Dan Forbush

UVC Correspondent | Principal/Editor of C&R Interactive

Maidbot, Cornell Student Startup, Wins SXSW's Student Startup Madness

The day when humans never again have to vacuum came another step closer to reality last week as Maidbot, the Cornell University student startup that’s on a mission to transform hotel housekeeping with robots, took first place in Student Startup Madness, a national tournament-style competition for new digital media businesses.

IgniteU NY Spotlights Capital Region Innovators in Ed Tech

In a forum for next-gen entrepreneurs, innovators, and industry professionals, IGNITE U NY on March 21 focused on emerging enterprises in the Capital Region that are shaping the future of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) education in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

Startup Weekend 2016: One Common Thought

Startup Weekend 2016: One Common Thought

Here’s a great business idea: a “drink-of-the-month” club. Customers subscribe online and each month you send them all the ingredients they need to make a great cocktail or mixed drink. A Caipirinha, for example. Or a Julieta. Or a Billionaire’s Margarita. This was one of the innovative ideas put in motion at Startup Weekend 2016.

UAlbany Student Startup to Soon Launch 'Tree Tea'

Just off a successful Kickstarter campaign, the three founders of ChugaChaga are preparing for a first run of 15,000 bottles. A student startup that graduated from Troy’s IGNITEU NY early accelerator program last summer will soon launch the new health drink it’s been developing for two years with a lot of help from the Capital Region’s startup community.

UMA Bioseed 2015 NYS Business Plan Competition Winner

New York Business Plan Competition: Advice

More than 500 student teams are expected to complete at the 2016 New York Business Plan Competition in April. Here’s advice from startup investor Les Neumann of iCANny on how to prepare an “award winning” pitch. The deadline to enter the competition is March 25. Last year’s grand prize winner was Uma Bioseed.

Allstolen Apparel: Casual Meets Cool in Fashionable Streetwear

Early in their strategizing, Worgan and Florence surveyed Skidmore students on clothing needs and preferences. Their key discovery: The lives of American college students today are so hectic and fast-paced that they have time only for low-maintenance clothes they can just throw on – but they still want to look stylish and fashionable.