Villanova Tech Trek to SAP Next Gen Labs in NYC

Villanova Tech Trek to SAP Next Gen Labs in NYC

On Wednesday November 1st, Villanova University undergraduate and graduate students had the opportunity to visit the SAP headquarters at Hudson Yards in New York City. Students spent the day in SAP’s Leonardo Center where they were exposed to a variety of emerging technologies. Blockchain, Machine Learning, Cloud, Big Data, Data Intelligence, Internet of Things, Analytics… Read More

How to Make an App with Brady Acton

How to Make an App with Brady Acton

Brady Acton, a member of the Villanova University class of 2018, is a successful entrepreneur and app builder with many valuable experiences and lessons. He explained the process of app building and what is required to be both a successful entrepreneur an app builder. The presentation lasted about an hour and covered a range of… Read More

Campbell’s Soup Start-up Challenge

Campbell’s Soup Start-up Challenge

Last weekend, Villanova students had the opportunity to work on a go-to-market strategy for a confidential soup product currently being developed by Campbell’s Soup Company. Campbell’s was founded in 1869 by Joseph Campbell, a fruit merchant, and Abraham Anderson, an icebox manufacturer. From the introduction of ready-to-eat tomato soup in 1895 to a series of… Read More

Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs Finalist Pitches

Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs Finalist Pitches

On Nov 8th, 2017 Barbara Bigford, Entrepreneur In Residence at the ICE Institute at Villanova University attended the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs  (AWE)  finalist pitches and reception in Philadelphia at the Convene Cira Centre. The Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs strives to serve women founders who are actively scaling their businesses. Many of their members are… Read More

Villanovans Take On the Grace Hopper Celebration

Villanovans Take On the Grace Hopper Celebration

Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), women in tech, gender gap – these buzz-terms floated around my AP Computer Science classroom when I was a sophomore in high school. Freshmen year of high school, my math teacher told my parents that I should take AP Computer Science. I thought, “Computer Science? What is that?” I didn’t know… Read More

Villanova’s Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Institute Honored by Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers

Villanova’s Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Institute Honored by Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers

Villanova University’s Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Institute was honored by the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers for “Exceptional Activities in Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines.” This award honors an institute or center dedicated to creating, advancing and enabling entrepreneurship education opportunities to multiple audiences across campus. “The ICE Institute at Villanova builds opportunities for cross-disciplinary interactions… Read More

Be in Charge, Be the Change

Be in Charge, Be the Change

Villanova Alum and Chief Financial Advisor & Executive Vice President of National Graphics Inc., Michele Etzel hosted a workshop on Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship in the Idea Accelerator on October 26,2017. Her presentation was in conjunction with the Villanova University, 2017 Leadership Summit, Women Igniting Change which is a day filled with presentations, networking and discussions… Read More

Economic Boom: Entrepreneur’s Company Revitalizes Community and Empowers Veterans

Economic Boom: Entrepreneur’s Company Revitalizes Community and Empowers Veterans

Four years in the US Navy taught Edward “Ted” McLaughlin Jr. ’90 CLAS the importance of discipline and service. His undergraduate education at Villanova instilled the value of community and the spirit of an entrepreneur.   McLaughlin has combined those experiences to launch an impressive career, founding and leading DiSorb Systems. His medical product manufacturing… Read More

My Summer at CHOP

My Summer at CHOP

As a part of the Patient Media Programs Internship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (lovingly known as CHOP), I had the opportunity to hone the skills necessary to running a broadcast network and producing live programming.   With hands-on learning emphasized, I was educated both on the tools and technologies used to bring real… Read More

Schedule Engine: Empowering Home Service Contractors

Schedule Engine: Empowering Home Service Contractors

Schedule Engine, a company that is revolutionizing how home service contractors interact with customers, started as a Villanova University MBA project. Just this month, co-founder and Villanova Alumnus Austin Haller positioned the company as one of nine Rise of the Rest® finalists competing for a $100,000 investment from AOL’s Steve Case. So, what is the… Read More