To Develop Student Entrepreneurs, Colleges Incubate Their Ideas

Competition Pushes Colleges to Incubate Student Entrepreneurs' Ventures 1

Michael J. Okoniewski for The Chronicle

John Herb, a student entrepreneur who was given support by Syracuse U., uses his dorm room to scan old family photos for customers of his business.

John Herb came up with a business idea while he was still in high school. So when it was time to choose a college, he looked for one that would help him develop that idea: scanning people's old photos and creating a private social network around them. Syracuse University stood out for the Syracuse Student Sandbox, a business incubator, and other resources it offers to would-be entrepreneurs. Mr. Herb just finished his freshman year there,