Our Zahn Catalyst and Zahn Associate programs celebrate community members who take a leading role in helping to bring innovation and entrepreneurship activity in the classroom.
Meet Our Associates
Zahn Associates approach other faculty and staff for academic support for these efforts, mentor student entrepreneurs, and/or run workshops and trainings in relevant subject areas.Â Zahn Associates dedicate a minimum of 2-3 hours/week to support startups at City College or other innovation-related activities on campus. Associates value the entrepreneurial skillset as a learning outcome and seek opportunities to provide broad support for culture shifts that support such education as part of the City College experience.
Mentors startups in our incubator and prepares them for our competitions.
Leads integrated marketing bootcamps. Her students work with our startups as marketing consultants.
Works intimately within our internship program.
Advises the Entrepreneurship Student Club.
Meet Our Catalysts
Catalysts invest 2-3 hours/month encouraging students to attend Zahn public events (through incentives like extra credit) or host Zahn-affiliated programming in the classroom, like idea generation sessions or prototyping workshops. Catalysts value the entrepreneurial skillset as a learning outcome and seek opportunities to provide contextualized education for their students.
Maria Binz Scharf