RISD E’SHIP is a design-driven entrepreneurship organization. As a network of student-leaders and faculty mentors, E’SHIP supports and guides students pursuing business ventures within art and design.


Through workshops and guest speakers, students gain insights and skillsets in business leadership and entrepreneurial thinking. Faculty and alumni mentorship give students the chance to receive feedback and guidance on their ventures.

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We provide a way for students to collaborate with the chance to develop their work in a highly connected and focused environment, while exposing them to a variety of grants and sponsorship opportunities.

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E’SHIP hosts a variety of social events and conferences that allow student entrepreneurs to collaborate with like minds, interact with industry leaders, and pitch their ventures and ideas to the College Hill audience and beyond.