Small Business Incubator Opportunities
Center of Excellence Effect - Students and their parents are attracted to a university with a distinctive center of excellence where they could see a clear path between education and rewarding careers. The Incubator presents the CBA and SUNO recruiters with a unique and compelling story as well as a solid value proposition for recruitment, retention, and placement, the same way that pharmacy, hotel-restaurant management, healthcare and financial management have been the recruitment hook for competing universities in our local market.
Internship Opportunities – The Incubator provides a unique opportunity for a rich on-campus immersion in a thriving local industry. Incubator tenants will be encouraged to employ qualified SUNO students' priority for internships. Students interns will be paired with incubator residents based upon their entrepreneurial interests. Business Administration majors with a concentration in Entrepreneurship, for example, will be encouraged to base their ENTR 470-Entrepreneurial Project on topics related to incubator tenant needs. Computer Information Systems majors will be given an opportunity to hone their IT skills by assisting incubator tenants with technology-related needs. The Public Administration majors will have a role in assisting tenants in navigating the bureaucratic paperwork processes needed to start or stay in business. Other Business Administration majors will support the Incubator tenants with marketing, finance, accounting, and human resource needs. The training received from working with the Incubator tenants will help the student to recognize their individual worth and possibly put them on course to become job creators and wealthy alums.