Early-stage student ventures could earn up to $2,000 in funding for participating in the accelerator. More advanced ventures could earn up to $15,000.
Twelve weeks ago, six student teams joined the Catalyze CU startup accelerator with innovative concepts and a hunch that their ideas might be marketable. This week, they were proven correct, as all emerged from the program with viable prototypes, waiting customers and vastly improved knowledge of how to successfully launch a startup from scratch.
UGA legal clinic offers helping hand to Athens entrepreneurs
The life of a budding entrepreneur can be thrilling and inspiring, but it can also be overwhelming.Finding reliable counsel, especially the free variety, is almost always welcome.Just ask Andy Okala, winner of the 2017 UGA Idea Accelerator and the co-founder of the Athens-based startup Uzo.Uzo is an on-demand student staffing service. It connects students looking to earn cash in their free time with local employers looking to staff short- and long-term gigs.
Former whiz kid Byju Raveendran turned his knack for numbers into a $5.5 billion education technology giant that’s now considered the world’s most valuable education technology business.
Nearly 70% of U.S. eighth graders tested below grade level in mathematics last year. One EdTech company says it’s found a solution.
They started a two-man strategy and technology consulting company called Varfaj Partners in September, 2018, that they project will hit $1 million in annual revenue this year at its current growth rate.
Each semester, selected teams will take part in a nine-week program featuring workshops on various aspects of venture creation taught by local entrepreneurs. Teams will also be assigned mentors and have their own space at FastForward U’s Homewood location in Baltimore’s Remington neighborhood.
Johns Hopkins is launching an accelerator for student startups
As students are returning for the semester at Johns Hopkins University, a new accelerator is launching for those who are forming new ventures.
Run by JHU’s student entrepreneurship-focused FastForward U, the accelerator will be a nine-week program taking place each semester for student startup teams. It’s split into two tracks, dubbed “Spark” and “Fuel.” Teams who participate will have access to weekly workshops, mentorship and workspace at Hopkins’ FastForward U Homewood space, as well as funding. In fitting accelerator fashion, it all closes out with a Demo Day.
The Mont Alto LaunchBox, which provides free services and assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs, will offer three workshops this fall to provide inspiration and education for business start-ups. They are free of charge and open to the public.
University students have for years created businesses in their dorm rooms. Although “college entrepreneur” often evokes images of tech founders, a cadre of students is instead focusing on disrupting the food industry.
These entrepreneurs are using science, in addition to taste, to bring their products to market. Their focus is low-tech, but they face their own set of challenges, including waste and food safety regulations, experts say.