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.
See Grant and Application Information for details on the award and how to apply.
Deco Slides is an online retailer and manufacturer of unique slide sandals with swappable straps. Chase Jackson ’13
and Sam Jackson
YourYard provides on-demand access to fun lawn and beach games like spike, kadima, and wiffle ball, through a network of phone-activated lockers. Dean Koman ’17, Nathan Weinrauch,
and Zach Flyer
A mobile app that algorithmically ranked public events in a user's local area
Adam Buys ‘17 and Zy Mazza
Fair Harbor Clothing
A clothing company that makes mens swim shorts out of recycled plastic bottles
Jake Danehy ‘16 and Caroline Danehy ‘19
A music data platform that uses an algorithm to predict the next big music stars
Keshav Garg ‘15, Connor Lawrence and Matthew Pavia
Life Vision Academy/CYF USA
A progressive boarding school, life-saving home, and creative launch pad that is transforming Nepal's marginalized youth into confident leaders
Amanda Brown ‘15
PLT4M (Platform Athletics)
An online training platform built for high school athletics and physical education
Alex Relph ‘09 and Sam Breslin ‘09
Reign (Brainstorm Technologies)
A company using the latest brain technology to unlock athletes potential
Alex Drakos ‘16 and Dave Myers ‘14