Developing your start-up idea can be a difficult task, especially for undergraduate and graduate students who are inexperienced in addressing the challenges of starting a new venture. To assist these students in developing, testing and validating their business ideas the Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship & Commercialization (ITEC) offers a summer start-up program.
The program lasts 10 weeks in which each attendee is expected to spend at least 40 hours a week developing their business idea. Accepted applicants are provided with office space throughout the summer as well as mentoring support from experienced entrepreneurs in the Boston University community as well as the Boston area. Students learn how to create persuasive elevator pitches, design a “go to market” strategy, write executive summaries and many more entrepreneurial skills.
For the first time, this year the start-up summer camp companies will be participating in the annual Tech, Drugs, and Rock n’Roll networking conference. They will highlight the 10 participating companies. Some of the companies featured at the event will include:
An online website that offers college students brand name supplements and vitamins at affordable prices. It offers free same day delivery on the campuses we go on as an added convenience. Users can use the website to interact, track goals and progress, and gain information about fitness.
The first service-based social network for potential, active and alumni members of college Greek-life across the nation. InnerGreek provides an online platform for chapters to improve recruitment yield, expand alumni involvement and increase annual fundraising, while providing members an exclusive site to effortlessly interact, plan events, and manage their chapter’s day-to-day operations.
A “Sales Development 2.0″ software designed to help sales professionals pinpoint areas of improvement, track goal progress, and most importantly, deliver better numbers. Sales reps who use this developmental software platform can expect a 20-30% improvement in sales performance.
Interested in learning more about these start-up ideas as well as the others developed by the students in the program? Want to see how Boston University students rock out in the world of technology, business, and science? Join us at Tech, Drugs, and Rock n’Roll.
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