We Support the Problem Solvers of Tomorrow

with an award package totaling up to $15,000 per student, which includes seed capital, tuition assistance, and paid internships.

How to Apply

Applications for our 2022 cohort are due Nov. 30: Apply Now!

Our Program

Is a one-year pre-accelerator for students to explore entrepreneurship and develop their ideas through customer and product discovery. Admitted scholars are ambitious, high-achieving students that want to make a difference in their communities and their respective fields. The vision of our program is to engage students early, provide them with an environment to practice the science of entrepreneurship, and open opportunities for them to grow their businesses in the region.

Students that fully participate in our program may receive up to $15,000 in funding.

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We’re connecting our region’s best resources to empower each student to reach their full learning potential.

A Holistic Investment

Mentor Network

For Q&A including office hours with seasoned investors and diverse problem solvers that can help answer tough questions.

Internships

At funded start-ups and venture capital firms to learn how entrepreneurship operates in the real world.

Powerful Feedback

Bi-Annual Demo Days in front of investors, entrepreneurs, and customers to demonstrate learning and build confidence.

Meet the 2021 IP Scholars

Carletta

Co-Founder,
Coaching Connections

Coaching Connections uses technology to pair young girls with life coaches in their community to help them achieve their short and long-term goals.

Ashley

Co-Founder,
PneuTech

PneuTech is developing a novel, medically-controlled device to improve the safety and effectiveness of lung biopsy needles.

Andrew

Founder,
AnTech Solutions

AnTech Solutions is developing a machine learning system that uses novel thermal imaging techniques to identify concealed weapons.

Sanketh

Co-Founder,
Vitalize

Vitalize is supporting health care professionals with a mobile wellness app tailored specifically to their stresses, experiences, and perspectives.

Where our Students are Interning