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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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Rehab engineering team takes second place and $20,000 at pitch competition

Sep. 5, 2018—A team of Vanderbilt School of Engineering entrepreneurs took home second place and $20,000 in startup funds at the recent 36|86: Student Edition pitch competition, part of an annual high profile entrepreneurship conference that draws from across the southeast. Synchro Motion LLC is developing a smart prosthetic ankle that anticipates users’ movements and adjusts to stairs, steep...

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Company co-founded by BME alumnus launches design platform for custom fit products

Jun. 11, 2018—When it began, Standard Cyborg set out to make design of custom-fabricated orthotics and prosthetics easier and quicker – especially in parts of the world with limited medical resources, where the needs are often the highest. Cofounders Garrett Spiegel, BE ‘10, and Jeffrey Huber, a serial entrepreneur, did just that. Standard Cyborg’s software is used...

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Engineering faculty to lead two new University Courses

Mar. 26, 2018—School of Engineering faculty will lead two of the five newest University Courses, which are designed to promote new and creative trans-institutional teaching and learning and advance Vanderbilt’s mission. The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be taught by Doug Fisher, associate professor of computer science and associate professor of computer engineering, with support from...

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Entrepreneur Center turns attention to music startups

Oct. 19, 2014—Nashville’s next tech accelerator shouts Music City, and it’s looking for Vanderbilt University engineering students to answer. After five years of launching successful startups in other industries, the Nashville Entrepreneur Center is teaming with the Country Music Association for its first music-focused accelerator. Health care and tech have dominated Nashville’s startup scene because music licensing...

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Hedgecock’s PinPtr wows Spark Nashville crowd, takes win

Sep. 5, 2014—Tech lovers crowded three stories of a downtown Nashville event space Thursday night, standing in hushed silence as two Vanderbilt engineers and eight other inventors argued in 90 seconds each why their startups deserve support. In the end, Vanderbilt’s Will Hedgecock, an electrical engineering postdoctoral scholar, walked away with the Spark Nashville elevator pitch win....

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