FARGO – Three North Dakota State University students are seeking to create a $1 million venture capital fund. The founders of Pathway Ventures made their initial public appeal for investors on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the 1 Million Cups Fargo event at The Stage at Island Park.
This piece is brought to you in partnership with Duke Impact Investing Group. In 2017, two Duke University students saw an opportunity gap for peers interested in using business as a tool for change. At the time, no outlet existed for students at the undergraduate level to pursue impact investing.
Program Coordinator for the Mason School of Business Entrepreneurship Center Anna Rader ’20, arranged five workshops for students to collect the tools necessary for successful business ventures. One workshop titled “Social Responsibility in Innovation” was held Monday, Nov. 4 so attendees could spread awareness on the importance of corporate social responsibility.
Five Canadian companies made CNBC’s 2019 Upstart 100 list unveiled on Tuesday: Attabotics, Calgary; Cmd, Vancouver; Deep Genomics and Nobul, Toronto; and RenoRun, Montreal. These promising start-ups are disrupting markets with their new ideas.
About three years after graduating from Cornell University, friends Delia Hughes ’14 grad, Meagan McKeever ’14 and Lindsay Simon ’14 walked through the aisles of Whole Foods in Manhattan with one goal in mind: find a food product that was ripe for innovation.
A lot can happen in 20 years. Especially nowadays when technological advances and innovations develop at mindboggling and sometimes frustrating rates (just cool it, Apple). At the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, 20 years has given the school time to launch and build one of the best entrepreneurship programs in the world for young, student entrepreneurs.
When soccer star Meghan Klingenberg talks about Re-Inc, it’s clear that the clothing company isn’t your average celebrity-athlete-backed startup. “We’re not the type of founders who are just like, ‘OK, we’re going to hire somebody and hope they follow through with our mission,'” says Klingenberg, a member of the 2015 U.S. Women’s National Team that won the Women’s World Cup.
Hundreds of students will rapidly share their startup ideas at the annual Carolina Challenge Pitch Party Thursday evening in the Blue Zone at Kenan Memorial Stadium, as they compete for financial awards.
This summer, Tor Viren ’21 had a chance to apply his physics degree to the real world through a partnership with Aero1217. The company is working to start a flight school, and through the St. Olaf Entrepreneurial Scholars Program, Viren worked to make that vision a reality.
Millions of older adults between age 50 and 80 are feeling increasingly isolated and are facing higher rates of loneliness and depression than ever before. Mon Ami, a Stanford-grad startup, focuses on addressing this problem by connecting college students to senior citizens in need of companionship, with students to get paid for reading books, talking about their days and playing board games with the seniors.