Launch of Dartmouth Founders Project

The project establishes a network of alumni who have pledged to support Dartmouth as their businesses grow.

“I’m pleased to announce that a group of alumni leaders from the startup community—those who are deeply engaged in the process of innovation and of business creation—are committing a percentage of their future success to Dartmouth as part of The Call to Lead. This grassroots effort, known as the Founders Project, has few parallels in higher education.”

— President Philip J. Hanlon '77 

The Founders Project is the first program of its kind in the Ivy League, and one of only six nationally. It has grown quickly, with 81 members joining in 10 months.

Hanlon also announced that an anonymous donor has established a prize and competition to honor Jeff Crowe ’78, a leader in the Dartmouth entrepreneurship community. The prize will be awarded annually through a startup competition to be held in Hanover.

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