Browsing: Entrepreneurship

Florence DiStefano Hudson knows what it’s like to be in the minority. For decades, she’s worked her way to the top in a variety of STEM positions traditionally held by men. Hudson, an entrepreneur, aerospace engineer and thought leader in the fields of technology and gender equality, offered advice to more than 400 people who gathered at Stony Brook’s 2018 Women’s Leadership Symposium held March 14. “We need to get [ourselves to a place of]  greater human population parity. If women are half of the population, then we should make up half of all roles — nurses, teachers, engineers, astrophysicists,” Hudson said…

For Derek Peterson ’88, there’s no puzzle that can’t be solved. With time and thought, every problem has a solution. It’s this way of thinking that led Derek, CEO and Founder of Soter Technologies, to create his Digital Fly product line, which includes a transformative innovation that detects and prevents bullying in public schools worldwide. Thanks in part to the heavy impact of this product, Derek’s work has gained global attention, making him and his work the subject of features on ABC’s Good Morning America, Fox 5 New York, and numerous media outlets throughout the country and around the world.…

Hack@CEWIT is back, focusing on IoT and security in 2018. The weekend-long event, hosted by the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), will be held from 4 pm Friday, February 16, to 12 pm, Sunday, February 18. Hack@CEWIT is an interdisciplinary IoT-focused hackathon bringing students together for a two-day technical challenge. The event awards more than $5K in prizes for the most innovative, ambitious, original, health-conscious, and industry-applicable IoT projects, and hosts 25+ tech talks and deep-dive workshops to improve your skills, learn new programs, and meet fellow hackers and industry gurus. Hack@CEWIT is open to all currently enrolled undergraduate…

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) hosted its four-day annual winter meeting the week of November 12 in Washington, DC. Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD served on two panels, “Back Tracking the American Dream?” and “The Next Frontier in University Technology Transfer: Evolving into a More Responsive and Engaged Enterprise.” On November 14, APLU and the Association of American Universities (AAU) hosted the inaugural University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase on Capitol Hill, spotlighting 22 startup companies that have created products born out of federally funded, university-based research. The national associations received about 100 highly competitive applications from more than 40…

Featuring Eugene Alletto with SBU Alum Joe Campolo as Interviewer Eugene Alletto, Quarterback, Founder and CEO of Bedgear®, is the visionary behind the performance bedding category. With more than 20 years of experience in retail and manufacturing for the home furnishing industry and his ability to successfully analyze market trends, Alletto created Bedgear and led the company’s rapid growth. The QB title represents his philosophy on strategy and team success as part of the Bedgear culture. Bedgear’s success is attributed to its sleep system sales process that fits the pillow based on sleep profile and body type providing consumers with personalized sleep…

Immerse yourself in the entrepreneurial spirit during WolfieTank 2017 — Stony Brook University’s third annual pitch competition — at the Charles B. Wang Center on Tuesday, November 7, at 5 pm. All Stony Brook faculty, staff and students are invited to attend WolfieTank, where a $1,000 prize will be awarded to the student with the best social entrepreneurial idea. Presenters will be given a few minutes to deliver their pitch in front of entrepreneurs from the Long Island area, and there will be time for questions, feedback and advice from the judges. Learn about innovative ideas, hear professional feedback, sharpen your business skills, network with…

Imagine if dentists could find clear signs of tooth decay long before dental lesions turn into cavities and without using X-rays. A new device cleared for commercialization this month by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a potential tool for dentists to do just that. Developed and patented by researchers in the Division of Translational Oral Biology in the Department of Oral biology and Pathology at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, and licensed to Ortek Therapeutics, Inc., the Electronic Cavity Detection (ECD) System uses electrical conductance to diagnose and monitor enamel lesions on the biting surfaces of…

Following the success of the past two years’ events, all Stony Brook faculty, staff and students are invited to showcase the next big idea the third annual pitch competition — WolfieTank 2017. A $500 prize will be awarded to the student with the best social entrepreneurial idea. This is a unique opportunity to highlight your ideas in front of entrepreneurs from the Long Island area. Presenters will be given a few minutes to deliver their pitch, and there will be time for questions, feedback and advice from the judges. Reserve a spot now to compete by submitting a short application due by October 7,…

Twenty-one years after earning his own Stony Brook degree, Jonathan Oringer ‘96, founder, chairman and CEO of Shutterstock, the influential New York-based global tech company, came home to where he said it all began. The tech entrepreneur returned to the University for our 57th annual commencement on May 19 to receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree and to inspire our newest class of graduates. “You are young. It gets harder and harder to take calculated risks,” he told the nearly 7,000 graduating seniors. “You will fail sometimes. You will learn things about yourself that will scare and inspire you simultaneously. Taking calculated…

Suffolk County businesses are invited to a presentation explaining how they can connect with Stony Brook University and enhance their bottom line. “How to Tap University Resources” will take place Thursday, March 9, 2017 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Stony Brook University Incubator at Calverton, located on 4603 Middle Country Road in Calverton. The event is presented by the Stony Brook University Incubator, Stony Brook University and the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce. Businesses will learn how to bid on business with the University, hire students for internships, recruit SBU students and alumni for full-time jobs or consulting work,…

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