About the Fund
The Entrepreneurs Fund accelerates the ventures of Colgate student/alumni entrepreneurs who are solving big problems and have demonstrated an ability to execute.
Through spendable gifts made to the eFund, action-oriented teams are awarded cash grants to bring their ventures to commercial viability. Each team receives a seed grant; incubator space for the summer in Hamilton; mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs in the Colgate/TIA Network; and additional startup resources from within the Colgate community.
The fund was established in 2013, and maintained with lead gifts from Dan and Linda Rosensweig P'15, '17, Noah Wintroub '98 and Carey Jennings, and Michael '86 and Julie Ellenbogen.
BetterMynd is improving the mental health of America’s 21 million college students. BetterMynd gives students access to a network of certified mental health counselors and allows them to engage in teletherapy sessions.
Cody Semrau ‘14
CampusReel democratizes the college campus visit. We mitigate financial, temporal and logistical restraints that prevent prospective students from visiting campuses through a platform rich with video content from colleges across the country.
Rob Carroll ’15 and Nick Freud ‘15
Gipper is a sports highlight app and service that harnesses a love for athletics to improve engagement and further advancement at high schools and colleges.
Matthew Glick ‘19 and Jack Zamore ‘20
Loophole makes a rubber ring phone accessory that prevents you from dropping your phone while also improving how you use your phone.
Patrick Crowe ‘18 and Steven Stillwell
Room2Learn is a social platform and design consultancy that provides custom and affordable design solutions for K-12 schools, designing delightful spaces for learning.
Grace O’Shea ‘11 and Jane Zhang
A grant of $12,000 - $15,000 is awarded to each of the winning teams.
(May be taxable. Awardees are encouraged to consult a tax professional.)