Student Innovation and Business Analyst (formerly Student Desktop Researcher)
Innovation Enterprise is constantly evaluating commercial opportunities stemming from University research. Evaluation of these ideas includes technology validation, market assessment, competitive analysis, business case development, business modeling and business planning.
As part of our Student Innovation and Business Analyst (SIBA; formerly Student Desktop Researcher) program, we hire university students to help us carry out these evaluations, allowing us to develop effective market strategies for each opportunity. Students are hired from different educational backgrounds and work in teams, allowing for a strong cross-functional skill exchange.
Students that have worked as SIBAs may also have the opportunity to become involved with start-up companies based on the innovations that they have helped evaluate.
Campus Entrepreneurs - meet your co-founder
Campus Entrepreneurs is a USSU and GSA event focused on bringing entrepreneurial students from various disciplines under one roof to connect with each other on common interests and to find potential partners with complementary skill sets. This event gives students the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to other students and faculty members. Individuals with common interests may then form co-founder teams to explore the possibility of forming start-up companies based on student ideas.
Our first event was held September 26, 2017. Stay tuned for future events!
Find out more about Campus Entrepreneurs here!
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp - Coming Soon
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is a short and focused series of workshops aimed to educate University members about the challenges and successes of building start-up companies. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from successful entrepreneurs in the community; learning to identify the most common mistakes when starting a venture and also some sure shot characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. They will also learn when to bootstrap, when to look for sales, and when to look for investment. Participants in this program will be able to apply this knowledge to their new enterprises on a road to success.