How to Find Teammates:
- Attend Foundry-RPI meetings where students gather weekly to help each other advance ideas and form teams.
- Post a position on Handshake. With the Severino Center’s help, you can list a position opening just like outside companies do to reach Rensselaer students.
- Don’t underestimate the power of the paper flyer posted around campus. Students still read it (even if there are more sustainable routes). Post one in the Student Sandbox (Pitts 4106) where entrepreneurial students gather.
- Seek out the help of professors teaching courses with the topic/skill areas that you are seeking. Then audit/visit the class to find the brightest students to approach with an offer to join your team.
Will the worker require academic compensation?
The current mechanism of independent study (IS) requires the student to locate a professor willing to oversee your study and sign off on the form. The course of study, and the deliverable requirements, are worked out between the student and professor. The nature of a study may change over the course of a semester, so be sure the professor understands the nature of a startup venture allowing for redirection accordingly. IS forms can be found on the Office of the Registrar's website.