You Must Be This Tall to Start a Business

You Must Be This Tall to Start a Business

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Atin Mittra, a University Innovation Fellow from the University of Maryland, helped facilitate the first Young Innovators Camp for high school juniors. During the two week workshop, Mittra learned just as much from his students as they did from him.  
Brechtian Estrangement and the Effect on Learning

Brechtian Estrangement and the Effect on Learning

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Mary Wilcox, a University Innovation Fellow from Arizona State University, discovered the immeasurable value of experiential engineering in Ghana and Togo this summer.
Innovation and Determination

Innovation and Determination

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University Innovation Fellow Atin Mittra led a service learning trip to the Dominican Republic's Barrio Blanco and learned a lesson about determination in the process.
UNCF HBCU Innovation Summit

UNCF HBCU Innovation Summit

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Leaders and faculty from historically black colleges and universities around the country gathered at Stanford University at the first annual UNCF HBCU Innnovation Summit to share ideas about how to encourage students, especially underrepresented minorities, to pursue careers in STEM fields. 
Tips for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Tips for First-Time Entrepreneurs

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Entrepreneur Rebecca Gilbert offers young entrepreneurs tips and basic business strategies for starting a company and managing its early development.  
A Global Perspective

A Global Perspective

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Design Thinking Action Lab class member and engineering student Wade Colburn learned about the impact of design thinking and entrepreneurship aboard a ship during Semester at Sea.
Student Innovators Lead Change in Higher Education

Student Innovators Lead Change in Higher Education

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Students in the University Innovation Fellows program are driving a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at their schools.
Driven to Learn

Driven to Learn

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Vignesh Vishwanathan, an engineering student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, sees many connections between design thinking and his internship designing and building parts for electric racecars.
The Landscape of Empathy

The Landscape of Empathy

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The design thinking process helps Bryndie Beach use different perspectives to approach issues that she deals with as the manager of a custom home community in Carmel, California.
A World of Design Thinking

A World of Design Thinking

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The Design Thinking Action Lab, a free online course taught by Epicenter's Leticia Britos Cavagnaro, brought together more than 45,000 participants to create the largest design team in the world.
Childlike Thinking in Engineering

Childlike Thinking in Engineering

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Design Thinking Action Lab class member Melanie Thomas shares the connections she's found between design thinking, her work at Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company and her studies as an undergraduate engineering student at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Community-Driven Change

Community-Driven Change

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Class member Cathy Stephensen hopes to apply her design thinking skills to help drive change in the community and economy of her hometown in Scotland.
From Prototype to Company

From Prototype to Company

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Nathan Furr from Brigham Young University discovered a gap between understanding and practice of commercialization when he taught an interdisciplinary innovation class with business and engineering school students.
Setting Entrepreneurship Education in Motion

Setting Entrepreneurship Education in Motion

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A Q&A with Bucknell engineering professor Joe Tranquillo on his year with Epicenter and the Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Entrepreneurship: Its Role in Engineering Education

Entrepreneurship: Its Role in Engineering Education

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An article by Epicenter's Tom Byers, Tina Seelig, Sheri Sheppard and Phil Weilerstein is featured in the summer issue of the National Academy of Engineering journal The Bridge.
BetaVersity – Taking Innovation to School

BetaVersity – Taking Innovation to School

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Student Ambassadors Sean Maroni, Lucas Arzola, Blake Margraff and Jared Karp have founded a startup, BetaVersity, to build innovation ecosystems at universities across the country.
Viterbi Startup Garage

Viterbi Startup Garage

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A new technology accelerator program in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering offers funding, space and resources to student and alumni entrepreneurs.
Blog: Innovation in Action at Draper University

Blog: Innovation in Action at Draper University

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Stanford University student Grace Wang is learning how to change the world as an entrepreneur and innovator at Silicon Valley school Draper University of Heroes. Here, Grace details her experiences as part of the inaugural class from April 17 to June 7, 2013.
Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart

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Carnegie Mellon engineering alumnus Doug Bernstein is saving lives with his pediatric cardiology startup PecaLabs.
A Deep Dive to Rethink Engineering Education

A Deep Dive to Rethink Engineering Education

By Epicenter | Story
The Big Beacon is an Illinois not-for-profit organization catalyzing a global social movement to transform engineering education.
Entrepreneurs Build to Learn

Entrepreneurs Build to Learn

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Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and private equity gurus shared important lessons learned with students from across the nation at the 10th Annual University Private Equity Summit in Utah.
Don't celebrate failure. Learn from it.

Don't celebrate failure. Learn from it.

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Rick Klau from the Google Ventures Startup Lab shared advice and kicked off an evening of small-group roundtable discussions with entrepreneurs and students at a recent event hosted by Google Ventures and Epicenter.
Designing Games for Education

Designing Games for Education

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Six teams competed to design new educational games in just one day at a recent event hosted by GameDesk and Epicenter at Stanford University.
Student-Driven Innovation

Student-Driven Innovation

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Kurt Thoroughman from Washington University in St. Louis tells a story about a group of young engineers at his school and considers the ways faculty can support student innovation.
Changing the Way We Use Technology

Changing the Way We Use Technology

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Catalin Voss tells the story of how he went from being a young programmer in Germany to a Stanford student and an Innovator in Residence at StartX.
Empowering Student Entrepreneurs

Empowering Student Entrepreneurs

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Brian Kidwell, president of San Diego State University's Entrepreneur Society, is helping to promote entrepreneurship across disciplines on his campus.
Offering Engineers a Chance to Build Businesses

Offering Engineers a Chance to Build Businesses

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Venture For America is a two-year fellowship that places talented graduates at emerging start-ups and early-stage companies in lower-cost cities.
Nurturing Curiosity and Creativity

Nurturing Curiosity and Creativity

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Paula Gangopadhyay shares how The Henry Ford museums inspire innovation by nurturing curiosity and creativity in children.
A Vast Ocean of Opportunities

A Vast Ocean of Opportunities

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Nate Newman's pursuit of innovation has led him to obtain patents, write a successful grant proposal, and found an engineering company to develop marine ecosystem monitoring technology—all before graduating from high school.
A Born Innovator

A Born Innovator

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Ian Cinnamon was born to make things, and he's had the opportunity to do so with some of MIT's brightest minds at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.

A Space for Design and Engineering

A Space for Design and Engineering

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Ph.D. student Cory Hixson describes Virginia Tech's design-focused living-learning community.

Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

By Kyle Bye | Story

Entrepreneurship is becoming a way of life at the University of Virginia. Five members of the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem describe how.

1,000 Pitches and 1,000 Light Bulbs

1,000 Pitches and 1,000 Light Bulbs

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Scott Christopher from the University of Michigan explains how a truckload of light bulbs came to represent 1,000 Pitches, the world’s largest student-run elevator pitch competition.

A New Direction in Education

A New Direction in Education

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Carl Shan from the University of California, Berkeley, describes how his school's chapter of the Kairos Society has inspired and impacted his national education venture.

Teaching Entrepreneurship in Engineering

Teaching Entrepreneurship in Engineering

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Babs Carryer speaks to the importance of engineers learning entrepreneurship and shares a story from her years teaching at Carnegie Mellon University.

Planting a SEED

Planting a SEED

By Elliot Roth | Story

Elliot Roth's pumpkin-explosion business planted a seed for founding a new engineering and design club at Virginia Commonwealth University.

A World of Technology Entrepreneurship

A World of Technology Entrepreneurship

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John Melas-Kyriazi describes how Stanford University's Mayfield Fellows Program and StartX opened his eyes to the world of technology entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurs Are Artists

Entrepreneurs Are Artists

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JD Wagner asks "What is the difference between entrepreneurs and artists?" and shares his activities at Oakland University.

A Taste for New Ventures

A Taste for New Ventures

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Starting a salsa company from scratch whetted Patrick Schwager’s appetite for entrepreneurship.

Built by and for Entrepreneurs

Built by and for Entrepreneurs

By Chase Harmon | Story

Chase Harmon of Stanford University shares two opportunities created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs: E2.0 and Stanford's new eDorm.

From Real Estate to Tech

From Real Estate to Tech

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In four years, Julian Jung from Northeastern University went from the bottom of the real estate food chain to millions in sales and a very personal new tech project.

The Entrepreneur as a Hacker

The Entrepreneur as a Hacker

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Hongwen Henry Kang from Carnegie Mellon sees similarities between hackers and entrepreneurs: they both solve problems, take advantage of opportunity, and neither ask for permission.

Making Learning Social

Making Learning Social

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Daniel Dalton, a recent graduate of UC San Diego, is making learning social with Yodel, his new social matching platform for students.

The Digital Frontier

The Digital Frontier

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Zachary Sperske from the University of California, Santa Barbara provides opportunities for entrepreneurial engineering students who want to explore the digital frontier.

Challenges as Opportunities

Challenges as Opportunities

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Jeremy Fiance, co-founder of the UC Berkeley chapter of The Kairos Society, believes that global challenges are entrepreneurs' greatest opportunities.

IDEA Accelerator

IDEA Accelerator

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Christopher Wolfel of Northeastern University, CEO of IDEA: Northeastern’s Venture Accelerator, strives to make the program the best of its kind in the world.

Learning To Lead

Learning To Lead

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Meghan Lang of the University of Michigan-Dearborn describes her journey from shy sophomore to president of the university’s chapter of the American Marketing Association.

Coding and Community

Coding and Community

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Momchil Tomov builds community at Princeton University with events like HackPrinceton and strives for inter-college collaboration around entrepreneurship.

Building a VirtualU

Building a VirtualU

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Caroline Pugh of Virginia Tech is helping to change the way we shop for clothes online. Caroline Pugh Virginia Tech Class of 2014 Major: Business Information

Return the Inspiration

Return the Inspiration

By Epicenter | Story

Taylor Harvey of the Illinois Institute of Technology strives to unite Chicago’s student and professional communities of entrepreneurs.

Engineering Change in Uganda

Engineering Change in Uganda

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Erin Fleurant and Misaki Nozawa are co-presidents of the Tufts University chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Erin Fleurant Class of 2013 Major: Child Development and

A Duke Entrepreneur

A Duke Entrepreneur

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Vidhan Agrawal Duke University Class of 2012 Majors: Biomedical Engineering and Economics When I first came to Duke University in the Fall semester of 2008

A Purpose Beyond the Profit

A Purpose Beyond the Profit

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Tyler Whitsett University of Michigan-Dearborn Class of 2013 Major: Supply Chain Management As I enter into my senior year at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and

Wise Words

Wise Words

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A chance meeting with Google's Larry Page inspired Stanford engineering student Lauryn Isford to take risks and embrace the entrepreneurial spirit.

 
Influencer @ Northeastern

Influencer @ Northeastern

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Matt Bilotti is pursuing a double major in entrepreneurship and marketing at Northeastern University. He is president of the Northeastern Entrepreneurs Club, which boasts 100

Engineering is Innovation

Engineering is Innovation

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Within Humboldt State University’s Environmental Resources Engineering Program, Lonny Grafman helps his students apply their technical education and skills to tackling real-world challenges. Here he

Design in Engineering

Design in Engineering

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Olin College is committed to design playing an important role in the education of their engineering students. Here Assistant Professors Lawrence Neeley and Mark Chang

Solving Real Problems

Solving Real Problems

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Purdue Ph.D student Sean Connell is an entrepreneurial engineer who is developing an innovative approach to improving wound care. As the co-founder of MedTric Biotech,

Skills for Industry

Skills for Industry

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Deloitte Managing Partner Teresa Briggs describes the types of skills engineers must possess to be successful in industry. These not only include the ability to

Engineers as Designers

Engineers as Designers

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To explore ways to solve the pain points of undergraduate engineering students, the Epicenter hosted a design challenge workshop as part of Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Week activities.