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We work closely with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, scholars, graduate students, undergraduate students in our work. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us or apply for one of our open positions.

Current Openings (Spring 2023)

Startup Practicum (not-for-credit)

We have limited openings in our first cohort of the ESLab Startup Practicum. The Startup Practicum is a practical hands-on experience designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. The program will help you build a viable startup within a semester time period. The starting point at a minimum – is an idea and a willingness to build. We expect that you will work in this practicum to turn your idea into a product and found a startup. Continued participation in the program, if you are accepted, is contingent upon your regular attendance and completion of assignments. Interested students should apply as soon as possible by clicking HERE. The deadline to apply for this opportunity is January 15, 2023. Applications received after this date will be accepted but may not be reviewed. This opportunity is not paid. This opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in all programs on campus.

For more information on the practicum view this google slide deck.

Not currently available opportunities (Spring 2023)

Undergraduate Research (for credit)

We may have limited opportunities to earn three credits of MHR399 independent study credits for students interested in conducting original research under the direction of Prof. Eckhardt. Interested students should apply as soon as possible by clicking HERE. The deadline to apply for this opportunity is January 5, 2023. This position is not paid.

Venture Build (not-for-credit)

We may have limited openings for mentorship opportunities for students who are actively searching for, or building, new ventures. Students who are accepted for this opportunity will use their entrepreneurial interests as a vehicle to learn market discovery and business-building techniques, strategies, and best practices. Interested students should apply as soon as possible by clicking HERE. The deadline to apply for this opportunity is January 15, 2023. This position is not paid.