The Brandery Fellowship Program: A Partnership with the College of Law
Inaugural Meeting: Monday, February 18, 2013 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 204. Food will be provided.
What Does the Brandery Fellowship Program Offer?
Fellowship time period:
- June 17, 2013 – October 3, 2013
- Submit Resume and Cover Letter via Symplicity by 11:59 p.m. on February 25, 2013
- In-person Interviews scheduled from February 27 – March 4, 2013
- Fellows selected, March 8, 2013
Accelerating Startups by Building Powerful Brands
What is The Brandery Fellowship Program?
The Brandery Fellowship is a unique opportunity for law students to receive hands-on experience (and compensation!) in a dynamic environment working with high-growth potential business start-ups. The Fellows will work in 2-person teams to: (a) provide a variety of legal services, including entity formation, preparing operating agreements, protecting intellectual property, and more (depending upon their clients’ needs); and (b) interact with innovative entrepreneurs on business and other issues that may arise.
Description of Fellowship
The Fellowship is a 15-week experience, beginning on June 17, 2013, and ending on The Brandery’s Demo Day in early October – a day on which its graduating class of entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas to investors assembled from across the U.S. Each Fellow will be expected to work approximately 300 hours, working closely with their clients during the course of the Fellowship. Work hours will be front-loaded during the summer months, with fewer hours expected after Fall semester begins on August 19, 2013. Fellows are encouraged to attend Brandery classes offered on entrepreneurship (marketing, customer acquisition, raising capital, etc.). The Brandery will provide workspace for the Fellows at its offices in Over-the-Rhine, with 24/7 access.
Fellows are eligible for SPIF funding ($2,500 when combined with Federal Work Study Funds), as well as an additional $250 stipend from The Brandery. Professor Lew Goldfarb, Director of UC’s Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic,and attorneys from Taft Stettinius and Hollister, LLP will supervise the Fellows.
- Rising 3L with eligibility to receive a student practice license
- An open mind and dedication to helping startups succeed
- Professor Lewis Goldfarb, UC Chair of The Brandery Fellowship
- Tom Stasi, Taft Stettinius and Hollister Chair of The Brandery Fellowship
- Chelsea Koglmeier, Brandery Representative and Support
What is The Brandery?
The Brandery is a seed stage startup accelerator, nationally ranked as one of the top programs in the United States. We’ve made our name by focusing on the importance of consumer marketing and branding. Our four-month-long program in Cincinnati, Ohio, focuses on turning great ideas into a successful, brand-driven startup. Founded in 2010, we annually select 8 – 12 companies for our program, each receiving $20,000 in seed funding, a great team of mentors, world-class design assistance, and the opportunity to pitch to investors and venture capitalists at the end of the program. The benefits available to our companies exceed $175,000. To ensure Cincinnati welcomes its startups, The Brandery has coordinated special deals and VIP access to events around town for our startup companies.