The Paul J. ’69 and Kathleen M. Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship (SCTE) helps foster new generations of entrepreneurs through outreach programs, education and support systems. Centered in Rensselaer’s Lally School of Management & Technology, the Severino Center lies at the core of Lally’s commitment to Entrepreneurship, providing a broad-based platform for entrepreneurs to make the transition from concept to company. The mission of the SCTE is to expose every Rensselaer student to the practices and principles of entrepreneurship and to extend Rensselaer’s leadership and national prominence in technological entrepreneurship. This mission is accomplished in the following ways:
The Severino Center recruits Entrepreneurs on campus to take advantage of its services in many ways. It leverages the activities of the Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship’s office, which conducts idea generation workshops and elevator pitch contests that cause students with an interest to come forward and compete. The Severino Center then contacts those students and invites them in for coaching and development through its Entrepreneur in Residence, Business Plan Competition and Foundry programs. The Severino Center advertises its services on campus via information sessions during student orientation and throughout the year, through its sponsorship of the Entrepreneurship Club, and opt out listserv for faculty. Relationships to Institute research centers are continually nurtured and encouraged.