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Saunders Summer Start-up Program

Do you have an intriguing business concept with an early stage business plan?  Are you looking to work on this effort over the summer and get paid to do so?

The Saunders College of Business and the Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship are pleased to host RIT’s Saunders Summer Start-Up program.  This initiative is an intense summer program aimed at assisting entrepreneurs and innovators in developing their business concepts to a point where they are ready to begin to seek angel investment.

The program elements include instruction across a range of subjects relevant to startups, including:

  • The business concept
  • Forming the business
  • Intellectual property
  • Seeking investment capital

In addition, each team will receive mentoring/coaching and access to funding to assist with expenses.

Teams of 1 will not be considered so find your teammates now.  Choose your partners carefully as applications and interviews will be evaluated on the quality of the idea and the team.

The program will culminate in an “Investor Day” where each student team will have an opportunity to pitch their business to a group of “real investors”.

Application Process

We are accepting applications on a rolling admissions basis.  The SSS Planning Committee will review applications as we receive them.  Decisions will be made and seats will be filled throughout the admissions process.  Submit your application early as spots will fill up fast.

We will continue to accept and review applications until all spots are filled or until the final deadline of April 30, 2014.

For more questions on the application process, please contact Rupa Thind.

Apply now as space is limited! 


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