Give yourself the boost you need to be a full-time student founder!

The E+I Founders program, presented by the Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation at Grove City College, is a unique opportunity for current student founders to build their company without having to worry about a second job to support their studies and their business aspirations. Students who are accepted to participate in the program will be given the chance to grow their existing business and discover its full potential, while being paid for their work by the Center for E+I.

When a founder is accepted into the E+I Founders program, their company is also accepted into and supported by the VentureLaunch program.

Some benefits of the program include:

  • Expert coaching and mentorship from members of E+I leadership and beyond
  • Flexibility in when work can be performed
  • Compensation for time worked on the founder’s own startup
  • Access to the expansive E+I network of experts in a variety of fields
  • Reimbursement for business expenses (as part of the VentureLaunch program)

How it Works

Interested students apply to be an E+I Founder

E+I reviews the business model and student founder’s application

Founders accepted to the program are paid hourly by E+I*

*Please note that freshmen are limited to working 10 hours per week, and sophomores, juniors, and seniors are limited to working 20 hours per week. This maximum number of hours per week is a COMBINED total between all on-campus jobs. If you work 5 hours a week as a TA, you are only able to work 15 hours (5 hours if you are a freshman) as a founder that week.

Learn more about the E+I Founders Program

Become an E+I Founder

Applications for the E+I Founders program are currently closed. Be sure to check back on this page to find out when they will open again!