Founders Program

The Founders Program gives you access to coworking space and all the resources of Sears think[box]

Three students holding two checks for $50,000 each

Have a startup? Apply to become a Sears think[box] Founder to connect with the resources, support, and opportunities to succeed! Open to Case Western Reserve students, staff, faculty and alumni, as well as community members.

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Founders Program Benefits

  • 24/7 access to floors 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7 (if applicable)
  • Educational programming developed to support all stages of venture creation.
  • Mentoring by entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, product experts, industry partners and faculty.
  • Use of think[box] address for business mail.
  • Read the Founder Handbook for the Details >>


  • Application and interview process.
  • Operating agreement in place (if you don't have one, we can help!).
  • Commitment to orientation and education programming.


There is no cost to this program and applications are evaluated on a semesterly basis (Fall, Spring, Summer). You are welcome to submit an application at any time.

Have questions? Contact Doug DeGirolamo at

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