Colgate students have access to critical funds to support their ventures and enable their professional growth. These funds equip students to execute solutions, think critically and problem solve, and develop as entrepreneurial leaders.
Available for student ventures in the TIA incubator, seed grants provide startup capital to help entrepreneurs validate their solution with real constituents. Seed grants can be used for purposes like testing a pilot, facilitating user interviews, and funding a first production run.
Extraordinary Colgate startups are admitted into the Entrepreneurs Fund Summer Accelerator, where they receive a cash award and intense mentoring by seasoned alumni entrepreneurs as they spend the summer fully immersed in growing their ventures.
Colgate Career Services administers a competitive grant process for students who intend to pursue low-paid and unpaid summer opportunities. This program has the potential to support experiences for students who wish to spend the summer immersed in an entrepreneurial endeavor or interning at a startup.
To help our entrepreneurs navigate the wide-ranging ecosystem of grants, accelerators, and venture capital, we have curated a list of outside funding sources we've found useful.