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e5 (formerly Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year (KEY) program)

The University of Rochester defines entrepreneurship as “transforming an idea into an enterprise that generates value,” implying that the enterprise outlives the creator and that it positively affects others. Qualified students may propose to devote as much as an entire academic year to internships, special projects, relevant coursework, business plan development, research into various facets of entrepreneurship, or analysis of how culture and public policy influence entrepreneurial activity. 

For more information on e5, formerly the Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year (KEY) program, please visit the University of Rochester’s program website here.