WSU students take first at UW health product contest

PULLMAN, Wash. – Two Washington State University student entrepreneurs won first place and $10,000 in the inaugural, regional Health Innovation Challenge (HIC) at the University of Washington on March 3. They were the only non-UW affiliated entrepreneurs among the 18 finalist teams that pitched ideas to more than 100 judges from business and health science […]

Students hope to save lives with medical product design

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University engineering students Emily Willard and Katherine Brandenstein are hoping to save lives someday with a product they’ve developed to make injections safer in the developing world. Willard is from Everett, Wash., and Brandenstein from Woodinville, Wash.

Entrepreneurship accelerator will aid students, faculty, state

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to teach its faculty and students how to come up with the “Next Big Thing” and become better entrepreneurs.

Students win national award to promote entrepreneurship

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – Three Washington State University students have been awarded the 2015 University Innovation Fellowship, which will support them in a year-long project to encourage student entrepreneurship on campus.

Faculty mentors will improve WSU commercialization, impact

PULLMAN, Wash. – A peer-mentoring program to help Washington State University faculty commercialize their research will launch on Jan. 19 with a reception 4-6 p.m. in the CUB junior ballroom.

Oct. 9: Info session for engineering entrepreneur program

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – Students interested in starting and running a technology-based business are invited to an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in Dana 15 at Washington State University. Refreshments will be served.

Alumnus support program with gift

PULLMAN – The College of Business at WSU has received a $1 million gift from Don and Mary Ann Parachini in support of students and faculty in the Entrepreneurship program. The gift established a scholarship endowment and a distinguished professorship. “The Parachinis’ gift will help to produce graduates who have the desire and ability to […]

Collaborative effort helps Rwandan agriculture

WSU graduate student Ashley Giesa (left) teaches coffee growers in Maraba, Rwanda, how to use laptop computers to track coffee prices and communicate with clients around the world. Three students, along with PI Colleen Taugher and Virgil Crampton of the Center to Bridge the Digital Divide, and Jerman Rose, professor of Entrepreneurial Studies in the […]

Lumsdaine to give entrepreneurship lecture

Edward Lumsdaine, author of the book “Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Effective Problem Solving” will be giving the first annual Harold Frank Engineering Entrepreneurship Institute lecture on at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept 22. in Carpenter 102 on the Pullman campus of Washington State University.Lumsdaine will speak on “Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Competitiveness: Why Are They Important to Your […]