It takes more than just a good idea to begin an entrepreneurial venture, Tom Leighton, a Princeton University alumnus and CEO of the Internet infrastructure company Akamai Technologies, told a Princeton University audience on Oct. 13.
Ten years ago, the founding director of Princeton University's new center for engineering education set a simple goal: "To inject more engineering into the liberal arts and inject more of the liberal arts into engineering."
Teams presented pitched startups ventures to packed audiences at the Keller Center's annual Demo Day events -- at Princeton on Aug. 11 and the following day at AppNexus in Manhattan.
Princeton University is opening a new incubator space to advance entrepreneurial initiatives and education for faculty, students, and alumni. Called the Entrepreneurial Hub and located at 34 Chambers Street, the space will house the Keller Center's annual eLab program as well as shared working space for startups founded by faculty, students and alumni.
Emphasizing the importance of recognizing Earth’s limited resources, the CEO of the outdoor gear company Patagonia told a Princeton University audience April 23 that businesses need to take on social and environmental responsibilities.
In the age of big data and artificial intelligence, the young generation is poised to revolutionize the way humans and computers interact, said Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, speaking to an audience of more than 500 students at the biannual HackPrinceton on campus on April 11.
Princeton's Innovation Forum "is a way for University researchers to connect with the greater community," said Dean H. Vincent Poor. In the past decade, the forum, and the Keller Center which sponsors it, have forged new connections between engineering, the liberal arts and the world beyond the University.
Research presented at the Innovation Forum ranged from sustainable furniture production to groundwater bioremediation. A member of each team delivered a three-minute pitch to a panel of judges consisting of investors and business leaders, who then awarded prize money to their top choices.
The winter 2015 issue of EQuad News highlights the strong and growing interest in entrepreneurship at Princeton. In an essay, Professor Mung Chiang discusses ongoing planning around "Entrepreneurship the Princeton Way" as a lead-in to stories about student, faculty and alumni initiatives that do not just seek start businesses, but to make a positive impact for society.
Sophomore-level course, open to students from all disciplines, allows undergraduates to work with a team of successful entrepreneurs to "develop their thinking and sophistication about how entrepreneurship plays out."
What is entrepreneurship “the Princeton way”? Twelve months ago, Provost David Lee Ph.D. ’99 created the Princeton Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee (PEAC), a group of faculty, students, administrators and alumni with expertise in this area. We were asked to develop a vision for how the University can best support our student, faculty and alumni entrepreneurs in a way that is rooted in Princeton’s strengths as a liberal arts institution and as a leading research univ
Seven student teams presented their business ideas at the Keller Center's annual Demo Day Aug. 11 and 12, the culmination of the center's eLab summer accelerator program.
A team of Princeton Engineering students is developing an easy-to-use database that will put information about buildings and fire conditions at fire chiefs' fingertips.
Two Princeton University researchers who spent four years developing a microscope lens that focuses in response to sound waves now have a company with a customer base spanning from Japan to Germany.
The Innovation Forum brings together teams of faculty members, postdocs and graduate students to pitch ideas for commercializing early-stage research to a panel of judges.
The Lean Launchpad, a system for starting successful businesses, is driving faculty and student ventures and will be the basis of the Keller Center's upcoming eLab summer accelerator program.
If business, particularly a startup business, is all about making connections, then the Keller Center's eLab Demo Day was a perfect example of business in action.
The Keller Center opened its eLab on June 13, a new venture to foster entrepreneurship by providing opportunities for students and recent graduates to spend a summer transforming their ideas into operating businesses.
After impressing a panel of judges with a three-minute pitch about paper-thin sensors that could revolutionize the safety of large structures, Princeton engineer Branko Glisic won the top prize at this year’s Innovation Forum, a competition that showcases University research with potential to succeed in the marketplace.
Princeton electrical engineering professor Mung Chiang introduced the undergraduate class "Networks: Friends, Money and Bytes" to examine the common foundation governing the networks that wind throughout modern life. A key part of the coursework is a two-week mini-project.
Entrepreneurs and business leaders discussed opportunities and challenges posed by the underrepresentation of women in startup companies and venture capital during a panel discussion hosted by the Keller Center.
A Pakistani garbage dump seems like an unlikely place to find a solution to extreme poverty. But then again, the group of students from Princeton and Rutgers universities who plan to convert garbage into hope is an unlikely team.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science has named its visiting professorship in entrepreneurship in honor of former dean James Wei on the occasion of Wei's retirement. Established in 2007, the professorship will now be known as the James Wei Visiting Professorship in Entrepreneurship.
The Keller Center's fifth annual Innovation Forum showcased Princeton research that has the potential to spawn new businesses - from improved drug development to more powerful computer chips. Top entries received $40,000 in awards.
The laboratory course taking place in the basement of Princeton's Friend Center is not a traditional one -- in lieu of microscopes, there are discussions of microfinance, and students seek to create not chemical changes, but social ones.
Princeton University’s Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education showcased a dozen new technologies during its fourth annual Innovation Forum, held April 2. Co-sponsors of the event were the Jumpstart New Jersey Angel Network and Princeton's Office of Technology Licensing. This year, for the first time, the top three innovations were awarded research funds. The funds, totaling $40,000, were awarded to the principal investigators doing the research that these commercially
Princeton Pitch is a warm-up for the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club's annual TigerLaunch business plan competition. The business plan competition was featured during Princeton's Alumni Day 2009. Competition sponsors include the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education.
Deepak Sukh predicts his American-born children will one day work in India. He tells them that if the economy of the world's largest democracy blossoms as predicted in coming decades, opportunities for savvy entrepreneurs will abound.
Ed Zschau wants people to know the truth: "High-Tech Entrepreneurship," the immensely popular upperlevel engineering course he teaches, isn't really about engineering. It's about life.
Princeton scientists and engineers pitched their early-stage entrepreneurial ventures at the Keller Center's third annual Innovation Forum on April 9.
Entrepreneurial thinking is not just for start-up companies and can be applied to all situations, business school professor Julian Lange told a Princeton audience Oct. 4 as he kicked off a five-workshop series on "Harnessing the Power of Entrepreneurship."
As junior Nick Frey sat in his fluid mechanics course last spring, he was thinking about bicycles -- but he wasn't daydreaming. Rather, the mechanical and aerospace engineering major was conjuring ways to put his newfound knowledge to work in modifications to his racing bike.
When entrepreneur Ken Kay started his first business, he didn't have a proven product. He didn't have any customers. But he did have an undeniable passion, which he shared in a May 8 panel discussion at Princeton.
Princeton University's engineering school has named Greg Olsen, a pioneer in the sensors industry and in space travel, as its first "entrepreneur in residence."