Startup drone companies to visit Syracuse

The GENIUS NY competition selected five companies from around the world to compete for a $1 million prize at CenterState CEO’s Tech Garden.

2 UC Berkeley startups chosen to attend UC Startup Pitch Showcase

Five finalists have been selected to attend the fifth annual 2020 UC Startup Pitch Showcase in Monterey on Jan. 29 and 30, according to a UC press release.

UMO team competes in Student Startup Madness

The University of Mount Olive’s Farms to Fridges team has made the first cut in Student Startup Madness, an annual nationwide competition for college student digital media startups. Of the hundreds of competitors that were judged and critiqued by high profile entrepreneurs, investors and technologists, UMO made the top 64. The UMO team is now slated to participate in an online panel interview.

SBU seeking mentors for new Innovation Center

ST. BONAVENTURE — St. Bonaventure University is looking for entrepreneurs to mold the next generation of innovative, out-of-the-box thinkers and help them find their niche in business and industry

The Garage hosts startup matchmaking event

The Garage, which serves as a matchmaker between NU-based startups and students interested in entrepreneurship, hosted its most recent networking event this Tuesday at Segal Visitors Center. The University’s business incubator presented 14 student-founded startups with around 50 people in attendance. 

This Bryant University Student’s Startup Sells Luxury Fishing Gear

Growing up on the water in Westport, Mass., Zack Richardson has always been obsessed with fishing. He built his first fishing rod at just 12 years old. One rod turned into two; two turned into three; and eventually, Richardson had constructed 100 of his own rods before he even started high school. He didn’t know it at the time, but that first batch of rods would be the beginning of what is now a thriving business. Zack’s Custom Rods can customize all aspects of the fishing rod from the aesthetics to the functionality.

UT student entrepreneurs selected for national pitch competition

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — Two startup businesses, started by students at the University of Tennessee, were named to the National Student Startup Madness (SSM) pitch competition. Andy’s Beekeeping, started by senior Andrew Swafford, was selected for the competition’s semifinal round. As a semifinalist, Andy’s Beekeeping will compete among 32 companies for the chance to present in the final round of the competition at South by Southwest Interactive in Austin, Texas, in March.

With help of Case Western Reserve, local startups strut their stuff at CES

Every January, the world’s top electronics and high-tech companies travel to Las Vegas to show off the latest innovations they will be bringing to the marketplace. Some of Northeast Ohio’s young startup tech businesses also made the trip this year.

A student-housing startup grows to 100 employees by being selective about its employees — and its investors

Student-accommodation platform Uniplaces has gone from being a little-known startup to a sizeable firm with just over 100 employees. Launched in 2012 and headquartered in Portugal, the company allows students all over the world to find and book accommodations in Europe — and its website includes more than 100,000 rooms focusing on anything from one month to 12 months in duration.