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VCU Alum Bringing together RVA’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

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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

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VCU School of Arts hosts special One Million Cups fashion event

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 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

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Business students: a temporary backbone for Richmond start-ups

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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

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VCU hosts tour of RVA’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

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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

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Alumn develops injectable antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning

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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

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VCU Announces 2015 Innovation Awards

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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

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New “Innovation Goes to Market” Course

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.

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VCU Squared in the News

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VCU Squared is a university-wide vision for supporting the entrepreneurial culture among University students, faculty, staff and alumni. Its purpose is to enhance the culture of entrepreneurship at VCU and to harness the talent within the university community. Read how its impacting VCU.  Read more

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School of Engineering hosts Hackathon

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VCU School of Engineering hosted a hackathon this month, in which 200 students from VCU and a number of other schools spent 24 hours developing software and hardware applications to compete for prizes and show off their programming skills and creativity.  The 24-hour programming marathon, RamHacks, is was organized by the Department of Computer Science in the School of Engineering, and… Read more

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The Next Big Idea Challenge Winners

Announcing the Winning Ideas from the Next Big Idea Challenge VCUs’ Innovation Gateway just wrapped up its second annual Next Big Idea Challenge (NBIC). The NBIC is an online competition where anyone within the VCU community can submit an idea for a new company, product or service. Ideas submitted range from medical technologies and phone… Read more

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