Resources

The iZone team has compiled a list of resources to help you do everything from get started thinking up an idea to get connected with funding for your venture. These resources come from both the University, the Rochester community and sources around the world. As always, if you need help feel free to contact us here.

 

 

 

Getting Started

Passionate about a cause, but not sure how to get there? This is where your journey begins! These resources are for you to explore the mindset of changemakers and activists, and to learn more about how to shift your frame on problems and solutions on campus and around the world.

 

Inspiration

Are you curious about how other people around the world have tackled issues in their communities? Looking to get inspired by listening to the stories and dreams of changemakers? There are many amazing things happening around the world and equally amazing opportunities on the U of R campus. Here are some of the highlights we found for you

Idea Generation

 

Idea Generation

Need help with generating ideas, whether it be for a problem or a solution? Under this section, you can find useful tools and methods to get you through the process of creative thinking, brainstorming and sorting through ideas to reach the best potential outcome. 

 

Skill Development

Under this link are some useful resources for developing both problem solving and creative skills that may be useful in projects and the workplace.

Skill Development
Rochester Community

 

Rochester Community

Curious about what else is happening in our community? Follow the links below to explore the changemakers of Rochester community and discover where you might fit in!

 

Funding Corner

Whether you are looking to fund a new business, a research project, or an entrepreneurial experience here are some possible internal and external sources to get you started.

Funding Corner
Competitions and Events

 

Competitions and Events

There's so much going on on campus and in the world! Check out these yearly events and competions to test your skills and take your project to the next level. 

 

Academic Opportunities

Here are a few courses/programs, including internships and experiential courses, that are targeted at students who are eager to expand their knowledge and experience outside of the classroom and make connections to the local and global community.

Academic Opportunities
Mentorship

 

Mentorship and Networking

If you are looking for some extra advice or a guiding hand check out these great mentorship resources available to University of Rochester undergraduate students.