T-Mobile awards Academies of Loudoun students seed funding for tech startup

AmityConnections, a health-focused tech startup founded by Academy of Loudoun juniors Kushi Sethuram and Karthik Ramu, has been named among the top 30 winning teams in the 2019 T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge. The company will receive $2,000 in seed funding. Sethuram, 16, and Ramu, 17, both reside in Aldie and attend the Academy of Engineering & Technology. Last school year they took a dual-enrollment entrepreneurship class and for a project were challenged to formulate a business idea based on an issue close to their hearts.

Rebel Venture Fund: Investing in Las Vegas, Opening Doors for Future Business Leaders

If it’s 9 p.m. on a Friday in Las Vegas, chances are you’ll find a couple of college students playing pool down the street from UNLV. The meetups for UNLV’s Rebel Venture Fund (RVF) happen at Office Bar & Naked City Pizza. The late night and relaxed state of students signify the end of yet another exam-heavy week. RVF is UNLV’s student-led venture capital fund, operated through the Lee Business School. We invest in companies in Southern Nevada, provide support for the community and our portfolio companies, and give students real-world venture capital experiences. 

With a focus on students, global women’s group chapter launches in Richmond

What started as an entrepreneurial women’s group at the University of Southern California has grown into an organization with more than 100,000 members in five continents. Richmond is home to the newest chapter, which focuses on VCU students.

Creativity meets income: A BYU-Idaho student’s entrepreneurship story

Through homework and classes, a BYU-I student finds her passion in helping others express themselves through jewelry.

Sarah Goforth guides University of Arkansas’ entrepreneurship, innovation office

Sarah Goforth has overseen the programs supporting entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Arkansas since June 2019. As executive director of the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Goforth’s role is a joint appointment with the Sam M. Walton College of Business and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Economic Development.


The IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame launched 32 startup companies in 2019, matching the 32 it produced from 2017 to 2018. These additions bring the total number of startups since the IDEA Center’s founding in 2017 to 64 and the total number of official Notre Dame startups to 86.

Purdue student software startup Mimir acquired by HackerRank

Mimir, a software company that began as a Purdue University student startup, has been acquired by HackerRank, a popular platform for practicing and hosting online coding interviews

Go-to Market Strategies for Entrepreneurs

A holistic view of technology startups, the role of marketing and sales, and how go-to market strategies affect the changes of success.

Berks LaunchBox celebrates anniversary

One year after opening its doors within the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in downtown Reading, the Berks LaunchBox has already seen how innovation can spark economic development and generate momentum in the Greater Reading community.