Info Session; EDGE | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

Info Session; EDGE

Christopher Keller, Program Director for The Entrepreneurs EDGE, will be discussing opportunities for both first and second year students:

1)      Summer EDGE Fellows Program / Entrepreneurial Internship Position Initiative

2)      Market Research and Business Assessment Projects

3)      InnoQuest Program – Managing and Guiding Innovation (taught by practitioners of innovation) •

Case students that have participated in EDGE Programs over the past year (plus) include Michael Boebinger, Jamile Karout, Joe Masrud, Nimisha Menon, Ajit Puri, Paul Salamon, Boxi Chen, Jason Thomas, Boris Block, and Winnie Li.

Entrepreneurial Summer Internship Program (paid):

Area graduate students from varying academic disciplines and experiences are hired by The Entrepreneurs EDGE as independent consultants (“EDGE Fellows”) to conduct due diligence on new business ideas provided by executive leaders at small, medium or large companies. The internship runs from June to July with an orientation week at the end of May. This program is consistently rated very highly by participants, provides practical application of graduate school course principles, and many EDGE Fellows find full-time opportunities in northeast Ohio as a result of contacts made throughout the program. Students must be available Mondays – Fridays between 8:30 and 5:00 throughout the summer for research, networking and team meetings, though work schedules are primarily set by each student team. Access to reliable transportation is essential as travel around northeast Ohio is part of the program. Looking for up to 16 EDGE Fellows in 2013. Intern pay - $5,600 (or $2,800/mo).  To learn more, visit

Market Research and Business Assessment Projects

The Entrepreneurs EDGE is working with Case Weatherhead (and other schools) to provide independent study opportunities and/or internships, which would introduce graduate students to area companies in order to help assess opportunities for innovation or new business development. Some projects may qualify for ‘design’ credit and be well-suited for second year MBA students already enrolled in the two-semester ‘Sustainability’ course. Open to graduate students of varying disciplines. Contact EDGE to express interest. •

Innovation Management Program (InnoQuest) – The Entrepreneurs EDGE invites regional leaders of innovation to lead targeted sessions for business professionals from regional mid-sized companies (Fall/Winter).  Sessions are held monthly on Friday mornings (8:00 AM – 12:00 noon) at area companies. While the program is targeted for company leaders, EDGE is open to inviting pre-approved students to attend sessions at no cost.  References and recommendations are required to participate, and interested students should contact EDGE directly. 

Please join us for a presentation followed by an opportunity to network with The Entrepreneurs EDGE!


Contact Information:
Career Management Office

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Peter B. Lewis Building, Room203
11119 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH 44106-7235
United States


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