MD&M West 2023
“Technology has revolutionized the healthcare industry, and medical device conferences have played a crucial role in advancing this technology.”
Helen Shammas ’23 reflects on her experience at MD&M West 2023 in Anaheim, CA, the hub of innovation and new ideas, from learning about medtech trends to sourcing for a specific component.
Second Annual Big Ideas in Science and Medicine Pitch Competition
On Wednesday, March 8th, 2023, the Ain Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, MyHub, and the student organization for entrepreneurial trainees at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, SMD Entrepreneurs, hosted the second annual SMD Big Ideas in Science and Medicine Pitch Competition. Organizer and emcee Brandon Davis ’23 recapped the event for us.
University of Rochester joins NSF I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast Region
Consortium of 10 regional colleges and universities is awarded $15 million to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in STEM researchers and accelerate local economic development
Reaching Out MBA Conference Reflection
“According to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report, Simon Business School ranks as the #2 most diverse MBA program in the country. I recently experienced the school’s belief in the importance of diversity and its willingness to support its students.”
Susanna McDonald ’23 reflects on her experience at Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) in Washington, D.C., the world’s largest gathering of LGBTQ+ business students and alumni.
Forbes Under 30 Summit Reflection
“From the time I was a young child in Nairobi, Kenya, I felt like something “out there” was calling me. I don’t mean it in a spooky sense (‘tis the season) but I mean something in the sense of a higher purpose and a higher calling than that which was presented to me at the time….”
Nixon Chege ’24 reflects on his exclusive invitation to the Forbes Under 30 Summit this October in Detroit, and how this experience will affect the next chapter in his life as a budding entrepreneur.
First Annual Big Ideas in Science and Medicine Pitch Competition
The University’s first competition dedicated to early-stage ideas in science and medicine was held in March 2022. Organizer and emcee Brandon Davis ’23 recapped the event for us.
Emily Bingham ’23 felt a pull toward innovation from a young age. From working with Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship, forming her own entrepreneurship organization, and now running her own consumer goods startup, Emily’s entrepreneurial experiences show that innovation can be applied just about anywhere.
Grand Challenges Entrepreneurial Experience @ ASU
During summer 2021, Abbey Kampel ’23 participated in the 2021 GCSP Entrepreneurial Experience at Arizona State University to explore the theme of health from the perspective of the Grand Challenges Scholars Program. New to entrepreneurship, Abbey made discoveries that ignited a new passion for innovation.
Welcome to New Ain Center Executive Director
The Ain Center is excited to announce our new Executive Director, Annette Durnack! Annette brings years of industry and innovative experience to the Ain Center, where she will oversee all offerings and the MS in TEAM graduate program.
Student Series: Hector Carvajal
Read the next interview in a series by one of the Ain Center’s student Program Assistants, Fernanda Sesto ’23. Her work highlights student entrepreneurs to learn about their experiences and hear their perspectives. In this feature, Fernanda talks with Hector Castillo Carvajal, a UR student who used coursework to launch his own coffee startup.
Student Series: Shelley Chen
One of the Ain Center’s student Program Assistants, Fernanda Sesto ’23, has begun to interview student entrepreneurs to learn about their experiences and hear their perspectives. In this feature, Fernanda talks with recent UR alum Shelley Chen ’19, ’20 (e5) about her venture, Yolo Shadow and how she got into entrepreneurship.