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

Our 3 Pillars

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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.


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.


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.

Student or RISD faculty? Get updates on upcoming events and news on the E’Ship Newsletter!

RISD Alumni, entrepreneur, or just plain curious? Want to get involved or lend support? Join our Network by filling out the form below. Also, check out UpStart to learn more.