November 07, 2023

Winterim 2024

Applications are now open for limited spots in the Bates Center’s flagship program Winterim which features 60 speakers, mentors and judges for 30 students in a fast-paced week that culminates in a pitch competition with $8,000 of cash prizes.

No prior entrepreneurial experience is required or expected. Priority deadline is November 15.

Join us from January 7 - 12, 2024. 


Whether you want to start a new organization, work for an existing one, or are simply curious and motivated, you will benefit from this week. We assign you into groups of three or four to create, research, develop and pitch an idea. You will learn entrepreneurial and life-skills amidst inspirational speakers, mentors, and leaders in the for-profit and nonprofit professional community.

  • Prior entrepreneurial experience or an idea required? No!
  • Motivation, curiosity, and commitment to fully participate required? Yes!
  • Hone your networking, communication, and pivot skills!
  • Most meals included
  • Able to live on campus during Winterim at no additional cost if residing in campus housing spring 2024
  • Scholarships available

$8,000 in cash prizes!!

These funds are not tied to the idea/venture you create during the Winterim week (meaning team members split the prize money and can spend it on whatever they please).