Innovate at Scripps

Empowering Scripps women interested in entrepreneurship to learn more about the field, found compani We would also appreciate any and all donations.

Entrepreneur: A person who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk for a business venture. (American Heritage Dictionary)

Innovate@Scripps educates Scripps students about entrepreneurship, encourages them to pursue a business idea of their own, and builds their networks. Innovate hosts guest speakers and bi-weekly meetings to learn from and encourage one another on the front of entrepreneurship

Operating as usual 07/07/2017

VC Aileen Lee just offered some very specific advice to female founders looking for funding Researchers from HBR discovered that investors tend to ask men questions about the potential for gains at their startups, while they ask women about the.. 01/27/2016

15 Netflix Documentaries Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Watch

Looking for a homework break? You can still be learning something if you're watching these docs on Netflix! These films will teach you how to turn your vision into the next big thing.


Scripps Career Planning & Resources

12 students. 9 companies. 3 days. 1 incredible opportunity. Thank you Scripps alumnae. 03/16/2015

Leadership Lessons From The Woman Who's Made A Career Turning Companies Around

Lessons from Sharon Rowlands, CEO of software company ReachLocal A lot of what makes a successful CEO can't be measured, and when you're one of the few female CEOs, the path is even less clear. 03/11/2015

17 of the most inspirational women's quotes turned into art -

Inspirational quotes from amazing women. Go forth and conquer, Scripps! 17 of the most inspirational women's quotes turned into artUpdated 1:40 PM ET, Tue March 3, 2015 17 photos"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." -- Maya Angelou. Designed by Em Lee. Nominated by Eric Ankrah via Twitter. Welcome to the wisdom of women.Words have the power to inspire u…


Scripps Career Planning & Resources

"Women will drive innovation. Being an entrepreneur has become mainstream - and that is tricky. It's hard to innovate from the center. You can only innovate from the edge. As a woman and a fortysomething mom bit of an outlier, I live outside the demographic of the ideal twentysomething male entrepreneur. There are a lot of them where I live and work in SF. But there are more and more women - older moms like me and twentysomethings too... The demographics are changing. Who is at the edge? Women are. That is a good place to be." Caterina Fake, Founder of Findery and co-founder of Flickr and Hunch (pulled from Inc magazine) 02/01/2015

Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything

If you haven't read Eric Ries' The Lean Startup, Steve Blank's "Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything" provides a good summary. Launching a new enterprise—whether it’s a tech start-up, a small business, or an initiative within a large corporation—has always been a hit-or-miss proposition. According to the decades-old formula, you write a business plan, pitch it to investors, assemble a team, introduce a product, and start se… 01/29/2015

What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women

A must-read for aspiring female entrepreneurs. The sexism in Silicon Valley is sordid and systemic. It’s going to take a revolution to bring it down—or a woman’s touch.


Student entrepreneur panel is happening now! Great entrepreneurs, check it out! 11/14/2014

Perry Chen - Events

Don't forget to attend the Perry Chen talk this evening from 7:30 - 9:00PM in Balch! A great opportunity at our very own campus to hear a founder and former CEO of a well known company (KICKSTARTER!!) speak! Creator, chairman, and former CEO of global crowd-funding pioneer Kickstarter, Perry Chen, visits Scripps College to engage both Scripps and the greater Claremont Colleges community in discussions about finance, entrepreneurship, and creativity. 11/06/2014

Success Won't Come If You're Deathly Afraid Of It: 6 Deep-Seated Fears You Need To Address

"[W]hat holds so many women back from taking even one small step forward is their deep-seated fears about what high-level success will bring."

Ladies, we are capable of success and able to handle it once we achieve it! If you're not achieving the success you want, look inside. One of these 6 limiting fears is most likely holding you back. 10/30/2014

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Startup Weekend @ The Claremont Colleges 10/22/2014

This weekend (10/17) was the first , a weekend in which teams form and create startups in 54 hours! We had great attendees, great ideas, and great judges and mentors! Innovate@Scripps was a local sponsor. 10/19/2014

The third option

This one's for us, Scripps! Tweet Buffer In the recent months I’ve realized I am very much in a bubble. Everyone I know is building a company. Amongst my circle of friends, that is the norm. This, however, is mostly out of choice: I... 10/15/2014

Mark Zuckerberg's 10 Best Quotes Ever

Zuck always with a wise word. Our favorites from the ever-quotable founder of Facebook. 10/10/2014

Startup Weekend @ The Claremont Colleges

Interested to create a startup, from pitch to prototype, in 54 hours? Startup Weekend at the Claremont Colleges, held October 17-19 will be your chance to do so! Tickets are now only $24. Get yours before they sell out! Attend Startup Weekend UNI on October 17th, 2014 in Claremont. Learn to build a startup by being an entrepreneur! 10/09/2014

Women Entrepreneurs: Faster Than A Speeding Bullet? You Go Girl!

More on National Women's Small Business Month! Go Ladies!! Monica Collard Women-owned businesses are growing fast, you might even say faster than a speeding bullet. October is National Women’s Small Business Month and there’s reason to celebrate. Earlier this year (March) American Express estimated there were over 8.6 million woman-owned businesses in the U… 10/06/2014

16 Women Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing The Way Business Is Done In The Arab World

16 amazing women - check out their stories and their influence! Arab Women Rising , published in 2014 by the Wharton Business School, profiles female entrepreneurs from around the Middle East and North Africa. 10/04/2014

Why October Is The Perfect Month For Women In Small Business

Happy October, AKA National Women's Small Business Month! Get celebrating by being an empowered woman in entrepreneurship! October is National Women’s Small Business Month, and this month the Kabbage blog is going to be featuring some special articles to share the stories of inspiring women in business. This is a great time to reflect on the accomplishments and promise o 09/26/2014

Why You Should Never Wear Orange To An Interview

From branding your company to branding yourself, color has a lot of power. For interviews or events on campus, check out this article to see what the color of your outfit is saying about you. Why your brown "power suit" could be making you look passive, why you should ditch Navy if you're in a creative field and never wear orange.


Update! The event tonight at 8 is in PICKFORD AUDITORIUM, at CMC's Bauer Center! (NE side of campus, round building.) 09/23/2014

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Think Differently

How does your thinking compare to this list? Do you think the list is valid? Those in the thick of business ownership understand that even considering all its rewards, entrepreneurship is a difficult and complicated path. 09/20/2014

A start-up’s guide to getting investment

In preparation for tomorrow's "Fundraising in Silicon Valley: How to Win Over Investors" event, check out this article on getting investment. For many start-ups, getting finance is a lengthy and confusing process. We ask experts to share their top tips. 09/12/2014

50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business

Happy Friday! Do some soul searching with these fifty points and see if entrepreneurship is for you! Start your own business with these 50 signs that shows you are ready for entrepreneurship and to take that leap. Realize your dream of starting...


Don't forget about our co-hosted event tomorrow about what to wear to business events on campus!! Bring clothing or pix of clothing you think are appropriate and we'll chat about them and more!


Leadership positions are OPEN! To schedule an interview for Thursday and Friday, email [email protected]! Welcome to anyone who has been previously involved or people with no experience! 06/16/2014

10 Movies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

Hope everyone's having a good summer! If you've run out of movies to watch, try some of these... Whether it’s a heartwarming adventure, irreverent comedy or thought-provoking documentary, these films can inspire and motivate a weary business owner. 06/02/2014

Why I Was Wrong to Diss The Commencement Speaker at My Daughter’s College

Proud to call entrepreneur Nonie Creme a Scripps alum and a great commencement speaker for the school! A nail polish exec wows new grads at Scripps College with her commencement speech and surprises at least one skeptical parent. 05/20/2014

3 Things Men Need to Stop Saying To Women Entrepreneurs

Being an entrepreneur as a woman often involves encountering sexist behavior. Men and women, check out the below phrases and assumptions to leave behind. It's no secret the female founders face an uphill battle in the boy's club of Silicon Valley and VC funding. Two women entrepreneurs tackled the s**t...

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