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B-Start participant shares benefits, lessons taken from pre-accelerator geared toward student-run businesses

A recent participant in the B-Start pre-accelerator for student-run businesses, IU entrepreneurship and international business major Wes Wagner, wrote an article outlining key lessons he took from four-month mentorship program offered by the Bloomington Economic Development Corp. Among the topics he addressed were time management, coping with “burnout,” using motivation to complete more work and… Read more »

The Bee Corp. begins R&D on its commercial beehive sensors

Remember The Bee Corp., the startup launched by then-IU students that won the BEST Competition? The company is growing! Wyatt Wells, the company CMO, explained that the company has begun research and development on its agriculture technology: sensors that detect what the environment of a commercial beehive is like. You can read more about the… Read more »

NY Times: Indianapolis emerging as a technology hub; IU among state universities supplying tech talent

A recent New York Times article offered the nation, in fact the world, an overview of something that Hoosiers have known for several years now — that Indianapolis is more than a manufacturing center and is taking its place as a technology center. Just a few examples cited in the story included: The expansion of… Read more »

What’s the buzz about The Bee Corp? CEO Ellie Symes speaks with Gerry Dick of Inside Indiana Business.

Ellie Symes of The Bee Corp. spoke with host Gerry Dick of Inside Indiana Business about the startup, its technology, its partners and its future. Congratulations to Ellie on the growth of this startup company! The complete four-minute broadcast interview can be watched here.

IU SoIC, NSWC Crane sign ‘smart tech’ research and development agreement

Wednesday marked another red-letter day in terms of collaboration between Indiana University and Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane, as a “smart tech” R&D agreement was signed between the facility and IU’s School of Informatics and Computing. Research conducted under the pact will help integrate modern “smart” technology into current systems vital to the nation’s defense…. Read more »

Kelley student wins top prize at second annual B-Start Demo Day competition

A finance major at IU’s Kelley School of Business has won the second annual B-Start Demo Day business pitch competition, held Thursday evening at IU’s Cyberinfrastructure Building. Zachary Burr, who offers subscription and on-demand laundry and dry cleaning services through a venture called Tydee Laundry, earned the top prize of $2,500 through the strength of… Read more »

B-Start Demo Day set for Thursday at IU’s Cyberinfrastructure Building

B-Start, a pre-accelerator and mentorship program for startup companies founded and operated by students from Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College, will hold a Demo Day for its nine participating teams Thursday (Jan. 11) at IU’s Cyberinfrastructure Building at 2709 E. Tenth St. in Bloomington. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and will feature… Read more »

IU South Bend announces endowed chair for palliative/hospice care

Through a $1.68 million pledge from the Dwyer Charitable Trust, IU South Bend has established the Vera Z. Dwyer Bicentennial Chair of Palliative Care. The new chair will help IUSB advance opportunities for practice, education and research in palliative and hospice care — and extends a partnership between the university and the Center for Hospice… Read more »

IU Northwest to offer online bachelors degree in informatics in fall 2017

Starting in the fall of 2017, IU Northwest will begin offering an online option for students who seek a bachelor’s degree in informatics. The curriculum will be jointly administered by six campuses that include IUN, IU Kokomo, IU East, IU South Bend, IU Southeast and IUPUI. “By sharing resources, IU Northwest can offer an informatics… Read more »