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PulsePoint app exposes NKU students to real life-and-death outcomes

An app developed by students at NKU's Center for Applied Informatics that alerts 911 services to emergencies has been credited with saving a life recently in California.

Manufacturing accelerator First Batch accepting applications for next class through May 11

Cincinnati's only manufacturing business accelerator, First Batch, is seeking applications for its next class through May 11. First Batch will accept six candidates, with each receiving up to $8,000 in financial support as well as business development services that include strategic planning, branding and marketing.

Xavier students use 3D technology to help three-legged service dog

Students in Xavier University's Human Centered Making class fitted a three-legged dog for a prosthetic limb on April 29 using the school's new 3D printing technology.

Calling all creatives: ArtWorks Big Pitch applications are due May 11

ArtWorks is now accepting applications for its second annual Big Pitch competition, a 10-week mentorship program for creative and artisanal businesses that will award $20,000 in grants to two winners.

UpTech Class of 2015: Dr. Scribbles brings entertainment to the exam table

Covington startup uses scannable exam table paper and mobile app to ease the boredom of waiting at the doctor's office. 

People's Liberty announces first 8 Project Grants, final grant program to launch

People's Liberty has announced its first round of Project Grants, awarding $10,000 to eight local individuals with innovative ideas to positively impact their communities and disrupt the status quo.

Jewish Federation event asks nonprofit entrepreneurs to explain what "sparked" their life changes

"The Spark Behind the Change" combines entrepreneurship and storytelling in a unique event April 29 at Japp's OTR, focusing on social innovation and exploring the inspiration that resulted in new organizations and programs.

1,500 local students learn architecture, construction basics through Design LAB program

For four months 1,500 students in 78 Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky schools have studied the basics of architecture and construction while designing a model dwelling through the 2015 Design LAB (Learn and Build) program, and their work is on display at the Main Public Library downtown through May 2.

UpTech Class of 2015: Hello Parent embraces its new name

One of UpTech's recent startup graduates, Hello Parent, is living proof that a lot can happen during the six-month accelerator class, changing their name halfway through the program and learning to navigate the tech world.

Ocean's first startup class sets sail at April 29 Demo Day

Ocean, the nation's first faith-based business accelerator, presents Demo Day April 29 at Crossroads Church in Oakley to showcase its inaugural class of 10 startup companies. Ocean Executive Director Genine Fallon says the event is about community and is open to the public.

Last call for Brandery applications; accelerator offers more than ever to new class

April 16 is the final deadline to apply for the next class of The Brandery's renowned accelerator program, which now will also help out with a place to live in OTR.

Electric car charging gets jolt from city government efforts

Electric car charging station access just got a little bit easier in Cincinnati with the opening of five DC Fast Charger stations around the city, which join several existing stations in downtown parking garages.

Noble Denim looks to Kickstarter campaign to help launch second clothing line

Over-the-Rhine-based Noble Denim plans to launch a new clothing line, Victor Athletics, if a Kickstarter campaign succeeds by its April 15 deadline. The second line will feature vintage-style athletic wear made from organic materials and manufactured in Tennessee.

STEM Bicycle Club rolls hands-on learning into eight schools

Students at eight area schools will learn hands-on STEM skills while reverse-engineering a bike during a 10-week bicycle building workshop this spring, an expansion of the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative's demonstration program at Woodward Career Technical High School.

Xavier students focus April 15 TEDx talk on "hope"

TEDxXavierUniversity hosts its fourth annual speaker series April 15 with the theme of "Hope: A Driving Force for the Future." XU students chose the theme in response to the noticeably cynical attitude toward their generation that seems to proliferate in the media.
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