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EE alumnus and property tech cofounder to give Chambers Lecture Oct. 15

Sep. 22, 2019—When Ben Taylor, BE’15, launched Doorport, he focused on owners of large apartment buildings who might upgrade secure access to their buildings to make life easier for residents. The idea had clicked when he glanced at the wall intercom unit in his new apartment and wondered why he could not simply use his smart phone...

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Wond’ry recognized as Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center

Oct. 25, 2018—The Wond’ry was named an Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center at the annual Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers conference, held last week in Chicago. The Wond’ry opened in 2016 as Vanderbilt University’s epicenter for innovation, creative collaboration and entrepreneurship. “This award is truly an honor and a testament to the incredible amount of hard work and effort that...

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Venture capitalist Bruce Evans shares entrepreneurial fundraising advice at Chambers Lecture

Mar. 2, 2018—Every startup company begins with an idea, but as a group of aspiring entrepreneurs at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering learned Feb. 26, it is the funding behind the idea that ultimately determines success. As part of the Spring 2018 Chambers Family Entrepreneurial Lecture, alumnus Bruce R. Evans, BE’81, senior adviser and chairman of Boston-based...

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Smart jewelry creator to the rescue: Engineering’s Chambers lecture is April 4

Mar. 16, 2017—WiseWear bracelets are health trackers that can summon help Ph.D.-turned-entrepreneur Jerry Wilmink is the founder and CEO of WiseWear Corporation, a Texas-based digital health company that develops wearable technology products for fitness and medical applications. A Vanderbilt biomedical engineering alumnus (bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D.) and self-described “mad scientist,” Wilmink also has experience as an inventor,...

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Vanderbilt startup competes for $1M prize in Global Food and Health Innovation Challenge

Nov. 6, 2013—Nashville startup InvisionHeart is a finalist for the Global Food and Health Innovation Challenge and will compete next week for a $1 million prize. InvisionHeart was created by a group at Vanderbilt University, including biomedical engineering professor Franz Baudenbacher and cardiac anesthesiologist Susan Eagle. InvisionHeart was chosen from among 220 submissions from nine countries. As...

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