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PSU graduates first class of social innovation certificate participants

Portland State University’s Impact Entrepreneurs program this month graduated the first cohort of participants from The Business of Social Innovation program, a joint academic and professional certificate, in Portland, Oregon. 

Portland Tribune: Contest inspires PSU inventors

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There are three stages of taking a shower — rinse, lather, relax — the Portland Shower team has discovered.

“We did a seven-day shower diary challenge with quite a few people,” says Sarah Shannon, 28, a member of the team who earned an MBA from Portland State University in June.

Portland Tribune: Student designer of alternative car battery wins big clean tech prize

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The Portland Shower didn't make a clean sweep after all.

The project by a trio of Portland State University students didn't place in the PSU Cleantech Challenge, held Monday evening at the Oregon Convention Center.

Portland Business Journal: Meet the PSU teams that want to change the world

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PSU awards cash prizes to winners of Cleantech Challenge sponsored by Wells Fargo

And the winner is …

Last night Portland State University (PSU) announced the winners of its second annual PSU Cleantech Challenge. Wells Fargo donated $100,000 to PSU to support the competition among teams of students and professors who came up with new products to improve the environment.

Start your year of entrepreneurship at PSU with Kickstart Weekend, October 3-4

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Are you a PSU entrepreneur (or aspiring entrepreneur)? You are invited to launch your year of entrepreneurship at PSU with Kickstart Weekend, a fun, intensive two-day workshop. Meet your peers, join a team, start a company and pitch for a prize!

Kickstart Weekend not only kicks off Entrepreneurship at PSU, but also Launch-in-9, a brand new program that will take student capstone teams from business idea to start-up company.

New Building Materials May Reduce Waste at Portland Grocers

Clean Tech Challenge semifinalists see new building materials in waxed cardboard diverted from landfills.
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Reinventing the Batteries that Power Automobiles

Clean Tech Challenge semifinalists Andrew and Jonathan Thorsvik have developed a battery technology that could replace inefficient and toxic lead-acid batteries in automobiles.
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A New Device allows Bicyclists to Monitor Exposure to Air Pollutants

Clean Tech Challenge finalist Alex Bigazzi has developed a portable, low-cost sensor suite and data management application to help bicyclists map air pollutants while measuring pollutant intake during rides.
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