The first time Isaiah Kelly sat down in his garage with a pair of secondhand Nikes and a paint kit from Walmart, money wasn’t on his mind. The former all-state football player, fresh off a summer job at Shoe Carnival and heading into his freshman year at Northern Kentucky University, wanted to create something special — something that looked good.
Virginia Tech Student Entrepreneurs Showcase Their Emerging Desktop Robotics Company At Autodesk Expo
From left, Kaelum Hasler, Bradley Turner and Martin Angst represented their emerging desktop robotics company at the Autodesk Expo in November. ‘Rendyr epitomizes the potential of Virginia Tech students to change the world through launching a new venture while pursuing their degree,’ said Sean Collins, director of the Apex Center for Entrepreneurs.
Simone Center Investor Demo Night prepares budding student entrepreneurs for encounters with potential investors
Four multidisciplinary student teams got the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to potential investors at the RIT Student Accelerator Investor Demo Night earlier this month, each one hoping to jumpstart its ventures and transform its commercial concepts into real companies.
As founder of virtual reality company Vinci, Wu has pivoted his business model across industries—from architecture to military and renewable energy. He has seized the opportunities in front of him, and, in turn, put the business in its best position to succeed.
In September, California signed into law a bill that, effective 2023, will allow student athletes to profit off their own name, image and likeness. Although student athletes are currently prohibited from such pursuits, the NCAA’s board of governors voted unanimously in October to direct each of its divisions to update bylaws and policies to permit students the opportunity to benefit. With monetization opportunities seemingly inevitable at this point, social media is being pointed to as one of the easiest ways for student athletes to begin generating revenue as soon as new rules are in place.
Rick Leimbach helps startups with the numbers and business plans that can help launch and grow a business. When it comes to working with folks who are making the key decision to pursue a new venture, however, he’s zeroed in on a different KPI.
Summer Founders Program offers $15,000 to student startup teams
The 2020 Summer Founders program provides selected Penn State entrepreneurial teams (founders) $15,000 to work full time on their startup, social good or nonprofit idea. Working over the summer, the program provides workspace and a plethora of resources and support.
New Innovate Carolina fund to jump-start student startups
The 1789 Student Venture Fund provides targeted, early-stage seed funding that UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate and graduate students can use to get their commercial and social startups off the ground.
It’s a simple question: How can institutions provide help for people considering suicide? For Evin Jaff, a first-year student majoring in biomedical engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering, the solution arrived the way many things do nowadays: through Amazon. After losing a friend to suicide in his sophomore year of high school, he wanted to design a solution that could help prevent future deaths.
Final exams and internships are difficult enough, but opening a new retail store while finishing college? Somehow, Cassandra Corona is managing it. Literally. Corona owns Brookline’s new Your CBD Store franchise, which specializes in products containing cannabidiol, a compound found in cannabis that has been touted for providing various health benefits without the high of marijuana.