Creating Startup Universities

General

Thank You for Participating in Startip University!

As of April 1st, we have closed Startup University to new submissions while we review and report back on the results. We will be contacting all of those who registered to vote on ideas, submitted ideas or made comments with the results of this project. You can also check back after April 15th or subscribe to the SBA’s blog for updates.
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Last year the Small Business Administration held a series of regional roundtables with accelerators and universities, and one of the major takeaways was that universities could use a dedicated forum to discuss best practices and build new connections between academia and startup entrepreneurs.

Based off this feedback, the SBA and Department of Commerce created Startup University as a forum for educators and entrepreneurs like you to vote, comment, add provide feedback, but we need your help!

  • Use our forum bellow and tell us what you are seeing:
  • Vote: Which initiatives stand out to you? Vote on your top 5 success stories and tell us if these programs should be replicated elsewhere.
  • Add Your Own– How you have promoted innovation and entrepreneurship on campus and in the community? What can be done to replicate your success, or learn from past mistakes?

How is your university promoting innovation and entrepreneurship?

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  1. Texas State’s RampCorp

    Texas State’s RampCorp program works to improve economic opportunities for women entrepreneurs in Texas. Women entrepreneurs receive coaching from experienced investors, entrepreneurs, inventors, and business leaders to learn about resources and opportunities. The RampCorp program includes both skills and knowledge training to provide guidance in starting, growing, and funding scalable companies.

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    • AREA48 Innovation Spaces

      Project Goal
      To advance high-growth entrepreneurs and new product development in regions hardest hit by the global economic crisis in order to accelerate economic recovery, growth and job creation.

      Project Overview
      ASU’s Applied Regional Economic Action 48 (AREA48) will pilot a new model for educating and supporting early-stage entrepreneurs by utilizing a hands-on, “pracademic approach” to create new markets, products, start-ups and jobs. By fostering deep collaboration among diverse entrepreneurial stakeholders, AREA48 will help to streamline existing entities to create a more inclusive and sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem. AREA48 is designed to supplement higher education with a hands-on, real-world-application method of…

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      • A.I.T.S. American Indian Trade skills

        A combation of classrom and on the job training to teach students to design and build passive solar homes on reservations

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        • CleanzoNE - Cleantech Innovation Community Connector in New England - http://cleanzone.cleantechinnovations.org/

          Ultimately will become a cross between Linkedin and Match.com for the cleantech early-stage innovation community. Open to all players in the cleantech ecosystem; easy no-cost sign-up process to request to join.

          This on-line community designed to connect all parties in the early-stage cleantech innovation community across the six state region. Helping entrepreneurs find in-place infrastructure and service providers, making connections with mentors & coaches, consolidating funding opportunities, and providing visibility of entrepreneurial activity to corporate "strategic" parties and investment community players that may be interested in funding, joint development or early customer engagement.

          CleanzoNE is an alternative vehicle to accelerate…

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          • Center for Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH)

            University of California, Berkeley has students from its Center for Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH) work in the community with underprivileged East Bay and Bay Area youth to share best practices in entrepreneurship, a passion for education, and to help high school students in the area pursue a college education.

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            • Syracuse's South Side Innovation Center- University and Community Partnership

              The South Side Innovation Center (SSIC) is a partnership between Syracuse and Syracuse University. SSIC provides services and facilities to current and emerging entrepreneurs,– all in an energized environment of entrepreneurial activity. SSIC’s mission is to increase the strength and size of the area economy by helping a diverse group of emerging and mature businesses reach their potential size and profitability

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              About Startup-U


              Startup-U is nationwide initiative of 150+ colleges and universities committed to promoting entrepreneurship. On this website you can:

              (1) share the best practices your university uses to promote entrepreneurship on campus
              (2) share pro-innovation ideas you'd like universities to implement

              Feel free to submit ideas, comment and vote for the ideas you like!


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