Intuit, Ecovative, Optum Labs, Nancy’s Specialty Foods, and Vicarious Visions, which was acquired by Blizzard Entertainment, all have something in common: they were founded by alumni of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. They are also previous William F. Glaser ’53 Entrepreneurs of the Year through Rensselaer’s Paul J. ’69 and Kathleen M. Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship.
Students Take On the Change the World Challenge, and Some Head to the New York Business Plan Competition
Students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are challenged with the slogan, “Why not change the world?” Through the course of their education and co-curricular activities, they learn practical ways to make their innovative ideas a reality.
Jason Kuruzovich, an associate professor of business analytics and the director of the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was awarded a grant from the New York State Center of Excellence (COE) in Data Science to study the potential of auto auction data for being a leading indicator of economic activity.
At Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, students are challenged with the slogan, “Why not change the world?” Each semester since the fall of 2017, the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship at Rensselaer’s Lally School of Management has hosted the Problem Pitch Competition. The goal is to encourage students to, first and foremost, identify problems if they want to become a change-makers.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is joining the National Science Foundation New York I-Corps Hub as a new partner institution. The designation comes with a nearly $700,000 award over five years to help faculty and students commercialize their deep tech STEM-based ideas. Rensselaer’s participation in the program is facilitated by the Lally School of Management’s Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship.
Winners have been announced for the end-of-year entrepreneurship competitions at the Paul J. and Kathleen M. Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
The Paul J. and Kathleen M. Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship has announced the winners for the Spring 2022 Change the World Challenge.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) students Fiona Clarke ’23 and Aditya Sivakumar ’24 have been named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design.
Anirban Banerjee, MBA ’22, Brelyn Hatfield ’23, architecture, and Aida Ayuk ’22, architecture, were each selected as winners of the Paul J. and Kathleen M. Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship’s Change the World Challenge competition.
Alex Connor, a Ph.D. chemical and biological engineering candidate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, won first place in the Agtech and Food Industry track in the 12th annual New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) for his presentation on Ripely, his proposed business geared toward extending the shelf life of fresh produce. Connor was also named a finalist in the Grand Prize competition.