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A Gathering of Entrepreneurs at Washington and Lee

The coordinators and winners of the Student Pitch Competition, l. to r.: Sarah Morgan '15, Matthew Kordonowy '16 (third place), AnnMarie Wakely '15 (second place), Brennon Williams '17 (first place), Joey Manzinger '15.

More than 200 students and 60 alumni convened in the second annual Entrepreneurship Summit sponsored by the J. Lawrence Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship.

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Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship Named at Washington and Lee

Larry Connolly '79

A $2.5 million gift from Leigh and Larry Connolly of Atlanta will support the University's growing entrepreneurship program.

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Diabetes Management App Wins W&L Business Plan Competition

Business Plan Competition Winners

A business plan to provide diabetics with a better way to manage their disease by using smart phone technology won Washington and Lee University's third annual Business Plan Competition.

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Wilner Named W&L's First Venture for America Fellow

MIkel Wilner, Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Mikel Wilner, a Washington and Lee University senior from Owings Mills, Md., has been selected as a Venture for America Fellow.

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W&L's Venture Club Helps Student Launch Business

W&L senior James Williams with friends in Kenya wearing the hooded shirts.

The Venture Club, Washington and Lee University's student entrepreneurship organization, backs senior James Williams' new business connected with the international Feed the Children Organization.

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W&L Entrepreneurship Summit Joins Aspiring Students, Successful Alumni

Greg Barrow, a member of Washington and Lee's Class of 1987 and founder and managing director of Denver-based General Capital Partners, makes a point during the Entrepreneurship Summit.

Washington and Lee's young entrepreneurship program brought practicing professionals to campus for summit to share their lessons with students.

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W&L to Host Inaugural Entrepreneurship Summit

Jeffrey Shay, the Johnson Professor of Entrepreneurship and Leadership

The Entrepreneurship Program at Washington and Lee University will host 31 W&L alumni for its inaugural Entrepreneurship Summit on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 – 10.

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Social Entrepreneurship Subject of New Startup.Org Course at W&L

David Touve, assistant professor of business administration, Washington and Lee University

A new course introduces Washington and Lee students to social entrepreneurship…and asks them to change the world.

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Proposal for Child Tracking Wins W&L Business Plan Competition

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The development and marketing of shoe insoles with GPS tracking devices as a way to monitor the location of children or Alzheimer's patients won Washington and Lee University's second annual Business Plan Competition.

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Two Share First Prize in Inaugural W&L Pitch Contest

Organizers and winners of the Washington and Lee Venture Club's Pitch Competition. From left, Max Farrington pitch competition director; first-place winner Aaron Digregorio; runnerup Kathleen Yakulis; first-place winner Jonathan Cahill; and Mark Sowinski vice president of marketing, W&L Venture Club.

Twelve Washington and Lee University undergraduates will have three minutes each to pitch a new business idea to a panel of W&L alumni in hopes of winning a $1,000 prize.

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