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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.

Read more about Helen’s experience here.

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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.

Read about the competition and the winners here.

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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

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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.

Read more about Susanna’s experience here.

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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.

Read more about Nixon’s experience here.

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Entrepreneurial Spirit

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.

Read more about Emily’s entrepreneurial journey here.

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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.

Read more about Abbey’s experience at ASU here.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

Mark Twain

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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.

Read Fernanda’s interview with Hector here.

Life is a continuous exercise in creative problem solving.

Michael J. Gelb

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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.

Read Fernanda’s interview with Shelley here.

Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.

Oprah Winfrey

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world

Nelson Mandela

Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box.

Deepak Chopra

We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.

Sheryl Sandberg

Focus on the core problem your business solves and put out lots of content, enthusiasm, and ideas about how to solve that problem.

Laura Fitton