At Colgate, students apply liberal arts to entrepreneurship to develop solutions that impact the world.

Colgate supports student entrepreneurs with mentorship, funding, and access to our exceptional alumni network. Through our programs, students develop critical skills of problem solving, teamwork, resilience, and more that prepare them for success after Colgate.

Student entrepreneurs in TIA over the past 11 years
Funding awarded to student- and alumni-led ventures
Mentoring hours donated by alumni, family, and friends
Colgate students attend a monthly TIA workshop in the TIA Incubator space

Thought Into Action Entrepreneurship Program

Become an entrepreneur. Develop skills and lifelong relationships and impact the way people live, think, and interact in the world.

Thought Into Action

students pitching their venture to an alumna

Funding Opportunities

Colgate provides a number of ways for student entrepreneurs to access critical funds to support their ventures and enable their professional growth. Some funding is also available for alumni entrepreneurs.

Funding Opportunities

panelist at entrepreneur weekend

Entrepreneur Weekend

Students, alumni, and families are invited to a weekend of world-class speakers, pitches, networking, and celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit.

Get inspired


Entrepreneurship events and speakers are open to students, mentors, families, and the whole Colgate community.

Events Calendar


Alumni Network

The Entrepreneur Network, one of the Colgate Professional Networks, provides lifelong support for Colgate alumni through events, programming, and networking opportunities.

Colgate Professional Networks


Director, Thought into Action

Wills Hapworth '07, Alumni Executive Director, Thought Into Action

Wills Hapworth ’07
Alumni Executive Director, Thought Into Action