Resources for Current Students and Alumni

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Per SandCrate’s materials (see FAQ link below) they are offering students at Rider University FREE membership to the site as long as they are enrolled as a student.  Please use your rider email address and the code RIDER34956 to obtain your free membership. The purpose of the program is to provide a safe place online for members to publish their start‐up ideas, build teams, and allow individuals to expand their entrepreneurial presence online.

Want to learn more? View Frequently Asked Questions

Still have more questions? Please email Francesca Karpicki, G.A for Center Entrepreneurial Studies, at [email protected] to get started.

The Uncommon Individual Foundation 

The Uncommon Individual Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that studies, develops and applies the art and science of mentoring.  The mission of the foundation is to select, mentor, and accelerate the best high-impact entrepreneurs in Philadelphia and the surrounding region, in order to foster corporate expansion, facilitate job creation, and catalyze local economic growth.

In addition to providing internship opportunities with Foundation sponsored entrepreneurs, UIF in collaboration with Rider’s Center of Entrepreneurial Studies is offering students and alumni FREE:

  • On-site mentoring (at the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies)
  • Virtual mentoring with industry and subject-matter leaders (in business, engineering, and computing)
  • Incubation and acceleration space through the Foundation’s MentorLab in Devon, Pa. 

Want to learn more? Read the program summary and Foundation background

Ready to get started?  Please contact to schedule an appointment with Joe Lopez, UIF Director of Entrepreneurial Education & Development.

[email protected]
610-520-0180 x 258 strives to provide entrepreneurs with information that directly relates to their financial well-being.  Over the last few years, they’ve built an informational website with in-depth material covering topics such as the cost of starting a business, the fundamentals of a successful business plan, and the importance of building up credit.

Whether you’re a budding small-business entrepreneur or an experienced business owner, selling your structured settlement or annuity payments can be the answer to a range of financial questions.  The immediate access to cash can help nurture your company into a sustainable business ready to tackle some of the financial challenges it may face.

Want to learn more? View Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any additional questions feel free to contact Lauren Terfehr, Outreach Program Coordinator, at [email protected].

Rutgers Law School Entrepreneurship Clinic

The Rutgers Law School Entrepreneurship Clinic is a new clinic headquartered at Rutgers Law School in Newark, NJ that seeks to provide startup entrepreneurs and early stage small business founders with select legal services and support (complimentary / pro-bono at this time). This Clinic also provides law students with hands-on transactional law experience in representing for-profit and social entrepreneurs.  It will also develop projects in partnership with the Rutgers Business School and the Rutgers School for Public Affairs and Administration, on which law students can collaborate with MBA and/or MPA students.  This clinic can be a resource for complimentary legal services for startups that don't have sufficient financial capital or otherwise can't afford startup legal services but need help to launch and grow their ventures.

For more information, click here.

Early Growth Financial Services

Early Growth Financial Services offers a full suite of accounting services for startups. Their team of finance and tax professionals understands founders and their businesses, reducing the financial burdens and administrative headaches that come with running an early-state company. They exhibit accountability, caring, excellence, integrity, and teamwork day in and day out in all of the work they do for their clients. They are located in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, check out their website.


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To learn more about digital marketing, webs, and entrepreneurship, visit the SEMGeeks blog. If you'd like to learn more about SEMGeeks or have any questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Disclaimer: The information provided here is listed as an information service only to our students and alumni and we do not endorse or guarantee their services in any matter.