RPI Screensavers
Date: Summer 2001
Tools:
  • Canon Digital Elph s100
  • Stardust Screensaver Toolkit
    Downloads:
  • Download Trial Version 3.9M
    Links:
  • RPI Screen Savers
    Contact:
  • kirkd@alum.rpi.edu

  • The Project
    What started as a small two-day venture has propelled his success to sell over 4558 screensavers. The screensavers are composed of 52 beautiful photos of the Rensselaer campus.

    I first invested $50 in supplies to create 25 screensavers to be sold in the Rensselaer Bookstore. Near Christmas the appeal was apparent as 13 were sold in two days making the venture a profitable one.

    I later struck a deal with the office of the First Year Experience to purchase 1500 CDs to be distributed at Student Orientations. This past year I sold an additional 3000 licenses enabling them to pre-install the screensaver on new freshman laptops.


    The Response
    "That is awesome. I'm duly impressed." - Alissa Clark '05

    "Just thought I should let you know that the CD for the First-Year Students is great! Everyone in my family has wanted me to leave the screen saver on all day long. It is a good way to become familiar with RPI!" - Jack Z. '06


    Outcome
  • Invested $50, made much much more.
  • Sold over 4558 RPI Screensavers.
  • Learned valuable lessons about business and entrepreneurship.


    Downloads:
  • Download Trial Version 3.9M


    Links:
  • RPI Screen Savers