Saunders Summer Startup Program

Start A Business This Summer

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?

Saunders College of Business and the Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship are pleased to host RIT’s Saunders Summer Startup Program. This initiative is an intense summer program aimed at assisting entrepreneurs/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
  • Customer discovery
  • Forming the business
  • Intellectual property
  • Seeking investment capital

Applications for Summer 2018 are not being accepted anymore. 



The SSS program is for teams and does not accept single person applications. Each team must be well rounded and multi-disciplinary in order to have the skills necessary to accomplish the program goals.


For more information and to apply contact Dr. Richard DeMartino.