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Center for Entrepreneurship


An entrepreneurial mindset is an advantage for all college graduates in our fast-changing world. Whether you want to start a new organization or work for an existing one, you can benefit from the skills of entrepreneurs: creativity, developing and pitching ideas, taking advantage of opportunities, and making things happen.

During Winterim, students

  • Explore how innovators and entrepreneurs think
  • Discover specific skills and tools that help transform ideas into reality
  • Meet and learn from experts in the field of entrepreneurship

Successful completion of the weeklong Winterim entrepreneurship workshop is noted on student transcripts.

Students discuss their experiences during the workshop.

Winterim 2016

View 2016 schedule 

January 11-15

During this week, you will have the chance to delve into concepts surrounding mission-driven ventures, sustainable business practices and the evolution of business models in the social arena. 

Among the presenters will be Jed Emerson B.A. ’81. Jed will present his journey, talk about his philosophy of life and business, and work with you as you craft your own ventures.

Jed has played founder roles with some of the nation’s leading impact investing, venture philanthropy, community venture capital, and social enterprises. He is senior strategic advisor to five family offices located around the world with over $1.4 billion in total assets, each executing 100% impact/sustainable investment strategies with their total net worth. Jed coauthored the first book on impact investing, is the winner of the 2012 Nautilus Gold Book Award, and has coauthored or edited three books on social entrepreneurship. Jed has written numerous articles and papers and presented at countless conferences and professional meetings around the world. He has held faculty appointments with Harvard, Stanford, and Oxford business schools and currently serves as chief impact strategist for ImpactAssets, a nonprofit financial services firm and a senior fellow at the Center for Social Investment, Heidelberg University.

See the application and tuition pages for more information, or to make inquiries please email the Coordinator for the Center for Entrepreneurship, at