In the fall of 2018, the Shipley Center launched its Cube program with the aim of accelerating the ideas of a select group of student entrepreneurs who were truly dedicated to their business ideas. Students in this program gain access to special resources that are not available to the rest of the Clarkson student body.
To become a member of the Cube, students must participate in one of several pitch events held throughout the academic year to demonstrate not only that they have a great idea, but also that they are truly dedicated to developing it. The students from each pitch who are selected to join the Cube then become members of the program for one full year. Student teams that successfully accomplish their Cube goals are eligible to apply for re-entry into the program in order to continue the acceleration of their idea.
The Cube offers the following resources to students:
- Supervised discretionary funds
- Eligibility to apply for full-Ignition grant
- A dedicated project team
- Access to Shipley Center full-time staff and Shipley's Subject Matter Experts
- External business plan competition sponsorship