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Thought Into Action
Entrepreneurship Institute

"The critical skills we teach in the liberal arts... are precisely the characteristics that distinguish entrepreneurs who must not only understand how things are, but how things might be."

— Colgate President Jeffrey Herbst

Thought Into Action (TIA) Entrepreneurship Institute serves as the umbrella in promoting entrepreneurial activities on campus that have engaged the multiple constituencies at Colgate — students, alumni, faculty, parents, friends, and administrators.
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Student entrepreneurs demonstrate multi-touch device for TIA mentors

TIA Student Incubator

The year-long program is your chance to start a business, a project, or even a movement with the guidance of experienced mentors.

Ryan Smith '13 and Brendon Karson '13, founders of EcoCampus LLC, deliver tree-free paper to Case Library.

TIA Students

Students learn a great deal while collaborating and brainstorming with their creative and inspired peers.

Richard Branson pumping his fists on stage in front of a Colgate sign at Entrepreneur Weekend 2012

TIA Entrepreneur Weekend

Students, alumni, and families are invited to a weekend of networking, advancing ventures, and celebrating entrepreneurship.

Students speak with a mentor at a meeting of the Thought Into Action Program

TIA Mentors

Student entrepreneurs receive advice and guidance from entrepreneurial Colgate alumni and parent mentors.

Listen to wisdom from Colgate's community of entrepreneurs.:

Student working in the Entrepreneurs Fund Incubator space

Colgate Entrepreneurs Fund

Apply with a concrete venture plan for seed funding and a dedicated workspace in Hamilton for a summer of intensive innovation.

Joel Sommers presents to students about Agile development for entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship Summit Series

Gain knowledge and skills with immediate applicability to both entrepreneurial and academic pursuits. MORE ABOUT SERIES

Alumni share insights at the 'Little Talks, Big Ideas' event

Little Talks, Big Ideas

During Entrepreneur Weekend, alumni and students with successful ventures shared real-world entrepreneurial lessons and insights.

Students discuss an idea over their notes

Around the University

Entrepreneurship is infused in organizations and programming across the university.

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Entrepreneurship News

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Students in class with President Herbst on Technology and Disruption
Richard Branson answering questions at the Global Leaders Lecture Series
Entrepreneurs in the ENY Incubator collaborate
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Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding entrepreneurship at Colgate, ask!

Mary Galvez

Wills Hapworth
Alumni Executive Director