ICE

Internship Consultants for Entrepreneurs

The Internship Consultant for Entrepreneurs program, or ICE for short, pairs student consultants to submitted startup projects. The three-month engagement accomplishes workforce development as specific startup project milestones are met.

Our grant funds pay a qualified student consultant to work on early-stage startup projects, lowering go-to-market barriers for the startup and increasing entrepreneurial exposure for the student.

We recruit from regional schools of business, accounting, and digital technology to provide services in market evaluation/strategy, bookkeeping, and digital marketing. Students can be from all levels of higher education, including doctoral students.

Apply with us to get started.

The process is easier than obtaining your first round of funding!

Meet Our Team

Apply for our Summer 2022 cohort!

ICE your project pain point with a student consultant.

We are now accepting applications for our Summer 2022 ICE cohort.

At minimum, we require that startups be located in Washington, Idaho, or Montana, and they are pre-revenue. Preferably, projects are attached to a scalable, life sciences company.

Applying is easier than obtaining your first round of funding!

Click the application button to the right to securely submit your application.

Filling gaps with ICE

The ICE program will consist of three cohorts of 3-4 interns each, deployed in successive semesters that provide wrap-around services for appropriately matched startup companies. The interns will be recruited in the greater Spokane and Pullman regions from the schools of business, accounting, and digital technology to provide services in market evaluation/strategy, bookkeeping and digital marketing, respectively. Funds provided by this grant will support the paid internships.

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1. Engage Startups
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2. Enable Matching
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3. Contractual Intern Engagement

1. Engage Startups

Identify startups who have an existing need that could be addressed through an internship.

2. Enable Matching

This could potentially happen through existing sources like Handshake.

3. Contractual Intern Engagement

Create a project charter.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a startup indicate interest in the program?

It’s easy! Just lets us know that you are interested and we will take it from there.

How are interns selected?

Interns are selected based on overlap between identified company needs and intern expertise and availability. We regularly recruit from the profiles available on the Handshake and Riipen platforms.

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