Abigail (Abby) Hamilton’s passion for entrepreneurship started long before she came to Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management. From the lemonade stand she started at age 10 to Patriot Portrait, her photography service that she began in high school for military families facing deployment, Hamilton actively pursued her dream of running her own business.
Now a rising junior in Whitman’s entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises program, Hamilton, a junior, is a member of the Couri Hatchery, a student-centered mentorship program that assists student ventures at any level. According to Hamilton, her Whitman education and time with the Couri Hatchery has helped her further her business ventures by providing her a deeper understanding of a business’ foundation. She continues to learn tactics in her classes that directly apply to running her business.
Hamilton’s business knowledge and success only continues to grow. Her business was featured in the Huffington Post and an Olympic ad for Citi Bank with athlete Kerri Walsh Jennings earlier this year. She has entered the Panasci Business Plan Competition and is working on another business idea, Spolitic, a platform that allows millennials to engage with political events in their area.