Farley Family Charitable Foundation/Farley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
The Farley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation was endowed in 2008 by Jim & Nancy Farley to evolve engineering education beyond the application of the sciences and into the creation of businesses that capitalize on innovations.
The Farley Center brings students together across undergraduate and graduate courses to create a "whole brain engineer” capable of taking products to market. FCEI students have won the Rice Business plan competition in 2013 and 2014. The film features Mert & Yuri, who are featured in 2015 Forbes “30 under 30 in Social Entrepreneurship."
This film was created to celebrate that gift and to remember a lifelong, successful entrepreneur’s vision for the next generation. http://fcei.northwestern.edu/index.html
UNLO & Mike Zitt, Inc. partnered with The Brandery in Cincinnati, Ohio to develop a young company as part of their seed-stage startup accelerator program. Strap is a software and analytics platform for wearables. We developed go-to market strategies, the tagline “Go everywhere” and presentations.
Strap has received $1.25 million in seed funding, to date, in 2015 and is aggressively pursuing development and next round funding of both their Analytics and their Java script platform. https://www.straphq.com