Northwestern University startup a finalist in cancer treatments competition – 03/04/14
Orpheden Therapeutics, a NW backed student startup, is among 10 finalists in the Breast Cancer Startup Challenge, a competition aimed at mining previously unused medical patents. The team is comprised of six students from Northwestern School of Law, Feinberg School of Medicine and Kellogg. The CEO of the startup is John Kuelper, who is both a student in the law school and at Kellogg.
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NU's 'Purple Pricing' profs take concept to market – 03/03/14
Article covers Professors Sandeep Baliga and Jeffrey Ely’s method of Purple–Pricing for tickets, which is a modified Dutch auction pricing system. Professors Ely and Baliga are in talks with other schools about using their “Ticker” product to sell seats. The article mentions Fast Company’s article that named the NU athletic department to its list of the 10 most innovative companies in sports in 2014.
Women in power leads to economic growth, research shows – 02/27/14
Article covers how diverse countries prove to grow a woman’s leadership. Professor Nicholas Pearce discusses in article that, “The idea is that any leader in such a situation should perhaps be more intentional about leading inclusively and collaboratively. It just so happens that these characteristics tend to be embodied in or associated with female leadership styles.”