Entrepreneurship Summit

The Entrepreneurship Summit was launched in 2012 and has quickly become one of the university's signature alumni events. Each fall, nearly 100 alumni and 300 students who are interested in entrepreneurship come together to network and learn from each other. The event takes place over two days-a Friday and Saturday-and culminates with a dinner on Saturday night.

2015 Entrepreneurship Summit

The 2015 Entrepreneurship Summit is scheduled for September 25-26.

Throughout the event, alumni act as a resource to students but it's important to note that the keynotes, panels and roundtable discussions are geared at entrepreneurs of all ages-regardless of whether they graduated from W&L in 2014 or 1974. Students and alumni alike learn from watching those who have both succeeded and failed at getting new ventures off the ground.

The schedule for the 2015 Entrepreneurship Summit will be unveiled as speakers and special guests are confirmed. Registration opens June 1, and registrants can count on enjoying sessions on raising capital, sales, hiring new talent, crowdsourcing and crowd funding, and knowing when to launch. In addition, the popular Student Pitch Competition and the Alumni Pitch Session are back this year.

General questions about the Entrepreneurship Summit? Contact Jeff Shay at shayj@wlu.edu or Rachel Beanland at beanlandr@wlu.edu. Questions about travel and logistics should go to Kerri Ritter at ritterk@wlu.edu.