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Making Connections, Pitching Ideas and Winning Prizes with LaunchNet

Making Connections, Pitching Ideas and Winning Prizes with LaunchNet

Miriam Ridge, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2016

This labor day weekend on Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) campus, CWRU LaunchNet hosted the annual Launch CWRU Weekend entrepreneurship competition. This workshop weekend was aimed towards aspiring entrepreneur students of all departments and majors from CWRU, Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA), Clevela...

LaunchNet entrepreneurs gather at CWRU for Labor Day Weekend

Anastazia Vanisko, Director of Print

September 2, 2016

As then first-year student Tommy Lu set up chairs at Launch CWRU Weekend 2015, he was overwhelmed by the number of entrepreneurs that had gathered to pitch their ideas with the hope of creating their own startups. In the past, as many as 140 students and alumni have participated in the three-day com...

Because Laundry Isn’t Your Favorite Class

Because Laundry Isn’t Your Favorite Class

Makela Hayford, Contributing Writer

August 28, 2015

Marc Parnell, sophomore, is launching the laundry service CollegeHamper at Case Western Reserve University on Oct.1. For $17, students can have a basket of laundry washed, folded and delivered. Following in the trails of companies such as Uber, Roadie and InstaCart, CollegeHamper utilizes a “logistics-driven...

New think[box] center receives one million dollar grant

Julia Bianco, News Editor

February 20, 2015

Think[box] is one step closer to being built, with a new one million dollar grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. The new $35 million, seven-story think[box] building, located behind the Veale Center, has been in the works for almost a year, with the first four floors scheduled to open in the...

New app created by CWRU students gives users deals on-the-go

New app created by CWRU students gives users deals on-the-go

Gabrielle Buffington, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2015

Savrtooth is taking bargain hunting to a new level. The iOS app and online interface gives users access to exclusive flash sales in their area. Retailers have signed up for Savrtooth accounts to promote their items or services. Creators Billy Littlefield, Nate Leclerc and Fred Li all attend Cas...

CES wrap-up: Spartan Yoyo Works

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor

January 24, 2015

The Spartan Yoyo Works team wasn’t sure what to expect heading into the International Consumer Electronics Show in early January. As a company who uses a 3D printer to create hi-tech toys, Zach Lerner and Vincent Cozza were just happy to be along for the ride. But the show ended up being an incredi...

CES wrap-up: Hema Imaging

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor

January 24, 2015

The founders of Hema Imaging thought that they were working on a specific product with a specific market. However, while at the International Consumer Electronics Show in January, they found out that there are a number of industries looking for an easy and independent thermal imager which could be appli...

CES wrap-up: Event38

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor

January 24, 2015

Jeff Taylor and John Blair had realistic expectations for the International Consumer Electronics Show in early January. Before the show, Taylor discussed his hope to make new business contacts and meet potential partners. But they were unprepared for what the show would bring them. “There’s no...

CES wrap-up: SpiroSano

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor

January 24, 2015

Healthcare app SpiroSano came into the International Consumer Electronics Show with a plan. The startup knew that their main goal would be to get more devices oriented and hopefully make some progress in finding a partner to help create their hardware platform. What they came away with was a wealth of...

CES wrap-up: Everykey

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor

January 24, 2015

Everykey's second Las Vegas experience was a completely different one than their first trip last year. “It was a whole different ballgame coming to CES with a product instead of a concept,” said Chris Wentz, the CEO of Everykey. The team expected to be talking primarily to consumers but instead...

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