FastForward U supports early stage student ventures

In September, FastForward U (FFU) selected 10 student groups for the Spark track of its accelerator program. In addition to funding, the program provides mentorship and programming for student entrepreneurs through weekly workshops held by local entrepreneurs. The Spark track is for groups which are in the early stages of their venture. 

New Collegiate Startup Competition To Award $135,000 in Prizes to Teams

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – As Northwest Arkansas continues to earn national attention for being among the best places to live and work in the United States, the University of Arkansas’ Sam M. Walton College of Business invites graduate student entrepreneurs to compete for a cash prize pool of $135,000. 

Ithaca College Startup Idea Demo Day NOVEMBER 19 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Mark your calendar for the 2019 Ithaca College Startup Idea Demo Day, hosted at Rev: Ithaca Startup Works! Students eager to launch their business ideas will have the opportunity to pitch to seasoned entrepreneurs. 12 student teams from Ithaca College will present to a panel of judges who will award shares of $5,000 in business support to help the students develop their ideas into reality. Also up for grabs are the Sustainability Award and Audience Choice Award. Show up to cast your vote!

View the 2019 Ithaca College Business Idea Demo Day poster for more information.

Doors open at 5:00 pm, pitches begin at 5:30 pm. This event is free to the public. Food and drink will be served. Please RSVP.

Comtravo Raises $23 Million for Business Trip Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

This week, travel startups announced more than $60 million in funding for Comtravo, Tripscool, OStay, Cover Genius, and Verto Education.

Students flock to engineering studies, lured by Startup Nation enticement

For the second consecutive year, students in Israel have made engineering the course of study with the highest enrollment — with these classes accounting for 18.4% of total undergraduates, data provided by the Council for Higher Education in Israel for the academic year 2018-19 shows.

At the Carolina Pitch Party, students of all disciplines can pitch startup ideas

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. 

Virtual Writing Assistant Startup Launches New Direct-to-Student Product

DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Ecree, an automated assessment tool that helps students improve their writing through real-time feedback on written assignments, announced today the launch of a new product to make virtual writing tutors available directly to students. The product, called Interactive Editor™, uses artificial intelligence to replicate teacher-quality feedback on essay organization, argumentation, evidence, and analysis.

Certificate program combines tech, financial services

Financial institutions are increasingly using new technologies to deploy existing resources to deliver transaction, payment and asset-management services. To capitalize on these rapidly expanding innovations in financial technology, Cornell has established a new FinTech Certificate Program.