View of Yager Hall on the Hartwick College Campus


This immersive internship opportunity, made possible through the continued generosity of Simon Baker '93, allows motivated students to explore their aspirations in and around social entrepreneurship, innovation and social impact.

Students begin their experience with a one-credit course that provides an introduction to the tenants of design thinking, entrepreneurship and innovation.

During spring break, the fellows will participate in a weeklong immersion program in Los Angeles and San Francisco where students visit some of the most innovative and well-known global organizations, including Instagram, Ideo and Stanford University d.School.

This fellowship and all of its components, including tuition, books, travel and associated fees, are covered in full. Additionally, students are able to earn up to a $10,000 stipend.

2023 Fellows

Wesley Bruce '25
Samantha Caceres '24
Nicole Fadzai Anita Chaora '24
Sarah Nasaka Kipruto '24
Abigial McCleary '24
Kaitlyn Marie Montgomery '23

2023 Experience

Hartwick College students during Baker-Simpson Entrepreneurial Leadership Program
Baker-Simpson Fellows
Host location for Hartwick College Baker-Simpson Entrepreneurial Leadership Program
Hartwick College student during Baker-Simpson Entrepreneurial Leadership Program
Hartwick College students during Baker-Simpson Entrepreneurial Leadership Program
Hartwick College students during Baker-Simpson Entrepreneurial Leadership Program
Pixar Gate in Silicon Valley

Baker-Simpson Stories

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2024 Applications

To be considered, students must submit an application on Handshake.
Required elements of the application are a statement of purpose, transcripts, and resume.

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Past Baker-Simpson Fellows

Diana Bechdol ’20

Stephanie Sacco ’18

Kelly Napolitano ’18

Rachel Griffing ’18

About Simon Baker '93

Entrepreneur Simon Baker ’93 started the Baker-Simpson Entrepreneurship Fellowships at Hartwick in 2014 with the support of his mentor and friend Barclay Simpson. Baker, Sharon Simpson, and the PSB Foundation continue to support the initiative, reimagining the successful model as the Baker-Simpson Entrepreneurial Leadership Program.

An economics and French double major at Hartwick, Simon Baker played D1 soccer for Hartwick. He is the founder and CEO of BakerAvenue Wealth Management. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Dallas, and Seattle.

Griffiths Center for Collaboration & Innovation

Dr. Michael Walsh, Director