Entrepreneurship & Start-Ups

The [email protected] program coordinates several student-oriented activities aimed at fostering entrepreneurship. This extracurricular program will offers students an outstanding opportunity to extend knowledge and skills they have acquired through Williams’ exceptional liberal arts curriculum.

Williams Business Plan Challenge

[email protected] will be coordinating the 6th annual Williams Business Plan Challenge during the 2016-2017 academic year.  The winning team will be offered $15,000 financial support, office space, and mentorship toward building their business during the summer months of 2017.

For inquiries or further information, please contact:

Jeffrey Thomas: 413-884-2011 or [email protected]
Dawn M. Dellea, Manager, Alumni & Parent Engagement Programs at the Career Center:  413-597-2311 or [email protected]

Start-up Job Websites

TechGen (Start up internships in Massachusetts)

Accelerators & Incubators
Founders Space Accelerator

Build Your Skill Set

Best places for networking:
Startup Genome – great for networking with local start ups
Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance
Founders Card

Best places to build up your skill set:
30 Second MBA
The Daily Muse
Levo League – a community for Gen Y women
cindyalvarez.com – the best customer development blog ever

Best ways to find out about entrepreneur-related events:
General Assembly

Entrepreneurship conferences/programs for students:
Stanford e-Bootcamp
Unreasonable Institute
Startup Weekend
Lean Startup Machine – they also have a great free newsletter

Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship:

Echoing Green
The Resolution Project
The Kaufman Foundation
OpenIDEO – crowd-sourced solutions

Check out Careers With a Social Impact for more information on microfinance resources.