Venture capital firm has leased historic Oasis building

The Oasis, a beloved restaurant and bar with wooden booths and an outdoor beer garden that shuttered last year, has been leased by its owner to venture capital firm Pear VC, a spokesperson for the owners confirmed on Aug. 27.

Austin Inno’s 2019 50 on Fire

The weather may be getting cooler, but Austin startups are heating up — and we’ve deemed 50 of them as being on fire.

Today, we’re officially announcing 50 people and companies that, based on our review of nominations and analysis of the local tech startup ecosystem, are rising to the top. In fact, the field was so strong, we added an 11th category — Inno Picks.

We invite you and your team, friends, family — and anyone that’s interested or invested in Austin startups — to join us at a big party stocked with tasty bites, cocktails, craft beer and wine at Capital Factory in downtown Austin on Oct. 17. At the event, we’ll announce the 10 people and companies, one from each category, that a panel of esteemed judges have selected as the Inno Blazer winners (category winners). Get tickets here.

A cynic’s guide to killing it at Stanford.

Many of the 1,700 freshmen arriving in Palo Alto this September didn’t come for the Romantic poetry but to network, raise capital, and drop out.

Miami University’s Student-Led VC Group Plans to Raise $1.5M Fund

RedHawk Ventures, Miami University’s student-led, seed-stage venture capital firm, has announced it will raise a $1.5 million fund to further invest in startups created by both Miami students and alumni. Co-managing directors and Miami seniors Laura Mena and Andy Newman are leading the fundraising efforts, which are planned for the 2019-2020 school year.

Scholarships help aspiring IST entrepreneurs pursue degrees, business ventures

Each year, students are able to advance their education thanks to the generosity of scholarship donors. For many, that support also enables them to pursue experiential opportunities. Alexander Mellott, senior in security and risk analysis, and Jacob Makarsky, senior in information sciences and technology, are two of those students.

Med Beat: International student entrepreneurs learn about health care innovations at Virginia Tech Carilion

Carilion Clinic pitched health care innovations to international students competing in this year’s Virginia Tech Global Entrepreneur Partnership.

Students from a dozen countries stopped by the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine on Friday to hear about the role that entrepreneurs play in developing technology and products to improve health care.

Iowa State Fair hosts Iowa State University pitch competition

More than 200 Iowa State University student and alumni entrepreneurs representing 168 business ventures gathered to pitch their products and services as part of Iowa State University’s exhibit in the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fair. The event took place from August 8-18.

VT Global Entrepreneur Challenge Winners Announced

Engineering students exoskeleton pitch wins $25,000 in competition

Mechanical engineers from Virginia Tech bested teams from around the globe to win $25,000 for their idea to create exoskeletons that make lifting easier.

VT Global Entrepreneur Challenge Winners Announced – The Roanoke Valley’s Best Source for REAL News, Sports and Opinion

Big business ideas were turned into big prizes Aug. 22-31 as a student team from Virginia Tech won $25,000 for developing exoskeletons to improve lives by making lifting easier.

Grand prize winner Maroon Assistive Technologies, LLC from Virginia Tech, was represented by Tim Pote, Taylor Pesek, Jack Geissinger, and Andrew Bocklund.  Their exoskeletons do not use motors or electricity to support your body while you perform your everyday tasks helping to reduce fatigue and decrease the risk of overuse injuries.

Summer Student Entrepreneurship Programme

The second annual BEDC Summer Student Entrepreneur Programme recently ended with a certificate presentation to the nine participating students. A spokesperson said, “The Minister to Cabinet Wayne Furbert was on hand at the celebration to congratulate the students at the award presentation which took place at BEDC in the Training Room.”