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XU MBA's to partner with students from five other local universities to consult for 2 regional start-ups




 University Startup Slam!

Who: Hosted by Cintrifuse, the University Startup Slam brings in hand-picked University students from throughout the region. Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP & Cintrifuse have taken the lead on this project, helping coordinate among local universities.

Sponsors: Cintrifuse & Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Participants: Miami University, University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati State, Northern Kentucky University

What: Two handpicked area start-ups will have an opportunity to engage one-on-one with teams of students from area Universities.

At the beginning of the day, two local startups will present a key issue (or small subset of issues) that is challenging their company. The student groups will have 12 hours to develop a solution.

2 company. 2 big problem. 6 student groups. 6 solutions.

Throughout the day, advisors from various active service providers, mentors, local entrepreneurs, and university professors will drop in for advice, meals, coffee, mentorship, and coaching.

When: Saturday, October 26, 2013 starting @ 9:00am

Where: 299 E. Sixth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Why: This opportunity will provide students with real world problems that must be solved, at the same time allowing for two handpicked local startups to engage with potential employees while receiving direct evaluations and fresh solutions. The idea is simple. Create teams that consist of talented, yet diverse students from area universities. Challenge them to solve real problems. And observe as worlds collide. This is talent development, this is University engagement, and this is startup advocacy all wrapped up in one extra long day of mash-ups!

What do you need to do if you are interested in participating in the University Slam 2.0?  Send your resume to and we will schedule an interview with you.