Entrepreneurship & Startup

Today’s engineers are as likely to work for a startup or small company – whether it’s in the technology industry, medical devices, business services, or other fields – as they are for a major organization. That dynamic is not only changing the nature of the engineer’s career path but the industry as a whole. Now over 30 million business are considered small with less than 500 employees, making up over 99% of all businesses in the US.

The roles of engineers in a startup environment are unlimited but it’s their ability to frame and solve a problem that makes them especially well suited for the industry. Startups afford engineers the opportunity to experience the business-side of an organization while working hands-on with cutting edge technologies in a variety of roles.

The Entrepreneurship & Startup Community is designed to keep students informed about relevant industry news and connect them with related opportunities.

7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Leaving Your Corporate Job For A Startup

You’ve been in your corporate career for some time now and are craving a change — something more dynamic, less siloed, and with the flashier benefits befitting of today’s job market.

Ultimately, you’re finding yourself wondering: Should I work at a

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St. Louis Top City for Female Entrepreneurs

Here’s a fun fact: St. Louis has the highest percentage of female entrepreneurs of any major city in the U.S.

Seek Capital did an analysis based on data from the most recent U.S. Census Bureau Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs (ASE). …

By Kelli Delfosse
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Working at a Start-up: Advice for Job Seekers on Resumes and Reaching Out

To help job seekers amid this crisis, I’m spending a lot of time doing 1-1s and resume reviews. Below are my most common pieces of advice.

Mail me your resume (ryan@ycombinator.com) if you want feedback or pointers. And if you’re …

By Kelli Delfosse
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What Size Company Is Right for You? Here’s What I’ve Learned Going From Startups to a Fortune 500 Company

Last year, after a decade of working at small startups, I set my sights on larger, established companies: Series Bs, recent IPOs, and the Fortune 500. Recently married, in my mid-30s, and staring down a global pandemic, I was looking …

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The Takeoff Interview: Jim McKelvey (Co-founder of Square, Founder of Invisibly, and Author of The Innovation Stack)

Jim on how Square fought off Amazon, his new book “The Innovation Stack,” starting Square with his former intern Jack Dorsey, what it means to be an entrepreneur, and more.

Interview Guest: Jim McKelvey (Twitter: @2000F)
Role: Co-Founder of Square; …

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Career Resources

McKelvey Engineering Professional Development Stipend

In an effort to provide an equitable opportunity for students to make professional connections, stay current with developments and advancements in …