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University Startups Jumpstart America

American Universities (The University of Notre Dame included) are becoming an integral part of a reviving economic engine fueled by innovation and entrepreneurship and fed by both private public funds...

Entrepreneurship Week

100 countries. 40,000 events. 10 million people.

That’s what Global Entrepreneurship Week is all about, and it’s this week.

The Power is Shifting from Investors to Entrepreneurs

Being all about innovation at ESTEEM, we periodically find an article of interest we would like to share with like-minded students and scientific entrepreneurs. The link below is to a story appearing in Fast Company that illustrates the shift from investors to the actual innovators and entrepreneurs responsible for the original idea in terms of who ultimately controls new ideas that make it to the market place. This is in direct relationship to the reduced costs associated with bringing technological solutions to the marketplace when compared to the previous scenario common only a few years ago. Enjoy!…

Entrepreneurial Mentors

Ask any successful entrepreneur whom his or her mentors are, and you’ll get an answer. The most successful entrepreneurs seek the advice and guidance of more experienced professionals; those who have been there before, overcome failures and maximized opportunity.

It’s one of the main reasons entrepreneurs are successful—they don’t let their egos get in the way. They see the value in experience and understand they can learn a lot from those who came before them. But still willing to swim upstream with a great idea or a new concept of which they feel passionate.…

Empowering Entrepreneurship

Some believe an entrepreneurial spirit is either ingrained in a person or it isn’t. The spirit can’t be taught. Maybe there’s something to that, but the spirit can definitely be honed.

As an engineering or science student, you’re full of great ideas and likely have dreams of marketing turning those ideas into new businesses or incorporating your visions into an existing company. That’s the entrepreneurial spirit. But do you know how to launch these ideas?…

What is Esteem?

It’s no secret those who study science, engineering and mathematics are passionate, technologically gifted people. These skills are hard to come by, and now more than ever, America needs these people to push the limits of what’s possible. And who better to push these limits than emerging, high-energy recent college graduates?…

Converting Science and Engineering Skills Into a Viable Business

All types of engineers have ideas. Scientists, too. It’s part of the disciplines. It takes talent, skill and ingenuity to excel in these fields. But how do you convert that expertise into a functioning, thriving business?

That’s a question ESTEEM was built to answer. Each ESTEEM student works with a faculty mentor throughout the program and gets additional guidance in writing a business plan from the program’s directors.…