Initial Publication Date: March 5, 2015

Become an Entrepreneur

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Creative, innovative thinking and problem-solving is critical as we tackle the complex issues of a changing world. Existing careers can certainly support this creative, innovative environment. However, some students are driven venture out and create a business of their own. While entrepreneurship is difficult and not for everyone, for the driven and successful enterprise, it can lead to the development of new technologies or ways of doing things that support sustainability, environmental stewardship, or the betterment of society in general.

One of the most difficult parts of entrepreneurship is finding start up funds that will cover the cost of research, development, and testing. However, there are a growing number of options to obtain this funding. NSF sponsored programs such as I-Corps provides funding as part of a competitive grant solicitation. Learn more about I-Corps nodes and projects that have been funded to date from this interactive map.

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