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The PhilaU Entrepreneurs: Morgan Gaumann and Colin Hansel Create Unique Surfboards

As undergraduates, industrial design students Morgan Gaumann and Colin Hansel turned their love of surfing into a capstone project—and then, with help from PhilaU’s Blackstone LaunchPad, into a full-fledged business. Now, more than a year out of PhilaU, the two continue to run …

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The PhilaU Entrepreneurs: Galen Kane Designs a Better Water-Filtering Bottle

During a family kayaking trip, industrial design student Galen Kane got the inspiration for an entrepreneurial opportunity: the need for a better product to refill their water supply. “My uncle had a ceramic filter, and we quickly realized how inconvenient …

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Student-Designed Red Dresses Now on Display at Macy’s Center City

The three winning PhilaU student designs from the American Heart Association’s spring fashion show are now on display in a Macy’s Center City window until the end of July. The stunning red gowns, created by fashion design students Maria D’Agostino, …

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In Memoriam: Philadelphia University Remembers Bob Kunik ’53

Philadelphia University sends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of alumnus Bob Kunik ’53, who passed away June 26, 2015. Bob, winner of the 2013 Leadership in Philanthropy Award, was a generous supporter of Philadelphia University and played …

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Library Director Karen Albert Wins Carla J. Funk Governmental Relations Award

Karen Albert, Paul J. Gutman Library director, was honored with the Carla J. Funk Governmental Relations Award for her outstanding contributions to the field of health sciences librarianship. The award, established in 2008, recognizes a medical librarian who has demonstrated …

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The PhilaU Entrepreneurs: Jonny Nguyen and Christopher Dang Plan to Serve On-The-Go Pho

After they graduate from PhilaU, budding entrepreneurs Jonny Nguyen and Christopher Dang plan to open a Vietnamese noodle soup restaurant, Pho me, Pho you, Pho us, in nearby Manayunk. Their business premise: offer an on-the-go version of the popular pho …

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The PhilaU Entrepreneurs: Morgan Berman Designs My MilkCrate App for Sustainable Living

Let’s say you wanted to live more sustainably, but could use some help finding local businesses and services that supported your values. That’s exactly what Morgan Berman ’14 was thinking when she came up with My MilkCrate, a mobile app designed …

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The PhilaU Entrepreneurs: Matt Cook Brings Form and Function to Urban Backpacks

Matt Cook’s collection of streetwear-inspired backpacks and other soft goods were a hit at the 2015 PhilaU Showcase senior design show. His Raaf collection—taken from the name of a Dutch street artist—was selected as one of five winning projects to …

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PhilaU Students Present Plans to Expand Mizrahi Brand to Home Products

Acclaimed New York designer Isaac Mizrahi sells dresses, outerwear, shoes, handbags, watches, sunglasses, beauty products, tech accessories and even Band-Aids as part of his brand empire. What he doesn’t yet sell are home design products, which is why he asked …

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The PhilaU Entrepreneurs: Fostering a Startup Culture on Campus

Philadelphia University’s deep-rooted culture of innovation and focus on transdisciplinary collaboration helps foster student entrepreneurship that can lead to startups and new business ventures after graduation—or even before. Through industry-sponsored projects, students develop real-world solutions for top firms that have …

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