SJC’S Entrepreneurship + Innovation Hub
MABLab!, the Internship and Apprenticeship program of the Office of Mission-Aligned Business, provides students with experience in the fast-paced, changing world of start-up businesses. With an emphasis on social entrepreneurship, MABLab! will reinforce strategies that drive economic and financial transformation while generating social and ecological value creation. Working in a co-working hub in Scully Hall, MABLab! students pursue the development of sustainable communities using traditional and non-traditional business practices and contribute directly to results within our own campus community.
MABLab! offers 2 tracks: the Internship—unpaid credit-bearing positions—and the Apprenticeship—paid positions that are available when on-campus paid employment aligns with MABLab! Projects.
• Comprehensive orientation
• Start-up exposure
• Flexible scheduling
• Independent and group projects
• Mentor coaching
• Access to co-work space
• Feedback and guidance for professional development
• Networking opportunities
• Academic credit (contingent on advisor/major/credit availability)
• Employment opportunities
Methodology: The Lean Startup
The Lean Startup provides a scientific approach to creating and managing startups in order to get a desired product launched and to market at an accelerated rate. The MABLab! program is designed around The Lean Startup to encourage students to build businesses that are adaptable, scalable and responsive to market needs.
The Lean Startup Process:
“Startup success can be engineered by following the process, which means it can be learned, which means it can be taught.” – Eric Ries, Lean Startup
Meet Our Current Interns
Office: 107 Scully Hall