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Startup Bytes feat. Roc the Business of Art

Each month, the Ain Center hosts a guest speaker to talk about their entrepreneurial endeavors. The community organizers behind Roc the Business of Arts (an Arts in the Loop initiative) spoke on Friday, October 16. In addition to sharing their own entrepreneurial backgrounds, the three speakers provided insight on the series and their hopes for next steps.

Read more about the organizers and the Roc the Business of Art program here.

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Buzz Lab Special Edition Workshops Begin

On Tuesday, October 6, the Ain Center launched a new virtual webinar series designed for entrepreneurs and small business owners operating during the uncertainty of a global health crisis. Buzz Lab Special Edition: Managing through Uncertainty is supported by a University Center grant from the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Read more about the first Buzz Lab workshop (and how to register for the rest!) here.

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Startup Bytes feat. UR Health Lab

Each month, the Ain Center hosts a guest speaker to talk about their entrepreneurial endeavors. On September 18, we hosted Michael Hasselberg and Jack Teitel from UR Health Lab, a collaboration among the UR Medical Center and the College of Arts, Sciences, & Engineering. During their talk, they went through how UR Health Lab quickly responded to the pandemic in March 2020, as well as some of their other upcoming projects.

Read more about UR Health Lab, their COVID response, and their innovations here.

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COVID-19 Challenge Accepted

This July, University of Rochester students were challenged to solve pandemic-related problems in just 10 days. Arranged by a variety of departments throughout UR, Matthew Cook of the River Campus Libraries highlights how participants worked with community partners and shared their final plans to address pandemic-impacted operations.

Read Matthew’s full recap of the Challenge here.

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Steady Success to Proud Failure

Working on a startup involves long hours, difficult decisions, and a whole lot of learning while doing. After trying his hand as an entrepreneur, TEAM alum Anik Agrawal ’13 (MS) shared lessons from his experience – and also why he has decided to jump into a new venture, even after the first didn’t go as planned.

Read Anik’s full post on the entrepreneurial process here.

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Commencements ‘undeniably different’ in the era of coronavirus

The pandemic has taken a toll on every aspect of life, including the usual rites of passage that help us mark time and celebrate accomplishments. Dennis Kessler, Edward and Agnes Ackley Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, shared his thoughts on this year’s digital commencement.

Read Professor Kessler’s full article here.