The Observer

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...

Hugs from entrepreneurs: Student’s business creates interactive teddy bears

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy Editor

April 1, 2016

Long-distance relationships are tough, so second-year student Xyla Foxlin created a teddy bear that can send a hug to her boyfriend in Austin. Parihug, a teddy bear that knows when it’s being hugged thanks to a suit of fabric-based sensors, sends the hug to another bear in a different part of the...

Student Competition Info Fair encourages campus entrepreneurs

Nardine Taleb, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2015

“These four years or six years are full of opportunities,” said Mindy Baierl, executive director of the Institute of Management and Engineering. She looked around the atrium in Thwing where students and professionals were buzzing with conversation. “I am absolutely humbled by the students. ...

Creative entrepreneurship

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor

February 13, 2015

One by one, they stood up and spoke. The ladies of the Changemaker conference were all asked what big change they’d like to see in their community. As a group, they discussed intolerance, mental health stigmas, sustainability and poverty with a passion that can only come through first-hand experience...

The secret to business success

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor

January 7, 2015

If you want to learn about innovation, marketing and entrepreneurship, there is nowhere better than the International Consumer Electronics Show, held annually in Las Vegas, NV. There are lessons to be learned from the hundreds of conference sessions and keynotes to help businesses at every level. The basic...

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