SUNY Startup Summer School provides faculty, students, and staff with the knowledge and networks that will enable them to commercialize breakthrough technology.
Enrollment closed May 22, 2020
SUNY Startup Summer School (S4) offers virtual accelerated entrepreneurial education and training for participants to help them secure the initial funding needed to get their technology to market.
Depending on their experience, S4 participants will receive the following support:
• Accelerated Innovation Corps (I-Corps) training delivered by experienced coaches from National Science Foundation I-Corps Sites and Nodes throughout the country. • Access to instructional webinars that provide the foundation of knowledge and learning aspiring entrepreneurs and established startups need to be successful. • Proposal development support from experts with successful track records in helping research teams and startups secure grants and other non-dilutive funding. • Customized follow-on training, mentoring, and networking opportunities that are provided in a just-in-time format based on each participant’s needs and traction.
Entrepreneurship 101 What It Takes To Commercialize Your Tech
Felix Litvinsky, Abakama Nicholas Querques, SUNY Research Foundation
NSF I-Corps Regional Coursewas offered to select participants June 29-July 2, July 7, July 14, and July 21.
Awarded $750k National Science Foundation STTR Phase II
Awarded $1.5M Department of Energy SBIR Phase II
UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY Professor, School of Public Health
"Learning the basics - the lingo and the process - was very interesting. I learned how to prepare a business thesis, articulate value, and create a business model canvas. Listening to the other presentations was also extremely helpful."
SUNY Polytechnic institute Professor, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
“ZAP! helps make the point that understanding what the customer needs is key to creating a viable commercial company. It is important to get out of the academic bubble and get honest feedback from real people who may actually use your product. Hearing that your assumptions may be wrong, and then learning how to take that advice is more valuable than anything else a new entrepreneur can learn.”
SUNY MARITIME COLLEGE GRADUATE
“The market-based approach of the business canvas makes a lot of sense. The support this program offers is incredibly helpful, I especially appreciate the direct feedback.”
S4 is led by a close-knit team of passionate professionals who are working together with SUNY’s campuses and partners to build a world-class entrepreneurial ecosystem. They wake up every morning ready to crush it for the innovators they serve and truly believe entrepreneurship is a viable career path for SUNY students.
Startup founder/advisor, tecH to market master, company builder