The Hampshire Approach to


Hampshire Students Recognized at Grinspoon Virtual Celebration of Entrepreneurial Spirit

How a Personalized Curriculum Drove Successful Entrepreneurship

Alternative entrepreneurship. Hampreneurship. Entrepreneurship with a Hampshire twist. Whatever you want to call it, that's what Hampshire students and alums have been doing for decades, and that's what we're here to strengthen, support, and promote, giving not just Hampshire students interested in entrepreneurship but ALL Hampshire students a resource for applying the tools of entrepreneurship to their self-expressed discipline. Hampshire has never been a one-size-fits-all place. Why would we start now?

Dabble & Explore

Students new to entrepreneurship can attend a guest talk or event, where they can meet our program staff and fellow students. To find out about our offerings each semester, join the Hampshire Entrepreneurship mailing list.


Focus & Pilot

Students with a solid foundation who are interested in furthering their entrepreneurial studies can take an advanced course, participate in many opportunities offered by Five College and local community organizations, or apply for funding grants from local and regional pitch competitions and accelerator programs.

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Advanced students whose Division III work focuses on entrepreneurship receive mentorship from faculty, staff and a growing alum and mentor network, participate in regional and global startup competitions, and can apply to participate in the Collegiate Summer Venture Program.



Summer Venture Program
Ten weeks of intense training and support from experienced mentors and highly engaged peers.
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Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative
A 14-college consortium offering funding and learning opportunities for collegiate entrepreneurs.
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