Creating Startup Universities

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Increasing the Pipeline of Women in Entrepreneurship: Hass/UC Berkley, George Washington and Syracuse.

Developed in 2011 by Springworks and piloted at Haas/UC Berkeley, WE-Generation (WE-Gen) is a growing community of next generation women interested in entrepreneurship who actively work together to learn, support, and inspire.

Using a campus based chapter model, participating students develop a charter for how they are organized that best fits their interests and Universities. The leaders of each University's WE Gen chapter, in coordination with their members, create and run programs that will help their entrepreneurial aspirations.

Each chapter is meant to not only be a beacon for on campus women entrepreneurs but to provide them with a voice to affect other more established innovation/entrepreneur programs where women have been underrepresented.

In addition to traditional peer collaboration, the We Generation structure encourages “generational linking”, which combines the eagerness, passion and capability of the next generation of women entrepreneurs with the wealth of experience from professional women who are leaders in the innovation economy.

WISE Women's Business Center (WBC) at Syracuse University

The WISE Women's Business Center (WBC) at Syracuse University is an exciting resource for women entrepreneurs at all stages of business development. If you have a business idea or a dream, if you are starting a business, or have an established business which you're growing, we can help.

George Washington University: Hot Mammas Project = Dynamic Female Entrepreneurs

The nationally award-winning Hot Mommas® Project is the world’s largest women’s digital case study library designed to serve as role models and mentors from the basement to the boardroom. The library is free, comprised of rich – often jaw-dropping stories, by women of all backgrounds and cultures. The Hot Mommas Project collaborates with educators, institutions, women’s and girl’s groups, parents, and companies to use the venture’s teaching tools which increase confidence up to 200%.

Hot Mommas® Project research is housed at the George Washington School of Business, Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence where Kathy Korman Frey is on the faculty and teaches Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership. The class is the recipient of a National Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Award

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