Student Opportunities

From jobs and internship connections to clubs and fellowships, CWRU has plenty of opportunities for you to start exploring and building your path towards becoming an entrepreneur! 

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    Morgenthaler-Pavey Startup Competition

    The Morgenthaler-Pavey Startup Competition gives entrepreneurs the chance to win up to $25,000 to grow their ventures and support their business ideas.

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    Veale Snyder Fellowship

    Veale Snyder Fellows will participate in a wide range of entrepreneurial education and experiences from credit-bearing courses to experiential learning, as well as the chance to immerse themselves in start-up culture.

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    Student Entrepreneurship Fund

    The LaunchNET Student Entrepreneurship Fund is open to undergraduate and graduate students who can apply for up to $1000 for their business. Awardees will have direct access to funding and mentorship, and will participate in programming throughout the school year.

    Applications are open August 1-September 15.

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    Join a Club

    If you're looking to get more involved in entrepreneurship at Case, check out our clubs! The Weatherhead School of Management also has a dozen student organizations, including Innovation / Design / Entrepreneurial Association (IDEA) and Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund.

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    Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund (NEOSVF) is a student-run venture capital fund that makes small investments in local startups. Students have the opportunity to research and network with dozens of exciting local startups while learning about entrepreneurship and venture capital in the process. Please email for more information.

    Innovation Fellows
    Innovation Fellows

    The Innovation Fellows Program is a paid semester-long program that brings together Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Institute of Art students to work as a team on moonshot projects provided by a sponsoring company. 

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    Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC)

    Global VCIC is the world’s largest venture capital competition with over 120 university and graduate school teams competing. VCIC is the only place where students get to be VCs for the day and startups get an accelerator for the fundraising process.

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    Program Rewarding Innovation in STEM Entrepreneurship (PRISE)

    The Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER) seeks to imagine and influence the future by supporting undergraduate students interested in STEM innovation, discovery, and creativity through PRISE.

    Impact Investing Competition
    Impact Investing Competition

    Hosted by the Fowler Center, the Impact Investing Competition provides students the opportunity to network with employers in the Cleveland and impact investment fields and other Weatherhead students, gain insight into social enterprise and sustainable value creation, apply valuable academic skills to a real world investment situation and enhance presentation and teamwork skills.

    ThinkImpact Social Entrepreneurship Program
    ThinkImpact Social Entrepreneurship Program

    Do you want to solve social or environmental issues in innovative ways? Through the ThinkImpact Social Entrepreneurship Program, students will work on teams to create impactful solutions and will receive mentoring, necessary resources, potential funding to grow a social venture and a $1,000 stipend.

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    Venture for America

    Founded by former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, Venture for America (VFA) is a 2-year fellowship program that connects recent graduates with jobs at startups. Upon completing the program, fellows have access to VFA’s resources, including a crowdfunding competition, accelerator, and seed fund, to start their own company.