The Remote Entrepreneurship Project (REP) Program was created by the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship and Post-Graduate Planning & Experiential Education in response to the delays or disruptions many Case Western Reserve University students experienced to their planned summer jobs and internships as a consequence of COVID-19.
As of the Spring '22 semester, the REP program has been discontinued. Instead, the Veale Institute will be implementing a summer internship program that builds upon the format of the REP program to create a more robust internship experience for students. More information on this summer's program is to come.
Previous REP Sessions
For summer 2020, we received approximately 150 project submissions and 200 student applicants. Participating students majored in a variety of subjects, such as business management, biochemistry, economics, political science, cognitive science, computer science, finance and psychology. Startups, about 70% of which were located in Greater Cleveland, ranged from business-to-business software companies to real estate, educational technology, consumer products and services, and well beyond.
Projects included building a software platform for supply chains, conducting market research, producing promotional videos and engaging in graphic design work, among many other opportunities. Students committed a minimum of 10 hours of work per week, for about six weeks and were compensated with a $500 stipend. Students enrolled in Post-Graduate Planning & Experiential Education’s Practicum, which provided staff support, transcript notation, as well as complementary programming throughout the summer to foster a cohort experience. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.