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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Binghamton University launches new entrepreneurship initiatives

Two new Binghamton University entrepreneurship initiatives were launched this week.  One program is designed to encourage faculty to incorporate entrepreneurship as a component in their classes, and the second will help faculty members who are considering starting their own business.

The initiatives — which are sponsored by the Office of Technology Transfer and Innovation Partnerships and the N.Y. Center of Excellence (S3IP) — were launched at this week’s Southern Tier Business and Entrepreneur Conference on campus.  Tech Garden President Nasir Ali was a featured speaker at the event. 

Zhihao Yang, CTO and co-founder of NanoMas Technologies, will serve as special adviser for entrepreneurship and work with faculty.  NanoMas Technologies is a successful venture that got its start in Binghamton University’s Innovative Technologies Complex’s Start-Up Suite.  Yang will serve as an entrepreneur in residence for six months and will mentor faculty members on their business plans.

Binghamton University is widely acclaimed as the best public institution in the northeast.  It has built a reputation as a world-class institution that combines a broadly interdisciplinary, international education with one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation.  Binghamton has been named a "premier public university," and was one of just a handful of colleges in the nation to receive top "Green Ratings" reviews by the Princeton Review.

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