Home- Distinctly Colgate- Entrepreneurship- Entrepreneur Weekend Entrepreneur Weekend Menu Menu Little Talks, Big Ideas Highlights Over the Years Richard Branson, Virgin Group Virgin founder and billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson told students "The world needs entrepreneurs." READ MORE: The world needs entrepreneurs Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook Facebook COO and author of Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg, speaks with the Colgate Women in Business before addressing campus. LEARN MORE:Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani founder and CEO, shared his story with students, alumni, parents, and friends of Colgate in 2013. READ MORE Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani Ashton Kutcher, Katalyst In 2014, Ashton Kutcher advocated for student entrepreneurs to show their grit, continuing to work when most people would quit. READ MORE Ashton Kutcher, Katalyst Each spring Colgate University celebrates, endorses, and advances the entrepreneurial spirit of its students and alumni with a weekend-long event. Every year we are joined by real-world entrepreneurs who share their success stories and lessons learned, and evaluate the most promising ventures emerging from the TIA Incubator during a Shark Tank-like pitch competition. Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 Entrepreneur Weekend 2017 2017 Weekend Recap Forbes magazine tech editor About Steven Bertoni '02 Vice president, sales at Social Tables About Ram Parimi '05 Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Chronicled Inc. About Samantha Radocchia '11 Co-founder, Domino Media Group; Managing director, LaunchCapital LLC About Cliff Sirlin '89 Entrepreneur Weekend 20162016 weekend recap Forbes magazine tech editor About Steven Bertoni '02 Venture @ General Catalyst Partners + Rough Draft Ventures About Peter Boyce CEO, Outdoor Voices About Tyler Haney CEO and Co-founder, ClassPass About Payal Kadakia President, Global Sales and Service at Tesla Motors About Jon McNeill CFO, Giphy About Clare MacGoey Entrepreneur Weekend 20152015 weekend recap Founder and CCO, The Honest Co. About Jessica Alba Co-founder and Co-CEO, Warby Parker About Neil Blumenthal President, BuzzFeed About Greg Coleman Artist and Entrepreneur About MC Hammer Co-founder and CEO, Rent the Runway About Jennifer Hyman Chairman and CEO, Chegg About Daniel Rosensweig P’15’17 Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners About David Fialkow '81 Entrepreneur Weekend 20142014 weekend recap Executive VP, Microsoft About Tony Bates Co-founder and CEO, Airbnb About Brian Chesky CNBC anchor/producer About David Faber Actor/producer, co-founder of Katalyst About Ashton Kutcher President and CEO, Chegg About Daniel Rosensweig P’15’17 President and CEO, eBay About John Donahoe Entrepreneur Weekend 20132013 weekend recap COO, Facebook About Sheryl Sandberg CEO, Chobani About Hamdi Ulukaya Entrepreneur Weekend 2012 Founder, Virgin Group About Richard Branson 2012 weekend recap Support Student Entrepreneurship To support opportunities and experiences facilitated by Thought Into Action please contribute to the Thought Into Action Fund. All support will be administered according to the guidelines of the fund. MAKE A GIFT More Information Questions about Entrepreneur Weekend? Contact the Office of Special Events for Institutional Advancement at 315-228-7782 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about Colgate's Thought into Action Colgate Entrepreneurs. Distinctly Colgate Intellectual Engagement International Programs Success After Colgate Athletics Entrepreneurship About Thought Into Action Student Incubator Entrepreneur Weekend Little Talks, Big Ideas Entrepreneurs Fund Summit Series Professional Network Entrepreneurship News Campus Venture Initiative Submit an Update Partners Sustainability RELATED LINKS Intellectual Engagement INTELLECTUAL ENGAGEMENT Collaborative research by highly regarded faculty is a Colgate trademark. Off-Campus Study OFF-CAMPUS STUDY Colgate has one of the most robust off-campus study programs in the country. Career Services CAREER SERVICES Staff members and dedicated alumni play a key role in students' career exploration. Lucky 13 LUCKY 13 Find out why 13 is the most popular number on campus.