UCalgary community pitches innovative startup ideas at Launchpad Liftoff Competition 

At the second annual Launchpad Liftoff Competition, organized by the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking in cooperation with the Schulich School of Engineering, students and researchers from the University of Calgary took to the virtual stage to showcase their unique company concepts. Improved health and wellbeing, greater travel experiences, and environmental sustainability were among the […]

UNM Rainforest Innovations announces spring pitch competition winners

What is the time it takes to earn $1,000? It just takes 90 seconds for students competing in the yearly Rainforest Pitch Competition (plus a good business idea). For a chance to receive seed financing, more than 60 New Mexico college students submitted video proposals. This semester’s business concepts included a search engine for low-cost […]

CUNY Startups program holds inaugural ‘CLASH’ 

The CUNY Startups program is hosting its first CLASH, a pitch competition between the seven CUNY colleges this spring. The competition allows students to develop an idea that solves a problem facing the world today. There will be three rounds within the competition, and the finalist will have the chance to compete for the grand prize of […]

VTech Biomedical innovations take center stage during ‘Shark Tank’-style pitch competition 

Virginia Tech students pitched commercialization ideas for biomedical innovations to a “Shark Tank”-style panel of judges during the annual Health Sciences and Technology (HS&T) Hokie Pitch at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC in Roanoke on Wednesday. The competition involved students from the Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health (TBMH) graduate program, who selected intellectual property (IP), worked with […]

NUtech Ventures announces 2021 Innovator Awards

NUtech Ventures hosted its Innovator Celebration on Nov. 1. Held as part of Nebraska Research Days, the annual event featured this year’s Innovator Awards. The awards recognize university personnel and companies who are developing and commercializing cutting-edge research. Brad Roth, NUtech executive director, opened the awards ceremony, followed by comments from Nebraska Chancellor Ronnie Green. Green acknowledged the importance […]

CSU Demo Day goes virtual for 2021 on custom presentation platform

CSU Ventures, the technology transfer office for Colorado State University, is hosting its annual innovation symposium, CSU Demo Day, as a virtual event on April 27-29. All eight colleges at CSU are represented in this year’s event, with submissions highlighting the incredible innovative work that has flourished at all levels despite the challenges posed by […]

We have Liftoff! UCalgary students pitch inspiring venture concepts 

Calgary students put their entrepreneurial ideas into action and imagined a different future. For farmers: a tool to monitor seed quality before harvest. For young women: an educational skin-care product. For vulnerable populations: EcoDome housing. Innovative new products and services like these, and more, occupied centre stage when the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, in partnership […]

Innovate@BU hosts 21st New Venture Competition for social impacts

Innovate@BU will host the third and final round its largest annual New Venture Competition Friday. The competition will feature 12 finalists representing nine different schools and colleges within Boston University. Boston University’s BUild Lab. Innovate@BU will host the third round of its New Venture Competition Friday, awarding prizes to finalists who develop innovative solutions to critical social issues. […]

Tech Tournament to showcase Penn State’s most disruptive innovations | Penn State University

Eight of Penn State’s most disruptive and promising early-stage technologies will compete for $150,000 in the Invent Penn State Tech Tournament, a signature event of the Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference, at 2:45 p.m. on April 15. The companies and technologies showcased include therapeutics for COVID-19, printable concrete, and a lab-on-a-chip drug-screening platform. Registration for the […]

Fourteen ventures selected as finalists for second annual MSU $50K Venture Competition

Fourteen entrepreneurial ventures have been selected as finalists for Montana State University’s second annual $50K Venture Competition, which will take place virtually on April 7–8. During the competition, which is hosted by MSU’s Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship and its Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars, the 14 ventures will compete for a share of $50,000 in prize money. […]