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Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership

January 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The Bates Center’s Winterim is a fast-paced immersive week designed to develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills in a supportive and fun environment. No prior entrepreneurial experience is required or expected.

Our 2019 keynote topic is The Value of Liberal Arts in Entrepreneurship. Our keynote speaker is Daniela Papi-Thornton, a heralded educator whose work focuses on system-led social interventions. Daniela was a Lecturer at Yale School of Management and at the Watson Institute as well as the Deputy Director at Oxford Saïd Business School’s Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.

Workshops included in Winterim 2019:

  • Business Model Canvas
  • Design Thinking & Innovation
  • Delivering Value: How to Win at Winterim
  • The Future of Work
  • Overview of Funding Sources
  • Telling Your Story
  • Personal Financial Literacy
  • Productivity & Decision-Making
  • Art of the Sale

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 non-profit professional community.

Prior entrepreneurial experience or an idea required? No.

Motivation, curiosity, and commitment to fully participate required? Yes.

Students discuss their experiences during theworkshop.


Successful completion of the weeklong Winterim entrepreneurship workshop is noted on student transcripts. 

Priority and Financial Aid Application deadline is November 9, 2018

See the 2019 application and tuition pages. For questions, please email entrepreneurship@lclark.edu or Chryshutchings@lclark.edu. 



January 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am
January 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


Lewis and Clark College


Lewis and Clark College
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road MSC 71
Portland, OR 97219
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