Companies help us build makers of the future. Those with close ties to universities know the value of unique access to top student talent with making skills and other entrepreneurship and innovation experience. They recognize that universities with maker cultures are developing a talent pipeline that can think, do and innovate to have real-world impact.
Company Talent seekers:
At “meet the maker” events, accomplished students from all member universities will showcase their projects and display their unique combination of skills in making, mentoring and entrepreneurship. Companies will have an opportunity to meet these students directly when they are looking for summer internships and future employment.
Companies that manufacture equipment found in makerspaces know the value of close ties with university customers and want to be responsive to their needs. Having a seat at the table with consortium members interested in outfitting their spaces will provide valuable feedback and potentially new customers.
Public sector partners know the value of robust innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems to local and regional economic growth. Universities play an indispensable role in educating the talent that will start new companies, as well as those who will bring innovative ideas to established companies. With the important support and resources of the public sector, companies and universities are critical drivers of job creation and economic impact. We invite public sector partners to explore opportunities with us and provide insight on how they can support the creation of entrepreneurial ecosystems that create jobs.