Entrepreneurship and Startups
In Winter 2018, the EARS team – Paulo C. Chagas and Ethan Castro – participated in Phase I and Phase II of “I-Corps Startup for Innovators” an NSF funded program directed by UCR Office of Technology Partnerships. EARS’s project titled “EARS Songwriting Camps”—was awarded $3,000. The money was expended for supporting two songwriting camps with UCR students and artists from Southern California working collaboratively on producing songs.
- Certificate of Completion “Startups for Innovators II”
- Final version of the project “EARS Songwriting Camps”
In Spring 2019, EARS Student Group received a $1,000 sponsorship from the UCR Office of Technology Partnerships for entrepreneurial activities.
Students from the EARS Student Group have gone on to startup their own studio, using the learning from the I-CORPS program to refine and hone their business model in the music production and music engineering space: