Today's entrepreneur faces a highly competitive and constantly changing marketplace driven by continuous innovation in technology, business models, execution, and strategy. In order to succeed, the new entrepreneur must develop an understanding of these dynamics and how their interplay creates value for a new venture. The advanced certificate in technology entrepreneurship provides the skills and knowledge an entrepreneur needs to successfully navigate the process of starting a new venture and managing technical innovation.
Advanced certificates are four, three credit courses selected from the graduate curriculum. Completing all four courses provides you with an Advanced Certificate delivering an in-depth knowledge or expertise in a particular area. Often certificates are used to enhance past learning or to acquire a new skill. It is not unusual for those who already have an MS degree in another field to enroll in a certificate to acquire new knowledge and earn a stackable credential to add to their personal resume.
The Fram Advisory Board honored Saunders exhibits, recognizing them for their specialized and applied critical thinking. The two teams awarded are “Commercializing Pumice Roofing Tiles in Nicaragua” and “Molecular Glasses Consulting Project — Feasibility of the Automotive Industry.”
Rochester Institute of Technology student Jim Heaney started his rapid manufacturing and prototyping business when he was just 14 years old. Five years later, and with the guidance of RIT's Saunders Summer Startup Program, Heaney and his team are hoping a successful pitch to potential investors will take their business to the next level.