Stories about "Bobcat Ventures"
A panel of Bates alumni discuss entrepreneurship: from building their own businesses, supporting their communities, and more!They will share stories of entrepreneurship, managing failure and adversity, and offer advice on how to develop these skills so vital to making a difference in any setting or industry. This event also kicks off Bobcat Ventures, Bates’ entrepreneurship program that provides students with skills, training, and mentorship culminating in a pitch competition. Students of all majors, years, and interests are invited to participate!Introducing the panel is Allen Delong, Senior Associate Dean, Center for Purposeful WorkPanel from left:Moderator, Chris Barbin '93, Bates Trustee and Serial Entrepreneur, Venture Partner at GGV Capital ;Mbali Ndlovu '12, Founder of LukafitMichelle Pham '15, Account Manager at Google Julia Sleeper '08 Founder and Executive Director of Tree Street Youth
Advice from Bates entrepreneurs: Find a need, talk to customers, and get a return

Friday, November 8, 2019 8:59 am

A Google account manager, a founder of an activewear brand for women of color, and a founder of a Lewiston youth center — all Bates alumnae — share their stories.

‘Airbnb for storage’ idea takes $10,000 top prize in Bobcat Ventures competition

Thursday, March 28, 2019 3:42 pm

George DeLana ’19, the cofounder of a marketplace for renting summer storage space, says the secret to success is pitching, pitching, pitching.

Retail space business wins $9K in student pitch competition

Thursday, April 5, 2018 10:22 am

Ben Nussbaum '19 impressed the alumni judges with his idea's clarity, focus, and viability.

Student’s social-enterprise pitch wins $9K Bobcat Ventures competition

Friday, April 7, 2017 10:28 am

The pitch grew from a summer job: helping a Lewiston nonprofit make some money growing and selling products made from medicinal herbs and flowers.

Bates in the News: April 8, 2016

Thursday, April 7, 2016 1:45 pm

A Bates professor says public schools have a mass-incarceration mindset, plus Bates admission in TIME magazine and Bates mailboxes in The Boston Globe.

With at least $5,000 in the offing, student entrepreneurs pitch business ideas

Friday, April 3, 2015 11:55 am

Bobcat Ventures, a Bates College student organization dedicated to entrepreneurship, is sponsoring a business idea competition on April 4.