Hitchcock Dinner with Entrepreneurs

Launched in 2001 with support from the John E. and Jeanne T. Hughes Foundation, Dinner With Entrepreneurs brings students together with entrepreneurs in a dinner setting. WPI students enjoy time with entrepreneurs, getting to learn about entrepreneurship.  The upcoming season is funded by alumni Jeremy and Elizabeth (Cash) Hitchcock.

Why attend?

  • network in a business setting with company Founders, CEOs, Presidents, Investors;
  • meet and mingle with entrepreneurs;
  • witness the entrepreneurial mindset in action;
  • explore entrepreneurship as a career choice;
  • discuss your own business ideas;
  • learn about resources to help launch a business; and
  • meet like-minded peers who might partner with you to launch a business.

Most cited reasons for attending the dinners

  • "...meeting business and social venture CEOs, Founders, and Presidents."
  • "...finding a support network for developing my business idea."
  • "...learning and practicing networking skills."
  • "...found an internship in a start-up biotech company."
  • "...gained skills, practice, and confidence in networking."
  • "...great food and conversation!"


  • check the schedule below;
  • register because seats are limited to ensure high-impact networking;
  • you are making an impression - dress neat;
  • dinners are free to WPI students and others by invitation;
  • cancellations: please notify "cei(at)wpi.edu" at least 24 hours in advance. Please allow a wait listed student to attend in your place as dinners are costly and cannot be cancelled;
  • Wait-listed students will be notified as openings become available.

Get prepared in advance - networking know-how in 30 minutes!

Thirty minutes prior to each dinner, networking skills are learned and practiced. Arrive at the Higgins House at 5:30 p.m.

  • Overcome common networking hurdles.
  • Learn networking etiquette.
  • Practice new networking skills before the dinner to use at the dinner.
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Dinner with Entrepreneurs

Event Schedule
Dinners are being scheduled for the 2012-2013 season.

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