Launch-in-9

New Faculty Grants for Innovative Courses and Programs

Recipient Institution: 
Portland State University
Principal Investigator: 
Antonie J. Jetter
Grant Amount: 
$21,500
Year: 
2013

This grant supports Launch-in-9, a new venture creation program at Portland State. The program will guide interdisciplinary student teams through a structured nine-month-long process that emphasizes lean start-up thinking, connections to the local entrepreneurial community through mentoring, the granting of academic credit for work related to the E-Team project, and simplified access to funding. The goal of the program is for the start-up companies to quickly secure initial revenue streams, enabling students to use the start-up as their primary source of income after graduation.