The University Center Economic Development Program, an initiative of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) within the U.S. Department of Commerce, makes the resources of universities available to local communities. The program is specifically designed to marshal the resources located within colleges and universities to support regional economic development strategies.
The EDA University Center program at the University of Rochester Ain Center for Entrepreneurship aims to support aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region by providing access to entrepreneurial training for student, faculty, staff, alumni and community teams to help them achieve their business potential.
Successful completion of an eligible training program enables student teams to apply for a modest grant of $1,000 – $2,000.
If you have completed the NSF I-Corps Site Program, your funding request to the EDA University Center must be for different expenses.