– 146 students from 14 universities, 9 states and 2 countries converged on UO in October for QuackCon, the first collegiate Sports/Tech hackathon in the United States. Celebrity judges awarded first place to “Shadow Trainer,” a pacing tool worn on a runner’s chest that projects an avatar to show pace information.
– Seven UO students (4 business and 3 computer science) worked with the current RAIN cohort or alums this summer as interns. Two additional graduate students are working intensely with recent RAIN companies to provide assistance with market and industry assessment.
– Leila Mozaffarian (UO Class of 2016) graduated from the Oregon Incubator Program and launched DuckFeet (university-branded rain covers for shoes) in the UO Duck Store this Fall.
– A group of UO Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship (LCE) students launched their Google Chrome extension Sypht in November. The app identifies privacy concerns in company terms of service agreements, aiming to make it clear just what you’re agreeing to when you sign up for an online service.
– Animosa — maker of gear for adventurous women, the brainchild of recent UO grads, and a member of the most recent RAIN accelerator cohort — just launched their Kickstarter campaign.
– UO LCE startup ROAM Fitness, which envisions a network of gyms behind security at airports, has opened their first airport gym location in Baltimore Washington International (BWI) airport – just in time for the holidays!