TIA Challenge 2022

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An Anonymous DonorDavid Fialkow ’81 matched $25,000

Building a start-up from scratch is hard work — and a hugely valuable experience for students. 

Colgate's Thought Into Action (TIA) is an alumni-driven program that helps student entrepreneurs apply their liberal arts education to create innovative products and services for consumers, businesses, and social causes. 

Beyond imagination and drive, starting a venture also requires financial resources for prototyping, testing, and gaining customers. TIA entrepreneurs need your help to develop their ideas and build their ventures from the ground up. 

Thanks to our generous donor, David Fialkow '81, all gifts made through April 11 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $25,000, doubling your impact. Your gift will foster opportunity by providing teams with seed grants and summer accelerator funding. 

Please make a gift to TIA today. You can give online or by calling 800-668-4428.

My many alumni mentor colleagues and I have coached hundreds of student ventures through TIA, and we’re proud to see the lasting impact this program has on students' lives and careers. I hope you’ll visit the 2022 TIA Entrepreneur Weekend website to learn more about this year’s outstanding teams. I know you’ll be amazed by what these students have accomplished. 

Thank you in advance for your interest and support.

Andres Echenique ’83
Alumni Director, TIA Incubator and Accelerator

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