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 are now closed for Summer 2017. Check back next year!

Investor Demo Night


You are invited to join the Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Saunders Summer Startup Demo Night! This event is open to all! Investor Demo Night is an event where all of the Summer Startup teams present their ideas through a mock up slide deck for potential investors. Join us as our 10 teams share their business ideas and what could be the NEXT BIG IDEA!

August 9th, Student Innovation Hall-1600

6pm - 7:30pm      Presentations

7:30pm - 9pm      Reception

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