Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative Awards Ceremony & Banquet

April 26, 2017
The Log Cabin
Holyoke, Massachusetts

Keynote Speaker
Gayle Rud Smith
President, Middlebridge Marketing

Program also includes Award Winners Business Exhibition and a Live "Elevator Pitch Competition"

2016 Best Pitch
Sergeant Shower by Jonathan LaFrance an MBA student from Bay Path University, a biodegradable 2-sided single-use all-in-one shampoo and body wash cloth mitt.

2016 Best Exhibitors

  • Amherst College - Connor Brown and Xavier Reed with Meetum, a platform for students to openly share events and activities, or "Meetums", with the college community
  • Springfield College - Misael  Ramos - Royaume Expressions, garment decoration
  • Western New England University - Joey Baurys and Nicolette LaPierre - Hemoflux, a pre-natal genetic testing company


Grinspoon, Garvey & Young Entrepreneurship Conference

Organized by the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation's Entrepreneurship Initiative, this conference is held annually to exhibit how aspiring entrepreneurs are turning their dreams into businesses.

November 3, 2017
Mass Mutual Center
Springfield, MA

Keynote Speaker
To be announced