This summer, 30 students worked at 19 early-stage startup companies in New York City as part of the Keller Center's new Princeton Start-Up Immersion Program. Participants lived as a group in University-sponsored housing at the Princeton Club of New York, and participated in programs — including speakers, workshops and visits to other companies — aimed at broadening their understanding of entrepreneurship.
Over two days in Princeton and New York City, eight student teams presented new ventures they founded at the fifth-annual Demo Days organized by Princeton's Keller Center.
The eight teams in the 2016 eLab business accelerator include an effort to bring intelligent robotic systems to the "internet of things," an online class for American Sign Language and a way for students to improve their experience at university hackathons.
Cornelia Huellstrunk, associate director of Princeton University's Keller Center since 2009, has been appointed to a new position of executive director, reflecting major growth in the center's efforts to innovate education and to foster entrepreneurship.
Producing better quality of ultrasound images could be as easy as taking a selfie. Describing the process to judges at the Keller Center's Innovation Forum Feb. 24, Princeton University graduate student Jen-Tang Lu said his technology could improve the diagnosis of many medical conditions.
In an effort to help current Princeton students find their calling, two Princeton alumni and friends each pledged $50,000 to support entrepreneurial projects and internships through the Keller Center.
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.
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.
Graduate student Vikram Pansare took top honors at the Keller Center's 9th annual Innovation Forum, Feb. 26, with his pitch for producing a "Janus particle" capable of driving advances in pharmaceuticals, electronics, oil exploration and other fields.
Mung Chiang, a noted researcher in communications networks who also is an entrepreneur and a leader in online education, has been appointed director of Princeton University's Keller Center, effective March 31.
Sanjeev Kulkarni, professor of electrical engineering and director of the Keller Center, has been appointed as the next dean of the Princeton University Graduate School.
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.
Nine eLab teams pitched their startup plans during a well-attended Demo Day sponsored by the Keller Center.
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.
Undergraduate students with a strong interest in how technology transforms society and how cultural influences affect technological progress have a new vehicle for focusing their studies, the Program in Technology and Society.
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.
Power-in-a-Box (TM) is an easily deployable standard shipping container outfitted with solar panels and a telescoping wind turbine for generating electricity in remote or disaster-torn regions.
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.
Converting a standard shipping container into a sustainable source of energy for remote or disaster-torn regions, a team of Princeton University students took top honors in an 18-month national competition that culminated April 21 and 22 on the Washington, D.C., Mall.
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.
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.
Sanjeev Kulkarni, an acclaimed teacher and engineer whose research ranges from signal processing to philosophy, has been appointed director of the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education.
This summer five members of the Princeton chapter of Engineers Without Borders are traveling to Ashaiman, Ghana, to finish construction of a library that will serve as an educational center and a community gathering place.
The 6th Annual Innovation Forum awarded $40,000 to help tech innovations get closer to the marketplace.
The University created a new certificate program that explores the links between information technology and society. The Program in Information Technology and Society began enrollment this year and already has attracted students in majors ranging from computer science and electrical engineering to history and politics.
Aaron Patzer, founder of Mint.com, talks about how he developed a simple idea into a cutting-edge business that was acquired for $170 million by Intuit, Inc.
The Keller Center has established research and teaching collaborations and student exchange initiatives between Princeton and a consortium of German universities.
Entrepreneurial Princeton features the legendary Ed Zschau as well as innovative Princeton undergraduates and graduates. It also highlights the importance of Princeton's 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.
Brian O’Kelley, Princeton Class of '99 and CEO of AppNexus, discusses "Three Failures and a (Big) Success: The Evolution of a Startup CEO."
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
Dennis Keller, who graduated from Princeton in 1963 with a degree in economics, and his wife, Constance Templeton Keller, were honored during a dedication ceremony for endowing a center in Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Princeton University honored Dennis Keller and his wife, Constance Templeton Keller, during a dedication ceremony Thursday, April 16, for endowing the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education. The center focuses on preparing Princeton students to be leaders in an increasingly complex and technology-driven society. Read more.
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.
A group of Princeton engineering students is reimagining a 19th-century textile factory as a modern, energy-efficient headquarters for a Trenton nonprofit. Their goal: Save money; save the planet.
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.
Recognizing an international need for leaders who can harness technology to solve societal problems, alumnus and innovator in education Dennis J. Keller and his wife Constance Templeton Keller have given Princeton University $25 million to strengthen links between engineering and the liberal arts.
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."
Leaders are able to paint a vivid picture of a better future and inspire others to that vision, Frank Moss told a Princeton audience Sept. 26, kicking off the second year of a popular leadership lecture series.
Mechanical and aerospace engineering major Zhen Xia is accustomed to solving problems that have cut-and-dried solutions, but an internship at IBM this past summer taught him how to approach problems that don't have one right answer.
Princeton undergraduates who have engineered a self-driving car designed to navigate city streets without human help have been selected as semifinalists in a hotly contested Pentagon competition with top prizes worth $3.5 million.
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.
Great leaders envision the future and create what they see by making decisions for the long run rather than short-sighted choices, Amazon.com senior vice president Jeff Wilke '89 told a Princeton audience April 18.
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."
The truth about carbon emissions in the United States is far more than inconvenient, it's terrifying, David Crane, the chief executive officer and president of NRG Energy, told a standing-room-only crowd Dec. 5 at Princeton.
Great leaders help create other great leaders, Norman Augustine ’57 *59 told a Princeton audience Oct. 19 as he did just that, sharing his insights on leadership to inaugurate the engineering school’s “Leadership in a Technological World” lecture series.
Sharad Malik, George Van Ness Lothrop Professor in Engineering , has been named director of Princeton's Center for Innovation in Engineering Education (CIEE).
Bob Monsour, a technology entrepreneur, former angel investor and philanthropist, is the new associate director for external affairs at the Center for Innovation in Engineering Education ( CIEE ).
Fifteen Princeton scientists and engineers will talk about their early-stage entrepreneurial ventures at an Innovation Forum at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.