LaunchTN Announces 2016-2017 University Venture Challenge Partners

Nashville, Tenn., November 28, 2016 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today the second annual Statewide University Venture Challenge (UVC). Following a submission process, LaunchTN has selected 20 entrepreneurial focused competitions that are being hosted across 13 Tennessee-based universities. The UVC launched in 2016 to create a more connected entrepreneurial community by engaging existing university programs

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Four VLS students selected for 2017 Hult Prize competition

Four Vanderbilt law students will compete on Vanderbilt University teams in a global competition for social entrepreneurs sponsored by the Hult Prize Foundation. Nat Robinson ’18 (MBA ’07) and Yalda Godusi ’18 will travel to Dubai with their team, which also includes Owen Graduate School of Management students Kayla Armgardt ’18 and Tori Samples ’18,

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Scaling Up in Ghana

Grameen Foundation – Bankers without Borders While we continue to appreciate our BwB volunteers throughout Pro Bono Week, I wanted to highlight a recent engagement we had involving university students. In the spring of 2016, Bankers without Borders deployed 4 graduate students from Vanderbilt University (Kevin Kelly, Eileen Remley, Emily K. Sheldon, and Sid Raghuraman)

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Nine cities represented at program to promote cross-sector collaboration

Ten government, business, and nonprofit leaders from Middle Tennessee have been chosen for a Harvard Business School program convening leaders from nine American cities who are working across sectors to make their communities prosper. The program is locally coordinated by Global Action Platform, an international university-business alliance for scalable, sustainable solutions for abundant food, health,

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Mayor appoints faculty, staff representatives to Metro boards

by Jennifer Johnston | Jul. 19, 2016, 9:26 AM Metro Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has made a number of appointments to boards, committees and advisory committees in recent weeks. Among them are a number of members of the Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center communities, including: Sri Pallavaram, research associate for the Vanderbilt Institute

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