This summer VCU piloted 12-week pre-accelerator program through a unique partnership between VCU Innovation Gateway, VCU College of Humanities and Sciences and Lighthouse Labs. Through a competitive process, 7 promising student start-ups founded by students from the College of Humanities and sciences, were selected for the program. Each of the program’s participants receives a stipend of $5,000, funded by philanthropic… Read more
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We are very excited to report that the budget agreement that was announced this morning includes our request for funds to support a business accelerator program through VCU. With the support of House Majority Leader Kirk Cox, we were able to secure the funding that will give the Lighthouse Labs Accelerator and VCU partnership a significant… Read more
Carrie Roth, President and chief executive officer of the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park, recently talked about her vision for the BioTech Park and RVAs entrepreneurial ecosystem. Roth, a VCU Alum, stated that one part of the strategic vision is to “reinvigorate” the park’s civic leadership. The plan is for the nonprofit leadership board to transform into a… Read more
VCU School of Arts and VCU Innovation Gateway collaborate with regional partners to host Kauffman’s One Million Cups program each week. Recently, VCU Arts hosted a special two-hour One Million Cups Richmond program dedicated to fashion and apparel startups. The events takes place Wednesday at VCU‘s Depot Building. Read More
An innovative project by a VCU professor gave students an honest taste of real world entrepreneurism last semester. Professor Jay Markiewicz of the VCU School of Business assigned his Fall 2014 classes a collaborative project to consult local businesses and help them solve actual issues the companies were facing. Read More
VCU Innovation Gateway partnered with the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia BioTechnology research Park to host business leaders from around greater Richmond on a tour of RVA’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Read more
Joseph Roderique was a first-year student in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, he had an idea for an injectable antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning. It was a big idea, one that could have dramatic and wide-ranging results if he could make it work. Now an alumnus of the School of Medicine, Lt. Joseph… Read more
Donald Abraham, Ph.D, Martin Safo, Ph.D., and Richmond Danso-Danquah, Ph.D., are the VCU researchers who developed and advanced a treatment for people with sickle cell disease, a painful, sometimes life-threatening disorder that today affects as many as 100,000 people in the United States. For their work, VCU last week honored the team at its the ninth annual Invented at VCU… Read more
VCU School of Engineering and Business team up to offer an interdisciplinary course for Spring 2015. The course is open to all undergraduate and graduate student from any school at VCU. According to Professor Russ Jamison, the course will pull together interdisciplinary teams to create new ideas, test market value and build business models.