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Video: Cool product expo 2017

The Cool Product Expo is an annual exposition of innovative products, hosted by the Stanford Graduate School of Business. This year, more than two dozen entrepreneurs came from Silicon Valley and beyond to demonstrate groundbreaking hardware, software, consumer tech, wearables and more!

Kick-starting to success: Online platform funds creative projects

When Thomas Pauly ’12 and Rebecca Hecht ’12 needed funding for their senior project, a theatrical production titled “The Ones Left Behind,” they took an unconventional approach to raising the funds. After receiving a generous but insufficient Angel Grant — a $3,000 grant provided by Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) to assist students in producing public creative works — the pair created a project on Kickstarter, a popular “crowd-funding” platform that allows individuals to seek funding for creative projects.

WINGStand’s buzz

The WINGStand is an injection-molded clip made from recycled plastic, which allows one to attach most portable devices to an Apple wireless keyboard. It garnered recognition from WIRED and a host of other technology review websites and received $58,869 in seed money from 1,485 backers — far exceeding the original target of $9,600.