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NKU student to gain hands-on business startup experience through funded UpTech internship



Northern Kentucky University’s College of Informatics will produce a funded intern who will gain experience in the business startup world, thanks to sponsorship from Frank Caccamo of UpTech.
 
Caccamo serves on UpTech’s Board of Directors, and was a founding chairman of the College of Informatics’ Dean’s Advisory Board. 
 
“For over a decade, Frank Caccamo has been a leading force in shaping NKU’s College of Informatics and connecting it to the business community,” says Kevin Kirby, dean of the college and UpTech board member. “His work has led to countless great opportunities for students to engage in meaningful projects, and his generous support of the UpTech-NKU relationship will benefit both students and our startups."
 
UpTech offers a six-month accelerator program for startups that want to gain traction via marketing, fundraising, engaging in market research and excelling when it comes to pitching ideas.
 
Through its work with other businesses, hands-on experience will be provided to a student studying data analytics — fully immersing them in the field, while also allowing them to further his or her education.
 
“Through thick and thin, good and bad, ups and downs, Frank’s commitment to both of these institutions is unwavering and just remarkable,” says UpTech Board Chair Tom Prewitt. “He has given of himself in terms of time and talent, and now he has followed with his treasure.”
 
Do Good: 

•    Learn more about program offerings within NKU's College of Informatics.

•    Interested in becoming an UpTech mentor? Connect with the accelerator so you can begin utilizing your knowledge and skills to help startups. 

•    Consider ways in which you or your business could assist students.
 

Read more articles by Brittany York.

Brittany York is a freelance writer, adjunct English composition instructor and server at Orchids at Palm Court. She loves travel and photography. Keep up with Brittany on Instagram @brittbrittbrittbrittany.
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