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Engineering  |  Entrepreneurship + Innovation


  • $100,000 Seed funding (grant) for Entrepreneur + Mentorship
  • The funding will be available to you as needed. If more funding is needed, it will be considered


  • A recent graduate (M.S., Ph.D.) in engineering or marketing or any graduate student with a burning desire to own his/her own business
  • Applicants may have a colleague, in your field as a partner
  • Applicants must be ready and willing to pay the price of being an entrepreneur


  • To create a new product or revive a dying business.
  • The product must be tangible – something you can touch, feel, smell.
  • No software development, no/buying/selling, no consulting/investing, no middleman business, etc.


  • Ventures will be provided with a mentor who has a Ph.D. and 40 years of practical business experience
  • The mentor has done it all, from washing dishes, owning a manufacturing company, commanding a think-tank of a $20B oil company, creating management information systems, writing books and reviving a number of dying businesses.


  • Rolling – apply today! We will review and respond to your submission within two weeks of receipt.
  • Submit 6 page written report including resume and plan for your enterprise. Your plan should show the depth and application of your education in the business you have in mind.
  • Advisory committee will conduct pre-interview
  • Meet with donor and selection committee
  • Negotiate term sheet with donor/investor
    Leverage funding, mentorship

For questions, contact Brent Sebold, Director-Fulton Schools Startup Center, at