Tag: Venture Creation

TU Incubator Partners to Bring Tech-Start Workshops to Towson Public Library

TU Incubator Partners with NMTC, Presenting Tech-Start Workshop Series at Towson Public Library Have you ever had an idea for a new product or service and thought, how can I turn this into a business? Many creative thinkers lack the knowhow and resources to follow through on their vision. The Tech-Start Workshop series can help guide these visionaries down the right path, turning dreams into dollar signs. For the second time in as many years, TU Incubator is teaming up with the Northeastern Maryland Tech Council to present a unique series of entrepreneurial workshops. This year’s series, dubbed Tech-Start,...

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TU Incubator Member Spotlight: Mindprint Learning

Working at the TU Incubator not only exposes you to the passion and creativity of entrepreneurs, but it immerses you in it. Our education technology members have big ideas that make a real impact in our community. It is a privilege to work with them day in and day out. Recently we caught up with Nancy Weinstein, Founder and CEO of Mindprint Learning. Five Questions with Mindprint Founder & CEO Nancy Weinstein 1. Why did you decide to become an entrepreneur? I’ve always had a desire to create something unique and different. That said, I wouldn’t say I decided...

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TU Incubator Member Spotlight: Mandrel

One of the great benefits of working at the TU Incubator is getting to work with a wonderful group of entrepreneurs with big ideas and the desire to make a real impact. This is especially true for our education technology members. Tara Gallant, Founder of Mandrel, is a great example. Five Questions with Mandrel founder Tara Gallant 1. Why did you decide to become an entrepreneur? Being an entrepreneur is in my DNA. No matter what company I have worked for I always looked for opportunities to serve customers better by understanding their wants and needs and then delivering beyond...

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TU Incubator Hosts NMTC Inventor’s Portal Workshops

Where do the ideas come from that become the most desirable, useful, and world changing products, services, or software? Actually, they come from you, your neighbor, a problem solver, a student, just about anyone. On Monday, February 27, the TU Incubator is hosting the NMTC Inventor’s Portal — a free series that is “specifically” for everyone. The NMTC created the Inventor’s Portal to encourage personal growth and economic opportunity and prosperity for anyone who ever said, “I have an idea!” In the NMTC Inventor’s Portal Workshop series, subject matter experts will outline the process of invention, and give you fast-track steps...

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Value at the Core of TU Incubator’s EdTech Innovation Showcase

Where Entrepreneurs, Customers, and Investors Engage The evening of Thursday, December 8, 2016 is a milestone for the Towson University Incubator, aka TU Incubator. At the EdTech Innovation Showcase, 50+ carefully chosen attendees will have the opportunity to engage with 12 companies who are solving problems in K-12 and postsecondary education via solutions in formative assessment, access & admissions, classroom funding, language & literacy, professional development, project-based learning, and parent engagement. The event’s purpose is to bestow a focused medium where entrepreneurs can interface with customers and investors. The broader mission is to enhance education, to laud innovation, efficiencies,...

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TU Incubator Provides Value as Host to Dreamit ‘Customer Immersion’

TU Incubator, Towson University’s business incubator, has been thoughtfully building an education technology focus the last 2+ years. Last week, in the midst of Baltimore Innovation Week, was a milestone in the way that we partner with outside organizations to add value to various stakeholders. We have been considering a relationship with a nationally renowned edtech accelerator so that we might add value to 1) companies in respective accelerator cohorts, 2) our TU Incubator company members, 3) companies throughout the Baltimore metro, and 4) prospective customers who seek out new and innovative solutions. The Nexus of All Things Value-Added...

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TU Incubator Member Spotlight: Pelican Fly Concepts

As the Assistant Director at the TU Incubator, I have the privilege of working with a wonderful group of entrepreneurs with big ideas and the desire to make a real impact. This is especially true for our education technology members. Muhammad Najee-ullah, founder of Pelican Fly Concepts, is a great example. Recently Muhammad gave me his thoughts on being an entrepreneur. Five Questions with Pelican Fly Concepts founder Muhammad Najee-ullah. 1. Why did you decide to become an entrepreneur? My experiences as a youth in Baltimore shaped my entrepreneurial perspective. I embarked on a journey that taught me the...

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Student Launch Pad Partnership Brings New Programs

Last May, TU Student Launch Pad wrapped up its second academic year of operation. As we enter a new academic year, TU Student Launch Pad has partnered with the College of Business and Economics (CBE) to expand our entrepreneurship programming. This partnership has been founded with the goal of providing better services for student entrepreneurs as well as expanding the community of entrepreneurship in Towson. With this partnership, comes a lot of exciting programming. Fireside Chats and Innovation Calisthenics were piloted by CBE last spring, and this fall, the Student Launch Pad will be helping to run these new...

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TU Incubator Member Spotlight: OgStar Reading

One of the great benefits of working at TU Incubator is getting to work with a wonderful group of entrepreneurs with big dreams and the desire to make a real impact. This is especially true for our education technology members. Fran Bowman and Stephanie Nislow the Co-Founders of OgStar Reading are great example. Recently Fran gave me her thoughts on being an entrepreneur. Five Questions with OgStar Reading Co-Founder Fran Bowman 1. Why did you decide to become an entrepreneur?  I became an entrepreneur because I wanted to have control over my career, my goals, and my time. Being...

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TU Incubator Member Spotlight: Spiral Math

I first met David Robson, Co-Founder and Director of Education Outreach of Spiral Math, at the ‘Navigating School Systems’ workshop held here at the TU Incubator back in February 2016. At the time, David along with Joseph Mills, Robin Mudge, and Alfred Werner were developing the Spiral Math product, though they had not decided on a name. David and the team soon after joined the TU Incubator as a virtual member. I recently had the chance to catch up with David to discuss being an early-stage edtech entrepreneur. Five Questions with Spiral Math Co-Founder David Robson 1. Why did...

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