NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Program Designed to aid academic research and STEM-based innovations in the transition from lab to practical application in society. Entrepreneur of the Year Established in 1990, this award salutes successful entrepreneurs who, in turn, are important role models for the students of Rensselaer. Foundry-RPI Student entrepreneurs, builders, designers, and developers obtain feedback from their peers and learn the practices of entrepreneurship and management. Startup Tech Valley A monthly meetup for entrepreneurs, investors, startup employees, and startup service providers. University Innovation Fellows The Fellows are a national community of students leading a movement to ensure that all students gain the necessary attitudes, skills, and knowledge required to compete in the economy of the future. Rensselaer Entrepreneurship Intern Program (REIP) Designed to assist students in understanding the opportunities and challenges of working within a startup or early-stage company. Women in Entrepreneurship Programs designed to communicate the unique experiences of successful women entrepreneurs and to encourage and support entrepreneurial initiatives among women of all ages.