Entrepreneurship Conference

The mission of the Entrepreneurship Initiative is to encourage entrepreneurial activity in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts by fostering an educational environment among participating colleges and universities that informs, supports, and inspires students, and by recognizing and awarding students who display entrepreneurial spirit.

The Grinspoon, Garvey & Young Entrepreneurship Conference is attended each fall by 500 students from all 14 colleges and universities in the Grinspoon Entrepreneurship network. 

At the Conference:
  • Grinspoon faculty advisors conduct interactive sessions.
  • A keynote speaker tells their entrepreneurial story.
  • Grinspoon Alumni exhibit their businesses.
  • Students, mentors from Valley Venture Mentors, and business leaders network together during sessions and at lunch.

2019 Conference

Friday, November 1
MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA


Emily Levy, CEO and Co-founder, Mighty Well


Emily Levy is an award-winning social impact entrepreneur and patient advocate through her work as the CEO and Co-Founder of Mighty Well. Mighty Well creates innovative products in the emerging Adaptive Wear market that is focusing on inclusivity in the chronic illness and disability communities which affects 1 in 3 Americans. As patients and caregivers ourselves, we apply sportswear fabric technology to the medical industry and building a digital supportive community of Friends in the Fight for our consumers. Levy and team are leading the global charge of helping patients and caregivers turn sickness into strength with the vision of Mighty Well being the Under Armour of Health Care.

Levy is a graduate of Babson College, Class of 2016, with a scholarship for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership. Levy has participated in world-class business programs including the Morgan Stanley's Innovation Lab, MassChallenge, and is the 2019 Cartier Women's Initiative North American Finalist. 

While Emily does love speaking and inspiring health care professionals, she loves her husband, Yousef, and dog, Olive, more. Together, they live in New York City.

Hear more about the conference from Emily Levy HERE


Students from our 14 Participating Colleges can register at

Register for Sched our conference app HERE  


View the 2018 Conference Photos


Annual Conference
Entrepreneurship Awards


For more information please contact Cari Carpenter: [email protected] or 413-276-0831.

Participating Colleges

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