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UC Next Innovation Scholars take Manhattan

January 31, 2024

. Inside the 1819 Innovation Hub, Kao USA Inc., a visionary entrepreneur and corporate UC partner, leverages its focus on sustainability, a core part of its DNA. Engaging the talents of the UC Next Innovation Scholars (NIS) program, Lindsay Stricker, new technology innovator and university partnerships lead at Kao, in collaboration with the Molton Brown digital team, presented an exceptional challenge to students for the Molton Brown brand: the exploration of Artificial Intelligence and how these technologies can improve processes, enhance acquisition and ultimately improve brand awareness and user experience.


Women's leadership development program kick-starts at UC 1819 Innovation Hub

January 30, 2024

A transformative leadership program is underway at the University of Cincinnati 1819 Innovation Hub as UC’s Warren Bennis Leadership Institute launches its Women's Leadership Development Program. During a three-day kick-off event in early January, future women leaders delved into uncharted territories to unlock the full spectrum of their leadership potential.


Innovative sparks fly at UC Startup weekend

January 31, 2024

The UC Startup, a three-day student competition, took place at the UC 1819 Innovation Hub over the past weekend. With over 190 student applicants from various Ohio regional colleges representing diverse majors and degree levels, the event provided a platform to showcase their innovative prowess, vying for a chance to win prizes of up to $5,000.


UC Center for Entrepreneurship shares 5 vital tips for business success in 2024

January 16, 2024

As the dawn of a fresh year emerges, it beckons an opportune moment for businesses to chart a course for the coming months. But before deciding what milestones to hit in the new year, the imperative initial step involves a meticulous inventory of the past year's endeavors. For entrepreneurs navigating the terrain of goal setting in this nascent year, Charles H. Matthews, a distinguished teaching professor specializing in Entrepreneurship and Strategy and the visionary behind the UC Center for Entrepreneurship, offers five strategic tips.


UC professor wins national Entrepreneurship Educator award

February 12, 2024

To celebrate excellence and dedication to entrepreneurship education, the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) awarded its prestigious Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year Award to University of Cincinnati professor Charles H. Matthews, PhD.


First-ever Gen-Z Insights event hosted by UC NEXT Innovation Scholars

April 19, 2024

In academia, the intersection of innovation, collaboration and the fresh perspectives of the University of Cincinnati NEXT Innovation Scholars (NIS) holds immense promise. As a multi-disciplinary student group of innovators, the program balances university, corporate and non-profit partners. NIS students are driven by curiosity, passion, future creation and pursuing innovation, fostering a community of forward-thinkers poised to tackle tomorrow's challenges today. Recently, these young visionaries hosted an inaugural Gen-Z Insights showcase event at the UC 1819 Innovation Hub. The packed room of attendees included 1819 corporate partners such as Kao and Main Street Ventures and distinguished faculty and staff members. All were eager to hear and learn more from NIS scholars and the industry projects they worked on throughout the year.


Jaws dropped as original 'Shark Tank' celeb judged the UC New Venture Championship

April 11, 2024

TThe University of Cincinnati 1819 Innovation Hub welcomed a unique guest—a shark, though not of the marine variety. Despite his penchant for hunting opportunities, this species shared no similarities with its aquatic counterpart. Renowned as one of the original "sharks" from ABC's acclaimed series, Shark Tank, Kevin Harrington recently brought his expertise to the UC New Venture Championship 2024 as a guest judge.


UC alum delivers virtual startup in e-commerce fulfillment

April 2, 2024

University of Cincinnati alumnus Jason Harbert attended the College of Engineering. He is the co-founder and chief technology officer (CTO) of Flowspace, partnering with CEO Ben Eachus. They combined their passion, skillsets and experience to create a cutting-edge full-service fulfillment management solution for direct-to-consumer (DTC) and business-to-business (B2B) models.


UC faculty unveil startup platform to redefine NIL landscape

May 8, 2024

UC faculty develop new platform for students to track scholarship criteria and monetize their name, image and likeness (NIL) for branding purposes. Carbon Copy Assets will launch a mobile application where students earn badges and rewards for verifying their participation at campus events like career fairs, student club meetings and volunteer opportunities. Students will also prove that they are building job and life skills such as financial and legal literacy. A blockchain will record these activities, allowing donors and employers to view a publicly verifiable, immutable list of achievements.


From memes to machines: RevolutionUC set to dominate 1819 Innovation Hub

February 22, 2024

UC 1819 Innovation Hub is gearing up to host the highly anticipated 13th annual RevolutionUC Hackathon event (RevUC) this weekend, February 24-25. The student run event is organized by the Association for Computing Machinery at UC and supported by the UC Center for Entrepreneurship. The event is open to all college and high school students from across the Midwest, irrespective of major or programming background.