Student Involvement Opportunities
Village Markets of Africa
As early as your first semester on campus you can contribute to the growth and development of Village Markets of Africa, where students work as product management teams to plan, manage and grow VMA’s diverse product segments.
Juniors and Seniors will earn positions with greater responsibility - eventually managing many team members.
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Starting as early as your first semester on campus, you can become involved with our WittEntrepreneurs branded merchandise. We always need teams to find creative ways to solicit for designs, discover new products and help manage the sales/operations. There are already a number of students involved with each of these segments - but they love any and all help.
Interested? Contact Matt Lynch at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Students with a solid idea for a venture will have the chance to apply to launch or expand your venture through the WittEntrepreneurs Program. Students (or teams) need at least Junior status and can apply to launch a venture as part of the WittEntrepreneurs Program by submitting a business plan (WittEntrepreneurs Venture Proposal).
As part of this venture application process, students will have the opportunity to request funding for specific, essential equipment or expenses. As each student-owned venture evolves, these entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to apply for additional funding at designated times each year. Additional funding and support for each venture will be based upon an ongoing assessment of performance, lessons learned, and future prospects.
Download the WittEntrepreneurs Venture Proposal.
I don't have an idea yet, can I still be involved?
There are many ways that students can get involved with WittEntrepreneurs before they are ready to start a venture.
- Work with Village Markets of Africa on a project team
- Help another student's venture (you can find a list of student-owned ventures looking for help here)
- Work with the WittEntrepreneurs staff to explore and develop new 'core' ventures