Wall Street Journal lists Purdue No. 3 nationally, No. 6 globally in startup creation from university technologies

5 student startups that pitched at this Johns Hopkins accelerator’s first demo day

Johns Hopkins University’s FFUel accelerator program held demo day for its first cohort Tuesday night, allowing teams  to pitch their startup at the Fast ForwardU Homewood space. FFU is JHU’s hub for student entrepreneurship and innovation, providing coworking space, educational and social programming and competitive funding opportunities to assist students in their pursuit of entrepreneurship.

$3 million in prizes handed out at Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit

Food-delivery service RealEats America won the $1 million grand prize at the inaugural Grow-NY business competition, an innovation and technology startup challenge focused on enhancing the emerging food, beverage and agriculture hub in parts of New York state. Six other companies split an additional $2 million in prize money, which was handed out by the Empire State Development and Cornell University’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement during the two-day Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit this month.

Women’s entrepreneurship program doubles in size

When it comes to getting their business ideas off the ground, female entrepreneurs face significant barriers – limited access to venture capital, a short supply of experienced mentors and implicit biases, research shows.

Student-run businesses win startup funds at annual event

Ornaked, a clothing line that makes only one copy of every piece of clothing, is a student-run startup business that won $1,000 at the annual Ithaca College Startup Idea Demo Day on Nov. 19. Belle Gloss, a vegan and gluten-free lip gloss company, and Instajob, a business that provides people in minority communities with better access to jobs, both received $800.

Eyewear maker has future in focus after struggling through startup

If the passion and grit of a company founder were the only two determining factors of business success, then Hemp Eyewear Edinburgh (HEE) can already count itself a winner. In 2014, HEE majority owner and operator Sam Whitten – then just 22 and studying Product Design at Glasgow Caledonian University – created a prototype pair of sunglasses handcrafted from hemp fiber and water. 

The 5 best countries in Europe for founders and startups

If you are thinking about which country in Europe is the best for creating your startup, you are not alone. Internationally minded founders take time searching for the best options they might have in different countries across Europe. And it makes sense, since from country to country there are many differences in terms of corporate law, business environment, corporate tax and incentives.

The House Fund closes it’s second fund with $44 million to pour into UC Berkeley grads, alums and faculty

In 2016, we profiled a then-24-year-old named Jeremy Fiance who had managed to pool together $6 million for a fund focused on his alma mater, UC Berkeley, where as a student he’d brought to campus Kairos Society, an organization for budding entrepreneurs, as well as created a student accelera…

Top 50 Best Undergrad Programs for Entrepreneurs in 2020

To start your journey as an entrepreneur, you can choose the “figure it out as you go” approach (fingers crossed!) or you can attend a college or a university with a program dedicated to giving you all of the tools that entrepreneurs need to launch and grow a business. These programs are built to inform and inspire, showing you a multitude of roadmaps for making your dreams a reality. 

New book helps college students become entrepreneurs

Students come to college to figure out what to do with their lives and to get an education. Once students figure out what they want, what comes next? For some students, especially at UW-W, what they want is to start their own business. To help these kids out, Professor David Gee has released a book to help jumpstart their startups. The College Student Startup Guide: 12 Steps to Building a Successful College Startup was released just last month and gives students a step by step guide to answer many of the common questions about trying to start a business while in college.