Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Sears think[box] Pre-Collegiate Summer Program will immerse students in a meaningful, three-week residential experience focused on design, entrepreneurship, innovation and making. Students will receive training on prototyping equipment such as 3D printers and laser cutters, learn about product development and human-centered design, develop an entrepreneurial mindset, as well as design and build their own idea. 

Sears think[box] is a world-class, public-access innovation center that is your key to accessing a complete ecosystem for venture creation, including everything from design and ideation resources to prototyping and fabrication equipment, as well as the legal and business expertise needed to launch your startup in our incubator.

Students will:

  • Experience college life while you live in CWRU residence halls, collaborate in an innovation center, walk the campus and more!
  • Establish a strong level of confidence and knowledge in design, entrepreneurship, innovation and making
  • Learn to utilize creativity and STEM hands-on and turn your ideas into reality
  • Build connection to CWRU with authentic experiences as college students and with the unique histories of Cleveland and CWRU