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    Serial entrepreneur and engineering alum to deliver the 2024 Chambers Lecture, March 28

    Ben Whittle, a serial entrepreneur, a full-stack software engineer, and 2015 mechanical engineering graduate of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering, will deliver the 2024 Chambers Lecture Thursday, March 28, at 4:15 p.m. in the Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium (Room 134), Featheringill Hall. A reception will follow in Adams Atrium. Read More

    Mar. 14, 2024

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    Alumni-founded phone case company expands finishes and future plans

    An alumni-owned company that developed copper-based phone cases amid the COVID-19 pandemic has set its long-term sights on antimicrobial coatings for door handles, railings and other high-touch surfaces in public spaces. Aeris Copper also rebranded and added new phone case finishes to its product offerings. The company, now called… Read More

    Jul. 30, 2021

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

    Xavier Ryan (BME'17), right, listens to other students' 3 Day Startup pitches after pitching his own. (Photo: Heidi Hall) 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,… Read More

    Nov. 17, 2014

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

      Vic Gatto, founder and CEO of Jumpstart Foundry in Nashville, addresses the crowd Tuesday at Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium. (Photo: Steve Green/Vanderbilt University) If entrepreneurs want to convince anyone that their product is worthwhile, they have to tell a story, the inaugural Chambers Family… Read More

    Nov. 14, 2014

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

    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… Read More

    Oct. 29, 2014

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    Vanderbilt startup to pitch at Memphis Bioworks DEMO Day

    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. Mullen The pitch, known as Demo Day, is… Read More

    Aug. 11, 2014

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    Vanderbilt-related ventures snag startup bootcamp spots

    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… Read More

    Jun. 10, 2014

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    Nissan is fan of grads’ fantasy football stock market game

    Stadium Stock Exchange, created by mechanical engineering graduate McArthur Gill (left) and economics major Will Schreiber in their final semester at Vanderbilt, caught Nissan's attention at a ‘pitch day’ event at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center last January. Nissan offered $50,000, and has committed to a second season. SSE is a… Read More

    Jan. 17, 2014

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

    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… Read More

    Nov. 6, 2013

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    BME-powered startup wins first place in Memphis tech event

    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. Bell 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… Read More

    Jul. 9, 2013