Many students wish to delve into entrepreneurship but feel pressured to accept internships with consulting firms and established organizations over the summer. The Johnson Summer Startup Accelerator provides those students the opportunity to follow their dreams in a structured and supportive program that includes hands-on training and the ability to build their professional networks.
Johnson Summer Startup Accelerator is a 10-week summer intensive that enables students to continue growing their startups in the summer and build off the momentum that they generated in the spring semester. Supported by the plethora of Cornell and Ithaca entrepreneurial resources, startup teams:
- Develop a custom plan for growth with milestones to evaluate progress
- Participate in weekly workshops on a variety of topics including marketing, IP protection, building a team, and funding
- Attend networking events with other startups, experienced entrepreneurs, and potential industry partners and funders
- Regularly meet with Entrepreneurs in Residence for 1:1 consultation and support
JSSA is a summer-long intensive that helps graduate student-led teams from the SC Johnson College of Business.