resources for students

• Entrepreneurial activity is happening all over RISD.
• Learn about entrepreneurial clubs, opportunities, & events for students.


E'Ship - student-run entrepreneurship club

E'Ship - RISD's Entrepreneurship Club
• RISD club empowering entrepreneurship by art and design.
• All majors are encouraged to attend weekly discussions & workshops on Sundays.
• If you're interested in more information & updates, sign up here.


RISD entrepreneur email newsletter

• Highlights entrepreneurial workshops, events, resources & opportunities available to RISD students.
• Sent to all students every other Wednesday. Check your email!


RISD events & workshops

RISD Entrepreneur Mindshare
• Hear 10 talks by RISD alumni presented TED-style to inspire you to start your own business!

NYFA Artist Bootcamp
• This one-day event for fine artists teaches the fundamental principles of sustainability in the arts, namely finance, law, marketing, and fundraising.

Art of Business Bootcamp
• One day event with focused workshops on business planning, marketing your work, finding funding, pricing work, and more.


Brown entrepreneurship ecosystem

Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship
• Robust resources, events, and advice available to RISD and Brown students exploring entrepreneurship.

Brown EP
• The Brown Entrepreneurship Program (Brown EP) is the main student entrepreneurship initiative at Brown University and is open to Brown and RISD students.


RISD student entrepreneurial opportunities

Brown/RISD Summer B-Lab
• The B-Lab is an eight-week paid summer experiential, immersive program in entrepreneurial leadership open to Brown and RISD students.

RISD Kickstarter
• Exclusive funding platform for RISD students, alumni, and faculty. Over $6 million in funding raised for RISD projects thus far!

Design for America
• DFA is a nationwide network of interdisciplinary student teams, including RISD/Brown, using design to create local & social impact.

A Better World by Design Conference
• A student-led conference at Brown University & RISD that celebrates interdisciplinary collaboration between designers, educators, & innovators.

Brown Venture Prize
• The $50k Brown Venture Prize is designed to empower the most advanced entrepreneurial ventures by Brown students. RISD students may apply as part of a team with a Brown student co-founder.


regional student-friendly competitions

RI Innovation Fellowship
• Rhode Island Innovation Fellows receive up to $300,000 over three years to test and implement innovative ideas that could dramatically improve an area of life in Rhode Island.

RI Business Plan Competition
• The RI-Biz Plan Competition, open to everyone, seeks to promote entrepreneurship & development of start-up & early stage companies.

MassChallenge
• MassChallenge is a global non-profit startup accelerator and competition with a focus on high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs.


intern & work at startups

Venture for America Fellowship
• VFA is a program for talented recent grads to spend 2 years in the trenches of a start-up with the goal to revitalize American cities.

KPCB Fellowship
• Over the course of a paid summer internship, KPCB Design Fellows join tech startups, where they develop their skills and are mentored by an executive within the company.

NEA Design Summer
• A summer intern program for the world’s most talented up and coming design and product minds.

Start Up Job Fair
• Multiple events that connect the best startups with job/internship seekers in cities such as Boston, NYC, SF, Toronto, and Chicago.

Angel List Jobs
• Search for open positions at some of the best tech start ups in the world and get matched to start ups with mutual interest in your skills.


online career library - business & freelance links

RISDENTREPRENEUR - Business & Freelance Info
• 200+ sites for entrepreneurship, business, freelance, & marketing.