CWRU at ces 2019
So why do we lead our young innovators to Las Vegas every January, set up exhibits in the basement of a crowded convention hall, and display our ideas at the world’s largest consumer electronics show?
Bob Sopko knows.
As director of CWRU LaunchNet, he’s the pied piper of startup founders at Case Western Reserve. Recently, he led a dozen teams of students, staff and recent alumni to CES 2019, then brought them home emboldened. It was his sixth straight trip to CES, where Case stages the largest university presence.
In this special edition of think[box] Radio, we talk with Bob about the CES experience, why we do it, and what we learned this go ‘round. He tells us we’re seizing more than the opportunity to show off inventions. The mileau offers students a chance to make connections, woo investors, and learn the very public side of entrepreneurship.
Robert Steward understands. He’s a junior biomedical engineering major who designed an exoskeleton to help people with physical disabilities. Who should stop by his booth, and ask about Enabled Robotics, but a robotics exec from Google. Now he’s mulling an internship.
Join us as we reprise the Case experience at CES 2019.
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