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RIT helps students take an entrepreneurial gap year

As part of his gift, McChord wanted to help students advance their concepts into businesses. “I’m very pleased to see the Entrepreneurial Gap Year Scholarship program taking shape at RIT, and look ... read more

RIT donation to fund "gap year" fellowships to bring promising ideas to market

RIT grad Austin McChord will make ... will help fund an incubator to flesh out student ideas and pay for these year-long fellowships. "Having a year would be a gift to any budding entrepreneur who ... read more

Norwalk entrepreneur gives $50M to New York school

Earlier this year, Austin McChord told graduates at the Rochester Institute of Technology that ... and opportunities for students to take “entrepreneurial gap years” from their studies to pursue new ... read more

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Tech CEO Austin McChord barely finished college—then donated $50 million to his alma mater

"Along the way, I came up with this idea that I would make a very large gift to RIT if I ever did achieve great ... including scholarships for students to take an "entrepreneurial gap year." The ... read more


College gets $50 million from student who barely graduated

Datto, which helps protect businesses ... his company idea “terrible.” About $30 million of the donation will go toward entrepreneurship development at the university, including a new facility and ... read more

Students: Palo Alto is getting more accepting of alternative post-high-school plans

Furrier, who is taking a gap year after ... of individual students is a better approach to acknowledging graduates' future plans without isolating anyone. "It goes both ways," said Cheng, adding the ... read more

Student inspired by McChord’s generosity

She was also impressed by news of a fellowship that will allow for a gap year, giving student entrepreneurs opportunities to work on their businesses ... RIT students just like those on the OWA ... read more

Escape games attract Hong Kong youth

All the games are created in-house by a team of about three dozen developers led by Mr Sze, who is also a 20-year-old student at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (UST). His parents ... read more

Lessons from Being a Gap Year Intern

Maybe you’re a college student ... they can help you to flourish in your intern role. On day one of your internship, march into the office with a contagious smile on your face. Approaching every day ... read more

Elizabeth Warren Just Unveiled a Plan to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

released a plan Friday to close the racial wealth gap by ... strength of the idea and the hard work of the owners and employees.” Warren’s plan, called the Small Business Equity Fund, would target the ... read more

Aboard the oriental express: An Indian perspective on China’s startup success

That illusion broke for me in 2014, when I took a gap year between ... from consistently adapting business models that have worked elsewhere, to solving unique local problems. As India’s startup ... read more



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