03Mar 2017

The Small Business Institute® (SBI®), the premier professional organization of small business / entrepreneurship educators and researchers involved in student analysis projects and dedicated to experiential learning and small business inquiry, announced on February 18, 2017 that two (2) student teams from the University of Central Florida’s College of Business were winners in its annual […]

20Feb 2017

Famed owner of O’Dang Hummus and Shark Tank Winner, Jesse Wolfe, is joining the CEL team as a Blackstone LaunchPad coach! Currently, Jesse and O’Dang Hummus are finalizing details on establishing new partnerships with investors. This “quiet period” has given Jesse the opportunity to give back to his Alma Mater by temporarily coaching current students with […]

20Jan 2017

Brandon Carpenter, a recent Student Fellow at the Blackstone LaunchPad at UCF and graduate of the UCF’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership’s UpStarts Accelerator Program, has been named to Forbes’ prestigious 30 under 30 in science listing. Forbes engages industry leaders and former 30-under-30 members each year to select noteworthy innovators and entrepreneurs who are making […]

24Oct 2016

What started as a hobby and an idea to make some extra cash has turned into an award-winning product for UCF seniors and self-proclaimed sneakerheads Eric Delgado and Victoria Weiss. Delgado and Weiss’s Rope Lace Supply, which makes colorful, custom shoelaces for sneaker aficionados, recently took second place—and a $10,000 prize—at the 2016 Forbes Under […]

10Jun 2016

MegaWatt Ventures is an annual clean technology business plan competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Cleantech University Prize (Cleantech UP). Ten promising cleantech companies from throughout the U.S. have been selected as finalists to compete for $50,000 in front of a panel of renowned venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, renewable energy veterans, and Fortune 1000 company technology scouts. The top three teams will secure a spot to compete in the national Cleantech UP competition hosted by Spark Clean Energy in Denver, Colorado on June 21-23, 2016.

05Apr 2016

Four student teams will face off for $75,000 in cash and essential business services Friday, April 15 in the finals of the annual Joust New Venture Competition. The finals, which will be free and open to the public, will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 15, in the UCF Pegasus Ballroom in the Student Union on the UCF main campus.