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Will grew up watching his dad start and build the software company Market Metrix and he loved hearing about his grandfather and great grandfather who founded the L. W. Nash Company, an aluminum rolling mill manufacturer in East Palestine, Ohio. Will knew from a young age that he wanted to be an entrepreneur. In elementary school, he started a pet sitting business, in middle school he sold sodas from his locker, and in high school he started keeping a notebook of big and bold business ideas. Finally, in college he began to learn about business through internships and school programs, eventually starting the streetwear company @SemiAquatics with his best friend. In memory of Will, the William G. Nash Foundation will support college student run businesses, especially those with a social impact, to expand and grow. Will would love that!


Applications for the 2024 cycle are now closed. Check back in January 2025 for next year's application. 

William G. Nash, Graduation Picture from Middlebury College


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