2022 Winterim

Winterim is a five-day entrepreneurship immersion event that culminates in a pitch competition. Since Winterim will be conducted in a hybrid style this year, the Bates Center views it as an opportunity to open up part of the programming to alumni, parents, students, faculty/staff, and the professional community.

Over 40 professionals served as speakers, mentors and judges for our 30 students during January 9-14. Here are the events our alumni/parents and the greater community are invited to participate in and/or watch.


Speaker 1

When : Jan 11, 2022 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic : Liberal Arts and the Future of Work

Our speaker is Michelle Weise who is an expert in higher education and the future of work. She will describe the disconnect between higher education and work/life trends and then describe what liberal arts brings to the table and how liberal arts students can bridge the chasm between college and the future of work.
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Speaker 2

When : Jan 12, 2022 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Ethic to Action: Designing a Purpose Led Organization

Join our speaker James Joaquin, the co-founder of Obvious Ventures where he discusses purpose led organizations, changes you can make in yours, and how a for-profit can achieve significant social and environmental progress.
Registration no longer available.

Pitch Competition

When: Jan 14, 2022 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Pitch Competition
This is a chance for family, friends and fans to see all the team pitches.
Registration no longer available