General Information

  • The eight-week program is conducted at Roanoke College campus from June 1 to July 17, 2015.
  • Roanoke College students receive Internship and/or Intensive Learning course credit.
  • Free room and board on the Roanoke College campus is provided.
  • All applicants will live on campus and shall be available for all team activities.
  • Weekend travel is allowed but team activities would take priority.


A participant works on a product concept.

The Program

  • Teams of students representing multiple disciplines will use existing ideas or conceive innovations and develop the associated marketing research, business models, and business plans. In addition, students will identify and/or develop potential buyers, licensees or strategic partners.
  • Students will attend interactive workshops and panel discussions led by business leaders, entrepreneurs, and college faculty on different aspects of innovation, technology development and business. These may include:
    • Team Building
    • Production Management
    • Marketing Research
    • Financial Planning
    • Business Planning
    • Product Research and Development
    • Packaging & Branding
    • Patenting
  • Students will participate in FDA filing, intellectual property protection and/or patent applications.
  • Students will also participate in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) application process.
  • The program culminates with business plan presentations by the teams before a panel of business leaders, company executives, and Roanoke College faculty.


A student team presents a dental product concept.

 
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