Skandalaris Center

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BENEFITS OF JOINING STEP

STEP Storefronts in Gregg House

Just getting started? Have a conversation with the StEP Graduate Intern, Rosie Dutt, to learn more about StEP.

Benefits:

  • Subsidized on-campus storefront space in Gregg House
  • On-campus solicitation of business
  • Organized speaker series and owner roundtable meetings
  • Leadership opportunities within the StEP Executive Board
  • Campus mailbox
  • Reduced fee for accepting payments through Bear Bucks
  • Card access to residence halls
  • Access to mailing labels for student mailing
  • Listing on StEP website
  • StEP Loan Fund - Undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need can apply for the StEP loan fund to start a new business or purchase an existing StEP business. Eligible students can borrow up to $10,000 per loan. StEP Loan Fund Application.docx (open link) Repayment is expected except in exceptional circumstances. The interest rate is the prime rate as set by the Wall Street Journal each September 1. 
  • Interaction with campus leadership through the StEP Advisory Board:
    • Will Andrews - Associate Director, Residential Life

    • Rasheen Coleman - Director of Advancement, Skandalaris Center

    • Jeff Cooper - Director of Auxiliary Services

    • Christine Dearmont - Business Development Manager, Weston Career Center/Olin School of Business

    • Beth Doores - Associate Director for Campus Life

    • Ashleigh Goedereis, Academic Advisor, McKelvey School of Engineering

    • II Luscri - Managing Director of the Skandalaris Center and Associate Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship

    • Joe Steensma -Professor of Practice, Brown School of Social Work

    • Learn more about how the Board can help