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Saunders Summer Start-up Program
Start a business this summer!
Do you have an intriguing business concept with 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/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 a stipend, mentoring, and working space for your 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”.
The SSS program is for teams and does not accept single person applications.
Students are required to be in Rochester on campus to particpate. It is a time intesive program - you should expect to work significantly more than 40 hours per week. Students in the past have worked upwards of 50-60 hours because they were driven to make their idea a reality.
Applications are no longer being accepted for Summer 2015.