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Engineering students’ ideas take off after marathon 3 Day Startup session

Nov. 17, 2014—On Friday afternoon, the five teams of students had a lot of amorphous ideas. By Sunday night, they had potential companies. That’s the idea behind 3 Day Startup, an international nonprofit that sends representatives with a proven curriculum to campuses to run weekend entrepreneurial camps. It’s a brutal marathon that includes killing off bad ideas...

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Jumpstart Foundry’s Gatto enthralls crowd with stories of entrepreneurial heroes

Nov. 14, 2014—  If entrepreneurs want to convince anyone that their product is worthwhile, they have to tell a story, the inaugural Chambers Family Entrepreneurial Lectureship speaker told a group of rapt listeners this week. Vic Gatto, a Nashville venture capitalist and founder of start-up accelerator Jumpstart Foundry, also told the crowd inside Vanderbilt University’s Jacobs Believed in...

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Students race to launch startups at 3-day event in November

Oct. 29, 2014—Vanderbilt students will race toward creating real businesses in a three-day sprint at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center in mid-November. Building on a successful, inaugural 3 Day Startup event in the spring, the student organization Vanderbilt Innovation and Entrepreneurship Society (VINES) is host – again – to the global program that challenges budding entrepreneurs to take...

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Vanderbilt startup to pitch at Memphis Bioworks DEMO Day

Aug. 11, 2014—Blood Monitoring Solutions, a Vanderbilt startup based on a system that allows blood banks to monitor the temperature of blood and prevent wastage, will pitch their product and business plan to a room full of entrepreneurs, investors, and industry professionals August 14. The pitch, known as Demo Day, is the final phase of Memphis Bioworks...

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Vanderbilt-related ventures snag startup bootcamp spots

Jun. 10, 2014—Two Vanderbilt-related ventures – PinPtr and Spot – are among 10 teams selected for the 2014 business accelerator summer program offered by Nashville’s Jumpstart Foundry. More than 200 companies applied for the 10 spots, according to Jumpstart Foundry co-founder Marcus Whitney. The program began May 19 and companies pitch their business models to investors Aug....

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Nissan is fan of grads’ fantasy football stock market game

Jan. 17, 2014—SSE’s analytics is cause for optimism Combining their love of college football and knowledge of the New York Stock Exchange – and some savvy and sophisticated technological skills – Will Schreiber (BA ‘13, economics) and McArthur Gill (BE ’13, mechanical engineering) developed Stadium Stock Exchange during their final semester. In one year, the venture has...

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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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BME-powered startup wins first place in Memphis tech event

Jul. 9, 2013—BioNanovations, a startup company based on technology developed at Vanderbilt, claimed first place at the NewME Accelerator PopUp event held in Memphis June 28-30. According to The Daily News in Memphis, the company was awarded prizes worth $45,000 and earned a seat in the 12-week NewME Accelerator program in Silicon Valley. BioNanovations focuses on bringing...

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