Past Event Highlights
The 7th annual Brandeis Innovation Showcase took place in the Shapiro Science Center on November 18, 2021. Teams from our Spark, Sprout, and I-Corps programs showed off their newest inventions, shared their progress, and networked with each other. The gathering provided an opportunity for cross-departmental collaboration, helping innovators all over campus learn about each other.
In a technology driven world, the opportunity to transform your ideas into reality lies at the tip of your fingers. Attendees at the 2021 Summer Speaker Series learned how to go from idea to business. From creating a network of brilliant mentors to constructing a landing page and branding your product, this series of 8 weekly workshops on Wednesdays helped entrepreneurs create an adaptable mindset and understand the tools needed to increase their chances of success. The series featured dynamic speakers, including Christopher Lee, PhD, David Chang, and Doug Fox.
The annual SparkTank competition held on February 7th, 2021 was a celebration of some of the best startups developed by Brandeis students from across the globe and across disciplines. This year saw a heavy concentration of startups in the fields of healthtech and sustainable consumer goods, showcasing Brandeis’ strengths in the healthcare business sector, as well as Brandesian’s commitment to sustainability.
Among the teams pitching were travel apps, edtech tools, and more. MobileMemory, an AI platform designed to diagnose early Alzheimer’s disease was in the line-up, along with Pheora Rucci, an eco-friendly skincare line for women of color.