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.

2017 Conference

Friday, November 3
MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA
 Keynote Speaker
Logan Carlson
Co-Founder, Any Café
For more information on the conference, please email ei@hgf.org

View the 2016 Conference Photos


Annual Conference
Entrepreneurship Awards


For more information please contact Cari Carpenter: cari@hgf.org or 413-276-0831.

Participating Colleges

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