A slowdown in U.S. business formation poses a risk to economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a decade-plus of economic growth, Americans have slowed the pace at which they’re forming new companies, a trend that risks further widening the gap between the most affluent and everyone else.

Media Advisory: Startup Week events at UB celebrate entrepreneurial spirit

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Entrepreneurs at the University at Buffalo will take part in a variety of events from Sept. 16-24 that build momentum around Western New York’s startup community.

The activities — held in parallel and promoted in cooperation with Buffalo Startup Week — are organized or supported by UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars, with funding and participation from UB’s Office of Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships.  

Youth Entrepreneurs: Teaching students about business, with a local focus

The phrase “youth entrepreneurs” often brings to mind technologically savvy young people in hoodies looking for investors for their app or startup. But the organization Youth Entrepreneurs is changing that perception, and bringing it from Silicon Valley just a little closer to home. “We are really helping students look internally, helping them develop their innate skills, so that they can build upon those passions and contribute to society. So it’s a little bit different of a definition,” said Kylie Stupka, president of Youth Entrepreneurs.

“We’re trying to help them determine where it is they see their unique fit in life and how it is they can use entrepreneurial thinking to solve problems. So we like to define entrepreneurship is solving problems for profit, and we’re doing that through and with students, traditionally in the high school and middle school education space.”

Hyr Medical connects doctors with freelance opportunities

Similar to how Uber connects passengers to drivers and Airbnb links guests to hosts, a startup in Cleveland is developing technology to bring together physicians with hospitals and medical practices. The Cleveland startup aims to hook up physicians with hospitals and health systems for freelance positions, and then get them credentialed and working as fast as possible.

Jeff Thomas: Startup Week offers something for every entrepreneur

It’s Startup Week. Good timing for Lee Haider, whose young company is itching to get going and, having hit 22 just yesterday, is very nearly a startup himself. The UCCS marketing student, along with three fellow undergrads, has been developing a mobile app that enables complete strangers to find each other, sort themselves according to interest, and form groups on the spot, such as at a restaurant to share a meal.

Innovate@BU offers students a chance to venture into team startups

Walk into the BUild Lab, located in the heart of Boston University’s East Campus, and you will enter a space where conversations and creative ideas fill the room behind the glass walls.

The BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center, which opened in February 2018, houses the Innovate@BU initiative which prepares BU students to be “drivers of innovation” in their communities, according to the mission statement.

Sydney Gullet, a College of Arts and Sciences senior and member of the Innovate@BU Student Leadership Council described it as, “a space for everyone … There’s a great sense of community, especially within the BUild Lab itself.”

Duke Student Venture Brings Entrepreneurship to Area Teens

Born in Boise, Idaho, Quinci King ’20 moved with his family to University Place, Washington—then back to Idaho when he was a teenager, then back to Washington, giving him what he describes as a unique upbringing that exposed him to very different communities.

In his junior year he became involved in a Boise organization called One Stone, originally a teen-run nonprofit with divisions for an incubator, social impact, and multimedia consulting. King had done political and arts internships, but his involvement with One Stone was transformative, fueling his interest in the intersection of politics, business, and social mobility.


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MTSU radio show profiles Lebanon student/entrepreneur

A fresh approach to an old way of paying the bills in college will be the topic on the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Nathan Fink, a music business major from Lebanon will air 6-6:30 a.m. Sunday on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org, according to a news release from the university.

Scoryst: A better way of grading

One year ago, Catherine Lu and Karanveer Mohan launched Scoryst, a platform for student homework submissions and instructor feedback. Now, their product is already being used by 50 classes, including CS106X and CS103. Read more about their journey.