Inspiration. Workshops. Networking. Pitch Competition.
January 13 - 18, 2019
The Bates Center’s Winterim is a fast-paced immersive week designed to develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills in a supportive and fun environment. No prior entrepreneurial experience is required or expected.
Whether you want to start a new organization, work for an existing one, or are simply curious and motivated, you will benefit from this week. We assign you into groups of three or four to create, research, develop and pitch an idea. You will learn entrepreneurial and life-skills amidst inspirational speakers, mentors, and leaders in the for-profit and non-profit professional community.
Prior entrepreneurial experience or an idea required? No.
Motivation, curiosity, and commitment to fully participate required? Yes.
2019 keynote speaker is TBA. The keynote speaker for 2018 was Neal Keny-Guyer, the CEO of Mercy Corps, the largest non-profit in Oregon and universally respected for its world-wide humanitarian aid work and social entrepreneurship training.
Workshops included in Winterim 2018:
The Value Of Liberal Arts
Innovation & Deign Thinking
Delivering Value: How to Win at Winterim
The CEO of You: Liberal Arts & the Future of Work
Researching Market Size and Competition
How to Communicate Your Story
Personal Financial Literacy
Hardcore Productivity & Decision-Making
The Art of the Sale
Students discuss their experiences during the workshop.
Successful completion of the weeklong Winterim entrepreneurship workshop is noted on student transcripts.
Priority and Financial Aid Application deadline is November 9, 201810000