At the Idealist fair on Monday, I had a nice long chat with a prospective student who is in the process of starting a business. I was glad to be able to tell him how much great stuff is happening here in the entrepreneurial orbit. Or, as the folks from the Institute for Business in the Global Context put it in a recent message:
Grad school is one of the safest spaces to test out your entrepreneurial skills in highly supportive and nurturing environment. The Fletcher/Tufts ecosystem is filled with unique opportunities to stretch and learn, especially when it comes to venturing in the emerging markets and having social impact.
Some of the opportunities here for students are:
- Fletcher D-Prize
- Tufts New Ventures Competition
- Tufts Venture Lab
- Tufts Ideas Competition
- Ricci Interdisciplinary Prize
There are coaching opportunities available in the lead-up to the competitions. And entrepreneurs aren’t limited to creating ventures! They like to hang out, too, which they did last week at a “Venturing Social Evening” at a local café.
For more information about all the options for Fletcher entrepreneurs, follow the news on the IBGC Entrepreneurship page.