2015 2 Column Inner


Progressive Cooling Solutions, led by Engineering student Ahmed Shuja, is awarded First Place in the Ninth Annual UC MBA New Venture Competition.

The Ecenter and Cincom Systems, Inc. partner to host the second annual UC Spirit of Enterprise MBA Business Plan Competition in February.  The First Place $10,000 Cincom Spirit of Enterprise award goes to Sano Gene Therapeutics from the University of Illinois – Chicago; First Runner-Up (Spirit of Excellent award $3,500) to Neurolife from Carnegie Mellon University; and Second Runner-up (Queen City Angels First Fund award $2,000) to Progressive Cooling Solutions from the University of Cincinnati.

The Winton Place Community Council SBI team takes First Place in the 2006 Cecil Boatright Business Plan Competition, while the Corryville Suzuki Project team receives First Runner-up in the graduate division.  The LeanCor LLC team took top honors in the undergraduate division.

The 3rd cohort of Cincinnati Creates Companies (CCCIII) begins with 12 new technology driven ventures.

Progressive Cooling Solutions goes on to take 1st Runner-up honors in the Stuart Clark New Venture Competition and takes Best New Technology award in the 2006 MOOT Corp Competition.

The Third Annual California Scents Scholarship was awarded to Hailey J. Werthasier.

The Ecenter hosts the Eighth Annual UC Entrepreneurship Recognition Banquet in May.  Award recipients included:  Dr. Dane A. Miller, UC Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship; Mr. Neil Van Uum, Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence; Dr. Estel D. Sprague and Mr. Robert T. Voorhees, Emerging Faculty Entrepreneur Achievement Award; and Dr. Steven T. Boyce, Established Faculty Entrepreneur Achievement Award.  Progressive Cooling Solutions receives $5,000 Bearcat Bridge Fund award.

In August, the E-Center in concert with the Global Center of Cincinnati, International Visitors Council and World Affairs Council, hosts another Community Connections delegation welcoming a group from Maikop, Republic of Adigea, Russia.