Student team Vaylenx wins $5,000 award at TCU Competition

VayLenx Logo BlackAt the beginning of April Noah Rosenblatt, Morgan Stanley, and Kate Clausen traveled to Texas Christian University to compete in the Values and Ventures Business Plan competition.

Vaylenx is run by CEO Noah Rosenblatt, CFO David Bartizal, COO Morgan Stanely, and CCO Kate Clausen. Their product, CNP-1, is an environmentally friendly, affordable, effective solution to mosquito spread diseases that claim over 1 million lives every year.

At TCU, Vaylenx was recognized with the Founder’s Award which recognizes the most inspirational project with the largest impact. We cannot wait to see what they do in the future. Read the full story here!


Ohio Team to TCU Values and Ventures Competition

Good luck to our team headed to the Texas ChristiaVaylenxn University Values and Ventures business plan competition! The company, Vaylenx, is competing for $25,000 in the competition that’s tag line is “Do well while doing good.”

Vaylenx is presenting their CNP-1 product, a nanoparticle larvicide that kills mosquitoes.

Mosquito spread diseases kill over 1 million people every year, and Vaylenx wants to change that number with their solution. CNP-1 is cheap to produce, long lasting, and environmentally-friendly solution to save lives all over the world.

Wish them luck as they compete this Friday and Saturday!

Innovation Celebration

We are so excited to celebrate all of the innovated people, organizations, and companies in southeast Ohio! This wonderful event is to honor all of the innovative efforts over the last year, and we are very excited to see everyone there. The event is Tuesday, March 29th at 5:30p in Baker Ballroom. Our own director, Dr. Luke Pittaway, as well as some of our outstanding students will be sharing their own experiences with entrepreneurship and innovation. It is sure to be an amazing event.Innovation Celebration Flyer-page-001

Russ College of Engineering Freshmen Named University Innovation Fellows

Photo by Ashley Stottlemyer

Photo by Ashley Stottlemyer

Engineering and technology management major Ben Scott and chemical engineering major Faith Voinovich were recently selected to serve as University Innovation Fellows for Ohio University. These students will help to build a true entrepreneurial ecosystem on campus. To find out more about these students and their program check out this article by Jeff Zidonis and Pete Shooner.

Get more involved in Entrepreneurship by joining on our amazing student organizations or adding the certificate!

Lunch and Learn – Learn How to Grow Your Business Using the Power of Social Media

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Embrace the power of social media at the March 17th Lunch & Learn. Daniella Limoli and Zoe Graham will co-facilitate this workshop that will teach participants how to utilize social media for their business. The following topics are the key points of the event:

  • Measure success on social media
  • Increase brand awareness and sales, improve customer service & effectively distribute content to the right audience
  • Learn how to manage Facebook ads
  • Plan and schedule epic content
  • Use social media to drive traffic to your website
  • Drive sales to your website and evaluate success using Google Analytics

See you there!

Thursday, March 17
11:30 AM – 1 PM 
Ohio University Innovation Center
340 West State Street, Room 103
Athens, OH 45701