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Nancy Grden

Nancy L. Grden, associate vice president, ODU Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship | Women in Business

Learn more about Nancy in this Inside Business feature from The Virginian Pilot.



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Stephanie Inderlied - Road Soup

Stephanie Inderlied's path to entrepreneurship is probably similar to many others in that she had to have doors close on her in order for others to open. The process for her has been a constant test of hard work and determination.



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Blade Taylor - 3DXtremes

Blade Taylor's 3DXtremes, an end-to-end product development firm that offers in-house services such as Product Design, 3D Rendering, Physical Prototyping, and Launch + Manufacturing Strategy, started in the Student Shared Working Space at the ODU Strome Entrepreneurial Center.



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SVT Robotics nabs $25M to simplify industrial robotics deployment

SVT Robotics, a provider of software that orchestrates robots in warehouses and factories, has raised $25 million in series A funding led by Tiger Global with participation from Prologis Ventures, the company announced this morning.



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HRMC, ODU Announce Maritime Innovation Initiatives

ODU Maritime Initiative will coordinate and grow the University's maritime-focused programs, while working regionally to address four pathways for innovation identified in new report.



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Armenian Startups Advance as Entrepreneurship World Cup Global 100 Finalists

Two Armenia-based startups will compete in the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) Global Finals, organizers announced on October 4, 2021. Denovo Sciences and Zoomerang are among the 100 startups known collectively as the Entrepreneurship World Cup 100 (EWC 100) that have advanced to the next stage of the competition. Denovo Sciences is a deep technology company that creates novel therapeutics using state-of-the-art AI technologies, and Zoomerang is an application for creating/editing state-of-the-art short-form videos.



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SVT Robotics Recognized in 2021 Gartner® Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies

SVT Robotics, a disrupter in the industrial robotics space whose software accelerates and simplifies the integration and deployment of robotics, announced today that they were recognized as a Sample Vendor in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2021. SVT was named in the new category of "Multirobot Orchestration."



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TechArk named to Inc. 5000 list in a year that disrupted the entire business world

Inc. magazine has announced that TechArk Solutions, a Virginia-based digital solutions company specializing in website development, digital marketing, and custom software and app development, has been included in its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the country.



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Alkalicious offers healthy plant-based options

In the desert heat of Bahrain, Lisa and Justin Bey, serving in the Navy, sipped on a green juice they had just prepared. Already aware of the benefits of juicing, an idea came to them: to open a juice bar when they returned stateside.



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Ario Wins Frontline Innovator Award 2021

Ario Technologies Inc., a software-as-a-service company that delivers augmented reality (AR) technology to the industrial workforce, is the first winner of Beekeeper's Frontline Innovator Award.



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ODU Student’s Business is Unparalleled

Anthony Whitaker, 22, was first introduced to entrepreneurship at a young age by his grandfather, an auto body shop owner, and his mother, Nadine Whitaker, who owned a hair care business.



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Norfolk Innovation Corridor: A Thriving Technology Zone Supporting Resilience Products, Services and Technologies

The NIC serves to attract and retain technology companies while serving as a magnet for a talented and diverse workforce.




IIE Program Success Stories


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Koby

Strome Entrepreneurial Center

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Veterans Business Outreach Center

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Women's Business Center

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