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MSIM teams win top prizes in the $100k New Ventures Competition

Tuesday, April, 9th, 2019 Competitions Entrepreneurship News

The $100k New Ventures Competition, hosted annually by the Tufts Entrepreneurship Center, took place on Friday as 18 teams presented their pitches for innovative ventures, products and business plans. The competition features 3 tracks (Medical Devices & Life Science, Social Impact, and General Tech) and awards over $100,000 in prizes and in-kind services. This year, Read More

Getting to Know Ginger Time: 2018 Winner of Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition

Monday, April, 1st, 2019 Competitions Entrepreneurship News

If you are interested in learning more about the types of pitches and companies you may see at the $100k Competition, check out what one of last year’s winners, Charles Parsow, has to say about Ginger Time and the competition. His venture, Ginger Time, produces a concentrated serving of fresh ginger roots, honey and other organic ingredients that improves your Read More

Q+A: CarTrek, connecting drivers and riders

Monday, December, 10th, 2018 Entrepreneurship

CarTrek, founded by Olive Baerde and Mikayla Rose, Tufts ’20, provides the cheapest method for students and young alumni to travel by connecting drivers and riders to carpool, with an aim to facilitate a greater sense of community while saving travelers money.

2018 Winners Announced: Montle Prize for Entrepreneurial Achievement & the Ideas Competition

Monday, December, 10th, 2018 Competitions Entrepreneurship News

The Tufts Entrepreneurship Center is proud to present the winners from the 2018 Paul and Elizabeth Montle Prize for Entrepreneurial Achievement and the Ideas Competition held December 30th. The Montle Prize for Entrepreneurial Achievement is an annual competition that helps kick-start future leaders in the business and non-profit world. Paul Montle, a 1969 alumnus, created Read More

Faculty Q+A: Putting technology to work for the greater good

Tuesday, November, 6th, 2018 Entrepreneurship News

Julianne Zimmerman, professor of Innovative Social Enterprises, aims to bring innovative and practical solutions to social problems. In her current role as Managing Director with Reinventure Capital, she is in the process of raising a fund to invest in chronically overlooked pools of entrepreneurs: people of color and women.

Dara Schaier, A08, founds BOOP, a new use for cardboard

Wednesday, May, 9th, 2018 Entrepreneurship

Dara Schaier A08 is trying to change how people think about cardboard. Her company, BOOP, creates furniture made out of cardboard for young, urban dwellers that is both lightweight and sustainable. Schaier studied architecture at Tufts with a minor in Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies, then went on to receive her MBA from Emory University. ELS recently spoke Read More