OSWEGO — For Ramatoulaye Sy, a sophomore finance major from Senegal and the 2019 winner of SUNY Oswego’s LaunchIt student startup competition, her business is about helping people look and feel good, while also doing good.
Students, faculty, staff honored for new business startup ideas
Numerous University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students received cash prizes for their new business start-up ideas recently in the Iowa Innovation Challenge. More than $81,000 was awarded during the first phase of the event Nov. 18-20, sponsored by the UI Office of the Vice President for Research, UI Research Foundation, UI Ventures, and the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. A total of 65 businesses pitched their ideas during the first phase.
NSF Invests Another $750K in Student Startup FireHUD
US Air Force also has awarded a grant to adapt the startup’s system to monitor heat stress and exertion of recruits on base.
Eight student teams received critical feedback and encouragement about their entrepreneurial ideas while making presentations before a panel of Rose-Hulman alumni during this year’s Techstars Startup Weekend on campus.
Student startup reduces meal delivery fees using lockers
Four UT students set up a meal delivery system on campus that cuts down on fees seen from competitors such as UberEats and Favor. With the Picko app, students pay a $1 fee to have a meal from local restaurants delivered at specific times to a locker on campus where they retrieve it, co-founder Rambod Yousefzadeh said. He said restaurant options include Halal Bros, Torchy’s Tacos, Home Slice Pizza, In-N-Out, Teji’s and Hopdoddy Burger Bar. The startup hopes to offer even more options in the future.
While attending classes and studying for degrees, students at local universities are finding time for entrepreneurship. On a Friday night inside 1100 Wicomico, the focus was on these ventures as Innov8MD’s Baltimore and Beyond Conference provided space for the student founders to showcase their work and pick up tips on building and leading a business.
Pittsburgh-based language learning app Duolingo has reached unicorn status after closing a $30m funding valuing it at $1.5bn. The news brings the total number of global edtech unicorns to 13 – of which four are from the US, eight are from China and one is from India.
At age 19, Steve Jobs moved to India, converted to Zen Buddhism and seriously considered becoming a monk. At Apple, he liked to wash his bare feet in the company toilets. Steve Jobs was a genius. He was also a really weird guy.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Five teams of University of New Mexico students shared $20,000 in cash prizes Monday night in a new “Pitch Deck” competition sponsored by Comcast and Nusenda Credit Union.
Shortly after the recent 2019 Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference kicked off, Penn State President Eric Barron welcomed eight Penn State student researchers and entrepreneurs to center stage for them to participate in the Student Startup Showcase – a forum for the University’s best and brightest student entrepreneurs to share with venture capitalists and other entrepreneurs how their discoveries are having a positive impact on the world.