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    July 12, 2017

    This week, the Desai Accelerator, a joint venture between the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering, kicked off its Summer 2017 cohort.

    "There's no shortage of entrepreneurial spirit here in Michigan or elsewhere," said Angela Kujava, managing director of the Desai Accelerator. "The number of talented founders seeking our support and guidance continues to grow each year."...{read more}

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    July 6, 2017

    Health social networking is on the rise, helping people living with chronic diseases to connect, offer support, and learn from one another. Brianna Wolin naturally attracts people with her ambition, eloquence, and thousand-watt smile. And yet, Brianna, a 2016 University of Michigan graduate who lives with type 1 diabetes, had had times when she felt so alone...{read more}

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    June 27, 2017

    People live with cancer. They go to work, raise children, run marathons and go on vacation with cancer. But that lifestyle is a lot different for their family, friends, and colleagues who aren't dealing with managing a cancer diagnosis and that can lead to feelings of isolation and worse: Studies show more than 10 percent of cancer patients suffer from depression...{read more}

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    June 26, 2017

    There are over 120 million people in the U.S. that are afflicted with some sort of chronic illness. University of Michigan grad, Brianna Wolin, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the young age of 4. She has co-founded a mobile platform that connects people living with the same chronic illness for on-demand support, either in person or remote...{listen here}

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    June 21, 2017

    As we look forward to the 2017 Lyfebulb-Novo Nordisk Innovation Summit & Award, we are also taking some time to reflect back on last year. In our series, ‘Where Are They Now,’ we chat with the finalists of last years award to hear about the importance of the award in the future of diabetes management, and what they have been up to since then. To kick off the series, we spoke with the winner of the inaugural 2016 Lyfebulb-Novo Nordisk Innovation Award, Brianna Wolin, CEO and co-founder of Find Your Ditto...{read more}

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    June 5, 2017

    The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is proud to announce the 20 student entrepreneurs selected for the prestigious 2017 WBENC Student Entrepreneur Program (SEP) at WBENC's National Conference & Business Fair in Las Vegas, Nevada from June 18th to 23rd. The SEP program fosters growth for the next generation of women-owned businesses through a tailored entrepreneurial curriculum and mentoring from certified women-owned businesses and Fortune 500 Corporate Members...{read more}

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    March 20, 2017

    Chicago-based technology incubator 1871 announced Wednesday the 14 businesses that will make up the fourth cohort of WiSTEM, 1871’s innovative and customized program designed to accelerate and cultivate opportunities for women in technology. The 14 women-owned companies will begin the 12-week program March 21...{read more}

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    March 12, 2017

    This year's crop of 16 Coolest College Startup founders are no mere college kids. Admittedly, some aren't even in college; they're in graduate school, for instance. Yet even those entrepreneurs who are still earning their bachelor's degrees are formidable. From intuiting emotions from language to resolving food shortages in the developing world, these young entrepreneurs have big goals--and even bigger plans for achieving them. Meet the latest class of top college startup...{read more}

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    February 21, 2017

    More than 200 students across the University of Michigan’s 19 schools and colleges have tirelessly honed their pitches and refined their business plans for the chance to win the top prize at the Michigan Business Challenge. After several rounds of competition culminating in the finals on Friday February 17...{read more}

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    February 20, 2017

    Tember Shea, director of the Inforum inGAGE program for second-stage women entrepreneurs, interviewed Parisa Soraya, co-founder and chief product officer for Find Your Ditto – a mobile platform that brings together people who share chronic conditions, such as diabetes...{read more}

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    February 2, 2017

    The Entrepreneurial Eight teams have been chosen for the finals of the Student Startup Madness (SSM) tournament, an official session at South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive. These elite college student startups will be in Austin, Texas, on March 13 to pitch before a judging panel of successful entrepreneurs and investors, emcee’d by Jesse Draper, talk show host, investor and founder of Halogen Ventures...{read more}

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    January 29, 2017

    The University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship’s Startup Competition completed its first non-qualifying round on Friday afternoon in front of a crowd of over 200 students, faculty and local businesspeople at the Stamps Auditorium on North Campus.

    The competition began at the beginning of the month with a series of auditions of more than 40 student startups pitching to the Center for Entrepreneurship...{read more}

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    January 27, 2017

    Diabetes is a tough disease to live with – I know this first hand. I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) the summer I was turning 17, and it changed my life. At the time I was a competitive athlete, playing tennis on the Swedish National Team, and an excellent student. Nothing had prepared me for this diagnosis. We did not have diabetes in our family, and I had no friends with the disease. I saw it as a defect and a failure. It became something I would hide from everyone for many years...{read more}

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    January 23, 2017

    Over 100 teams participated in Round One of the Michigan Business Challenge (MBC) this December. Of this diverse group of entrepreneurial students, 24 teams advanced to pitch their business concepts in MBC Round Two last Friday. This round featured 18 teams in the Business Track and ten in the Impact Track...{read more}

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    January 17, 2017

    Thirty-two college student startup teams from across the nation move on to the semi-final round in the 2016-17 Student Startup Madness (SSM) tournament, where they will compete for top honors and the SSM National Championship. The semi-finalist teams come from 23 different colleges and universities across the country and are working on digital products and services in more than a dozen different industries...{read more}

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    January 10, 2016

    This week I’m joined by Brianna Wolin, CEO and co-founder of Find Your Ditto, for a thoughtful conversation about the rivalry between Ohio State and the University of Michigan. We also cover more important matters like Brianna’s life with type 1 diabetes and celiac disease, receiving the Lyfebulb-Novo Nordisk Innovation Award, and the power of in-person connections...{listen here}

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    January 8, 2017

    Find Your Ditto, a project created by a University of Michigan alum and a current student in the School of Public Health, began as an entry into a University-sponsored entrepreneurial competition. The project has evolved since then and last month, it was awarded the Lyfebulb-Novo Nordisk Innovation Award at the Innovation Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark...{read more}

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    December 9, 2016

    A young woman who developed a mobile platform that brings together people who share chronic conditions has won the first annual global Lyfebulb/Novo Nordisk Innovation Award.

    Brianna Wolin, chief executive officer and cofounder of "Find Your Ditto," was named the winner from among 10 finalist "patient entrepreneurs" from around the world, each of whom developed programs, technologies, or other innovations designed to help people with diabetes and other chronic conditions...{read more}

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    December 9, 2016

    The Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies kicked off Round 1 of the 34th Michigan Business Challenge (MBC) with over 200 students pitching their entrepreneurial ideas. From this initial round, 20 teams were selected to compete in Round Two on January 20, 2017...{read more}

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    December 7, 2016

    Patient Entrepreneur and Founder & CEO of Find Your Ditto, Brianna Wolin was named recipient of the inaugural Lyfebulb-Novo Nordisk Innovation Award for her work in addressing the management of diabetes. Brianna was selected from a grouping of ten finalists after dozens of Award submissions were received from 15 countries. The selection was made by a panel of judges consisting of international representatives of the diabetes patient community...{read more}

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    December 7, 2016

    Brianna Wolin (US), who is CEO and co-founder of Find Your Ditto, wins the first ever Lyfebulb-Novo Nordisk Innovation Award. She receives the award for pioneering an app-based concept that will facilitate virtual and real-life connectivity between people living with the same chronic disease. This app will address a major challenge for people living with rare or invisible chronic diseases, such as type 1 – the disease that Brianna herself lives with...{read more}

    University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship Logo

    December 7, 2016

    The University of Michigan’s entrepreneurship efforts are becoming recognized as demonstrated by the school being named third in the nation by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneurship magazine. Over the weekend, the incoming class of its student accelerator was announced.

    The 15th cohort of TechArb includes a variety of ventures that are working on businesses related to...{read more}

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    October 27, 2016

    The top 10 finalists for the Lyfebulb-Novo Nordisk Innovation Award have been announced today.

    The Award spotlights outstanding patient entrepreneurs’ innovative efforts and ideas to better manage diabetes via consumer products, medical devices, or healthcare information technology...{read more}

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    October 27, 2016

    Future Founders, a non-profit organization that believes every youth can become an entrepreneur, today announced the 18 semifinalists for its 3rd Annual U.Pitch National College Elevator Pitch Competition & Showcase.

    U.Pitch will bring together the top collegiate entrepreneurs from universities across the country in the ultimate elevator pitch competition. Finalists will compete for a portion of a $10,000 prize by pitching to judges that include top entrepreneurs and investors...{read more}

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    June 29, 2016

    Why does a B2B digital marketing agency that works with some of the biggest and best-known companies in America send a team to a startup competition? Because marketing and startups actually have a lot in common.
    Out of the dozens of startups entered in last week’s Techweek Launch competition, here are five that made us say Wow...{read more}

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    April 13, 2016

    The TEDxUofM prize celebrates putting imaginative and ingenious ideas into impactful action. For the fourth consecutive year, TEDxUofM will be awarding this annual prize of $1,000 to an individual or group in the community to further their innovative and inspirational idea to make a difference...{read more}

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    March 7, 2016

    A curriculum that helps link high school students to the professional world. A Web platform for people with the same illness to connect for support and information sharing. A redesigned food supply chain that seeks to minimize waste. These are among the challenges student teams are tackling in the third year of the Innovation in Action program...{read more}

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