RIT Saunders Student Accelerator

Start Your Business at RIT

Do you have an intriguing business concept with an early-stage business plan? Are you looking to work on this during the academic year and earn a stipend to do so?

The Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is pleased to host RIT’s Saunders Student Accelerator Program. This initiative is a full-time intense semester-long 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 offers 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 the Summer 2019 semester are now open! Please use the following link to apply.

The SSA 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.  All students participating must work on this full-time and are not allowed to take classes inconjunction with this program. This program may also be considered for co-op credit, pending department approval.