Formed in 1999, Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Programs (STEP) at Case Western Reserve University consist of Professional Science Master’s degrees in Biology (Entrepreneurial Biotechnology track), Chemistry (Entrepreneurship track), and Physics (Entrepreneurship track). Since its inception, more than 60 alumni have taken positions at a range of companies from start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations such as Microsoft. Approximately half of alumni have been involved in some capacity at a start-up and about 5% of STEP students have successfully launched their own companies. STEP supporters include the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, the Coleman Foundation, the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), and a bequest from Robert Stieglitz for the Physics Entrepreneurship Program.
Level 1 - The program has descriptive outcome data such as post-graduation plans of alumni: 25% Project Manager, 25% Business Development Associate, 25% entrepreneur/self-employed, 10% family business, 5% Program Manager, 5% enroll to achieve a MBA, and 5% enroll to achieve a PhD. However, no statistical analyses have been conducted.
Entrepreneurship at Case Western Reserve University