The Bates Center for Purposeful Work offers and supports programs and events year-round to foster students’ discovery of entrepreneurship, start-up and pitching skills, and social, material and technological innovation.
Bobcat Ventures is Bates’ own student-run entrepreneurship competition. The Center for Purposeful Work advises the Bobcat Ventures student leaders and supports alumni mentoring, clinics and judges for this highly engaging and successful semester-long program.
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Practitioner-Taught Short Term Courses on entrepreneurship
2014: Digital Innovation, taught by Ben Schippers ’04 and Will Schenk, co-founders of Happy Fun Corp, featuring guest speakers, entrepreneurship talks and computer lab time