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Originally posted by Willy Franzen on October 26, 2013. Updated through a sponsorship agreement.
Posted by Willy Franzen on October 26, 2013. Positions below updated every five minutes.
Although I always knew that I wanted to run my own business, it took me until after I graduated college to actually do something about it. It’s a shame because there are all kinds of resources available for entrepreneurs who are enrolled in college. A great example is the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance. They are an Amherst, MA based non-profit that supports “technology innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education to create experiential learning opportunities for students and successful, socially beneficial innovations and businesses.” The organization exists to bring all of the great thinking ideas that happen on college campuses to life through business.
The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance has a great video that will show you what their organization is all about. Take seven minutes to watch it, and you’ll have a really good feel for what they’re doing.
You may also want to take a look at a list of all of the companies launched by NCIIA grantees. The organization is working on 200+ campuses and with “more than 5,000 student and faculty innovators and entrepreneurs each year.” If you’d like to help them continue to grow that reach, check out the NCIIA’s Careers page. Right now they’re looking for an Associate – University Innovation Fellows, an Accountant, and an Administrative Coordinator￼.
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