MSU honors national alumnus Hossley, other alumni this week

Mississippi State is recognizing retired president of Hossley Lighting Associates and longtime alumni leader Danny E. Hossley of Hideaway, Texas, as the university’s National Alumnus of the Year during the Friday [Feb. 7] MSU Alumni Association 2020 awards banquet.

goPuff founders donate $25K for Drexel student entrepreneur scholarship

Cofounders and co-CEOs Rafael Ilishayev and Yakir Gola met during their freshman year at the University City-based school, and the following year started working on mockups of the business that would go on to become one of the most-watched local tech startups.

Senate Bill Complicates UH Plans for Student Entrepreneurs Center

The bill aims to put a senior citizens center at the same site of a planned student “live, learn and work” hub at the former Atherton YMCA. UH’s plan to turn Atherton House, a former YMCA property across from the Mānoa campus, into an entrepreneurial student center has encountered an obstacle.

Universities partnering for entrepreneurial incubator program

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Universities are partnering to help increase resources and opportunities for startup businesses. Wright State University and the University of Dayton are among those leading this first of its kind program in the Midwest. The public – private partnership between five Southwest Ohio universities is active.

Global startup summit taps Zymtronix as challenge finalist

Cornell startup Zymtronix – an industrial biotech company serving the pharmaceutical, food, agricultural and chemical industries – has been selected as a challenge finalist at the Hello Tomorrow 2020 global summit, March 11-13 in Paris. The Hello Tomorrow group scouts the world for cutting-edge technology applied in the digital, quantum physics, biology, biotech and new-material realms.

Starting Out at a Start-Up

Entrepreneurship and the humanities may feel like worlds apart. Start-ups have become somewhat synonymous with Silicon Valley, and the images they conjure don’t align well with values commonly held among humanists who aren’t typically motivated by helping businesses profit. However, after working with humanities Ph.D.s for more than 10 years, and, critically, understanding their work and training, we see more commonalities than differences.

Giving Growth Slows

While giving to colleges and universities reached a record high this past fiscal year, signs point to a slowing pace of growth, according to the latest Voluntary Support of Education Survey.

Webinar to offer legal advice for entrepreneurs

Establishing a strong legal foundation is critical when launching a new business; a Feb. 20 webinar hosted by Celia Bigoness of the Cornell Law School will offer legal advice to budding entrepreneurs.