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Student Programs

Engaging top talent in development, innovation and strategic networking.

Student Programs

Throughout the year, EDGE develops opportunities for area students to participate in new business development, innovation and strategic networking opportunities — introducing self-motivated individuals to new opportunities across Northeast Ohio.2014 Summer EDGE Fellows Group Shot

EDGE creates experiential-learning programs to help:

  • Motivated students find great opportunities.
  • Business leaders with new business development and innovation.
  • Our region educate, prepare and retain great talent in Northeast Ohio.

EDGE Fellows Summer Intern Program

For six years, EDGE has selected paid Summer EDGE Fellows to conduct market research and due diligence throughout the summer.  Students work in teams of two and are matched with business mentors and a new business concept proposed by a Northeast Ohio executive.  Fellows are also invited to various networking, executive education, and civic leadership programs to enhance their experience.

New and Developing Programs

EDGE is constantly looking at ways to engage students — from hosting networking sessions to inviting students to attend EDGE programs and events to assigning business assessment projects and more.  Approved students may be eligible to attend EDGE Peer Group Learning Sessions and connect with mid-market leaders across the region.  Contact us to learn more.

InnoQuest Innovation Management Course

Since many companies have not thought strategically about innovation, EDGE now facilitates for its mid-market companies practical sessions on innovation management taught by a regional leaders and is considering opening these bi-monthly sessions (i.e. 6 times a year) to select graduate and undergraduate students.  Find out more and let us know if you’re interested.