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Newswise: Donald and Nancy Ross Support SLU’s
Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship With $1 Million Gift
Released: 7-May-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Donald and Nancy Ross Support SLU’s Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship With $1 Million Gift
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University has announced that Donald and Nancy Ross have made a $1 million gift to the University in support of the Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship and Accelerating Excellence: The Campaign for Saint Louis University.

Released: 6-May-2021 4:05 PM EDT
“Maryland Business Adapts” to Showcase Best Practices in Global Operations During the Pandemic
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

When COVID-19 halted the global economy, business still carried on across borders. Maryland Smith identified, for a June 3 virtual roundtable, five companies that stand out for weathering the storm to give deep dives into their pivots and practices that proved effective.

Newswise: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Released: 30-Apr-2021 4:20 PM EDT
An Idea Whose Time Has Come
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Economic recovery following the pandemic will require an entrepreneurial skill set. Fortunately, the CSU offers inquiring minds a multitude of resources. No wonder CSU alumni are leading the way.

Newswise: IU Ventures recognized for investing in diversity with Investor of the Year Mira Award
Released: 30-Apr-2021 12:05 PM EDT
IU Ventures recognized for investing in diversity with Investor of the Year Mira Award
Indiana University

A group that invests in Indiana University-affiliated innovation has been awarded TechPoint's 2021 Investor of the Year Mira Award in recognition of their intentional effort to invest in women and minority-led startups.

Newswise: Grub with Gratitude Supports Restaurants, Celebrates Healthcare Workers
Released: 29-Apr-2021 9:25 PM EDT
Grub with Gratitude Supports Restaurants, Celebrates Healthcare Workers
Henry Ford Health System

DETROIT (April 29, 2021) – Henry Ford Health System has launched an appreciation and giveback program dubbed Grub with Gratitude that will support multiple restaurants across Michigan that have donated meals to its hospitals and facilities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, while celebrating its team members for their heroic efforts caring for patients.

Released: 29-Apr-2021 4:45 PM EDT
Expressing variety of emotions earns entrepreneurs funding
Washington State University

Putting on a happy face might not be enough for entrepreneurs to win over potential investors.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 3:35 PM EDT
Better marketing for a better world
American Marketing Association (AMA)

Newly published research contained in the Special Issue of the Journal of Marketing features fourteen global author teams focused on the topic of Better Marketing for a Better World.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 1:10 PM EDT
Diversity in ClimateTech program to support diverse founders leading clean tech startups
Cornell University

Cornell University and Chloe Capital launched Diversity in ClimateTech, a new program to recruit, educate, inspire, and support capitalization in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and women founders developing startups with clean tech innovations.

Released: 15-Apr-2021 3:15 PM EDT
Relative Concerns: Family-Run Businesses Increasingly a Focus of Academic Research
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Family businesses have increasingly drawn the attention of academia over the past several decades. A new book co-edited by Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Professor Phillip Phan – "Innovation, Growth, and Succession in Asian Family Enterprises" (Edward Elgar Publishing/Johns Hopkins University Series on Entrepreneurship) – furthers the discussion, with nine chapters by a range of researchers who specialize in the topic.

Released: 8-Apr-2021 12:45 PM EDT
Argonne National Laboratory a founding partner in nation’s first startup accelerator program dedicated exclusively to quantum
Argonne National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory is a founding partner of Duality, the first startup accelerator program in the nation that is dedicated to startup companies focused on quantum science and technology — a rapidly emerging area that is poised to drive transformative advances across multiple industries.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Embed your start-up in the ‘Secret City’
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Innovators and start-up companies working to solve national security challenges through advanced materials, advanced computing, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and space technology are invited to apply for a two-year entrepreneurial fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Nation’s first quantum startup accelerator, Duality, launches at the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center and the Chicago Quantum Exchange
University of Chicago

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Chicago Quantum Exchange today announced the launch of Duality, the first accelerator program in the nation that is exclusively dedicated to startup companies focused on quantum science and technology—a rapidly emerging area that is poised to drive transformative advances across multiple industries.

Released: 29-Mar-2021 10:00 AM EDT
D.C. Entrepreneurial Instruction and Mentorship Network helps Jamaican native catapult her tech-forward beauty brand
George Washington University

The Wells Fargo Foundation has awarded the George Washington University a $75,000 grant to launch the Entrepreneurial Development Network DC (EDNDC).

Released: 25-Mar-2021 12:05 PM EDT
In Certain Circumstances, Outsourcing Poses Risks to Vendors
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Outsourcing routine tasks, like payroll, customer service, and accounting, offers well-known benefits to businesses and contributes to an economy in which entrepreneurial vendors can support industry and expand employment. However, new research from the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute discovered that not all client-vendor relationships are beneficial for the vendors.

Released: 22-Mar-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Eccles School’s MBA Online Program ranks Top 15 in the world by Financial Times
University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

The MBA Online program at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah has ranked No. 1 in the West, No. 6 in the United States, and No. 13 globally in the 2021 Financial Times Online MBA rankings.

Newswise: Writing a New Chapter on Innovation
Released: 17-Mar-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Writing a New Chapter on Innovation
University of California San Diego

In order to build and sustain a more robust innovation ecosystem, University of California San Diego is the first University of California campus to establish a chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Released: 17-Mar-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Marketplace literacy as a pathway to a better world: evidence from field experiments
San Diego State University

If you are a consumer and/or entrepreneur who can make decisions based on cost, competition, supply and demand, you probably possess an element of marketplace literacy.

Newswise: Maxine Clark: The curious entrepreneur
Released: 8-Mar-2021 1:35 PM EST
Maxine Clark: The curious entrepreneur
University of Georgia

Maxine Clark’s sense of curiosity led her on a journey from working an early job at a department store company to founding Build-A-Bear Workshop to redeveloping a dilapidated hospital in St. Louis.

Released: 4-Mar-2021 2:10 PM EST
Maryland Smith Experts Weigh Bitcoin’s Viability as a Currency and Asset
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

With Bitcoin’s recent hot streak, finance expert David Kass and “Bubbles and Crashes” co-author Brent Goldfarb, both professors at Maryland Smith, share their views on the cryptocurrency’s viability as a market asset and currency for trade.

Released: 3-Mar-2021 12:30 PM EST
Federal investment in small businesses could revive economy after the pandemic
Indiana University

Recent efforts to support businesses reeling from revenues lost during the pandemic, such as grants and loan programs, have been criticized for favoring larger companies. New research finds that federal agencies get more bang for their buck when they channel grant dollars into smaller startups.

Released: 2-Mar-2021 5:00 AM EST
Utah Coal Country Strike Team continues to serve as a national model to help coal communities
University of Utah

The Utah Coal Country Strike Team will invest another $251,185 in nine projects that support small businesses, affordable housing, tourism infrastructure, and student scholarships in Carbon and Emery Counties, awarded by Schmidt Futures.

Newswise: Small IT business wins Sandia’s largest single subcontract
Released: 25-Feb-2021 12:35 PM EST
Small IT business wins Sandia’s largest single subcontract
Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories awarded an information technology subcontract of potentially up to $700 million over a possible seven years to a New Mexico small business. This is the largest subcontract Sandia has issued to date.

Released: 22-Feb-2021 2:30 PM EST
Eyecelerator Kicks Off 2021 Schedule With Free Live Stream on Financing in the Time of COVID
Eyecelerator

Coming off a successful inaugural year, Eyecelerator this week announced its slate of virtual and in-person programming scheduled for 2021, beginning with a complimentary live stream on Wednesday, March 3, 8 to 9:30 a.m. PST: Financing in the Time of COVID.

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Released: 17-Feb-2021 5:35 PM EST
Initiative to Bring $100 Million to 1,000 Black-owned Businesses
Humboldt State University

Looking to take a bite out of COVID-19 losses and rebuild a suffering segment of the economy, The Inclusivity Project, led by Humboldt State University’s Northern California Small Business Development Center, launched with the goal of securing $100 million for 1,000 Black-owned businesses.

Released: 10-Feb-2021 9:05 PM EST
How D.C.-Maryland Restaurants are Adapting to COVID
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Washington Post Food Columnist Tim Carman moderates a panel discussion by restaurateurs on how they have survived the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Good customer service can lead to higher profits, even for utilities without competition
Released: 2-Feb-2021 9:25 AM EST
Good customer service can lead to higher profits, even for utilities without competition
Indiana University

New research finds that satisfied customers mean increased profits even for public utilities that don’t face competition. Professors found that customer satisfaction does not lead to increased profits via higher rates or greater demand suggests current regulatory controls are effective. Their findings suggest regulators should view investments in customer satisfaction as recoverable costs.

Released: 1-Feb-2021 10:10 AM EST
Entrepreneurs look to score in NFL innovation competition
Cornell University

As millions of football fans eagerly await this year’s Super Bowl, researchers and entrepreneurs are huddling up for another competition hosted by the National Football League — one designed to spur new ideas for athlete safety and performance.

Newswise: Entrepreneurs benefit more from emotional intelligence than other competencies, such as IQ
Released: 28-Jan-2021 12:05 AM EST
Entrepreneurs benefit more from emotional intelligence than other competencies, such as IQ
Indiana University

Running a successful business has its challenges, but the COVID-19 pandemic has required many owners to pivot and look for new ways to operate profitably while keeping employees and consumers safe. Research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business found that emotional intelligence – the ability to understand, use and manage emotions to relieve stress – may be more vital to a business’ survival than previously thought.

Released: 26-Jan-2021 2:10 PM EST
Cannabis use both helps and hurts entrepreneurial creativity
Washington State University

When entrepreneurs dream up ideas for new businesses, cannabis use might help, and hinder, their creativity, according to a new study in the Journal of Business Venturing by Washington State University researchers.

Released: 26-Jan-2021 1:35 PM EST
Price is ripe: Study finds increase in menu prices means decrease in restaurant ratings
Washington University in St. Louis

A pair of business researchers, from Washington University in St. Louis and Harvard University, studied the relationship between price and reputation. What they found: Ratings are price-adjusted rather than objective reviews of quality.

Newswise: Marketing has major benefits for entrepreneurs in emerging markets, study shows
Released: 26-Jan-2021 11:20 AM EST
Marketing has major benefits for entrepreneurs in emerging markets, study shows
University of Notre Dame

New research from Notre Dame shows marketers can help entrepreneurs in emerging markets grow their businesses, which in turn helps them to improve lives, sustain livelihoods, enhance overall living standards and strengthen societies.

Newswise: University of Chicago’s Polsky Center Launches New Deep Tech Accelerator
Released: 19-Jan-2021 1:10 PM EST
University of Chicago’s Polsky Center Launches New Deep Tech Accelerator
University of Chicago

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has launched the Compass, a first-of-its-kind deep tech accelerator program for early-stage startups and technologies created by researchers at the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Released: 7-Jan-2021 10:05 AM EST
For the Right Employees, Even Standard Information Technology Can Spur Creativity
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

In a money-saving revelation for organizations inclined to invest in specialized information technology to support the process of idea generation, new research suggests that even non-specialized, everyday organizational IT can encourage employees’ creativity.

Released: 17-Dec-2020 11:05 AM EST
Forty Acres Founders Pre-Accelorator Program Partners with Bank of America to Increase Diversity and Inclusion in Entrepreneurship
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

The Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center in the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce a partnership with Bank of America designed to increase entrepreneurial diversity and inclusion by supporting the Forty Acres Founders Pre-Accelerator Program.

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Released: 16-Dec-2020 9:00 AM EST
Big Help for Small Businesses
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

2020 has been one of the most daunting years for California businesses. But as small business owners continue to push forward through economic challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, several allies across the state are there to help—many anchored at California State University campuses in the form of Small Business Development Centers (SBDC).

Released: 10-Dec-2020 12:55 PM EST
The role of platform protection insurance in the sharing economy
American Marketing Association (AMA)

Researchers from Temple University, Tsinghua University, and Fudan University published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that explores the business impact of PPI on buyers' purchase behaviors and sellers' sales activities.

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Released: 8-Dec-2020 10:40 AM EST
New Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation to Stimulate Economic Development in South Florida
Nova Southeastern University

The Center is designed to serve the community resulting in breakthrough ideation, new technologies, job creation, talent skills pipeline, company formation, and scaling of early stage and young startup companies.

Released: 1-Dec-2020 12:05 PM EST
Business closures, partial reopenings due to COVID-19 could cost the US $3-$5 trillion
University of Southern California (USC)

The COVID-19 pandemic could result in net losses from $3.2 trillion and up to $4.8 trillion in U.S. Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the course of two years, a new USC study finds.

Released: 19-Nov-2020 10:05 AM EST
Hertz Foundation Entrepreneurship Award to Support Microbial Innovation
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

Hertz Fellow Cheri Ackerman, Cofounder and CEO of Concerto Biosciences, has received the Hertz Foundation’s Harold Newman and David Galas Entrepreneurial Initiative Award. She plans to use the $25,000 grant to help her company find solutions for human health and agriculture using unique ensembles of microbes.

Newswise: Faced with competition, companies double down on corporate social responsibility
Released: 18-Nov-2020 5:10 PM EST
Faced with competition, companies double down on corporate social responsibility
University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

When faced with increased competition, one might expect companies to pull back from investments in employee safety training, environmental protections, and their local communities—activities that show them to be good corporate citizens, but might not directly contribute to their financial returns.

Newswise: U. of Utah ranked top 10 for entrepreneurship for 2021 by Princeton Review
Released: 17-Nov-2020 1:15 PM EST
U. of Utah ranked top 10 for entrepreneurship for 2021 by Princeton Review
University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah received another top 10 ranking for entrepreneurship today as the Princeton Review ranked its undergraduate entrepreneurship program No. 10 and its graduate program No. 16 for 2021.

Released: 13-Nov-2020 3:50 PM EST
DHS Announces Small Business Innovation Research Pre-Solicitation 21.1
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS announced the release of 12 topics for the new Small Business Innovation Research 21.1 Pre-solicitation.

Newswise: $1M Awarded to Companies Innovating Solutions toChallenges Facing Hospitality Industry in UNLV-hosted Competition
Released: 2-Nov-2020 4:20 PM EST
$1M Awarded to Companies Innovating Solutions toChallenges Facing Hospitality Industry in UNLV-hosted Competition
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

The Lee Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship recently awarded nearly $1 million to eight companies developing solutions that could help spur recovery in the hospitality industry amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


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