Browsing: Entrepreneurship

The Stony Brook Entrepreneur Challenge held each spring provides student entrepreneurs with an avenue to win a share of a $50,000 to make their business idea into a viable company. This year five student teams are moving their ideas closer to market and have received significant support from the University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC). At the Challenge, students pitch their ideas to a campus panel of experienced venture funders, entrepreneurs and business services professionals. Then they have the opportunity to move on to the Regional and State competitions for additional funding. For 2018, the top three Stony Brook student awards…

The 2018 Incubator Showcase features more than 50 company exhibits and one-on-one networking with Stony Brook University’s scope of biotechnology, energy and information technology entrepreneurs. It will held on Wednesday, June 27, from 9 am to 12 pm at the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT). This is the third annual Incubator Showcase celebrating the entrepreneurial culture built at the University and the individual success of each company at every phase. Investors, government officials, attorneys, business services professionals, and the public are invited to take a glimpse at Stony Brook’s incubator companies and the technologies our entrepreneurs are bringing to…

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,…

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