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Thor ORE Wins 2018 Joust New Venture Competition

Thor ORE Wins 2018 Joust New Venture Competition

For Dylan Weitzman and Brandon Carpenter’s company, Thor ORE, the third time was the charm. After three years of applying for the UCF Joust New Venture Competition and failing to reach the final round, Thor ORE beat out the competition Wednesday to take home first place, a $12,000 check and more than $50,000 in business […]

UCF Student’s Innovative Beach Gear Wins $3,000 in State Startup Competition

With an idea to create a new watersport based around skimboarding and a distribution deal lined up with Ron Jon Surf Shop, senior Matthew White took second place and $3,000 at the third annual Governor’s Cup Pitch Competition at Florida State University on Friday. The new-business-venture competition featured top-performing collegiate startups from nine universities across […]

Florida & Metro Forecast: Tax Reform to Bolster Growth, Encourage In-Migration

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been called the most radical, comprehensive reform of the nation’s tax code in decades and it will also be a major boon for Florida’s economy, according to University of Central Florida economist Sean Snaith. While consumers and companies across the United States are likely to reap the benefits […]

4 Student Businesses to Vie for $75,000 in Joust Finals April 11

Four student teams will battle for $75,000 in cash and essential business services Wednesday, April 11, in the finals of the Joust New Venture Competition. The 3 p.m. event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Morgridge International Reading Center on the UCF Main Campus. The four teams remaining […]

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A Graduation Story

More than 4,500 UCF students graduated during December 15-16 commencement ceremonies. The anticipated graduates include 3,712 who filed intents to receive bachelor’s degrees, 810 for master’s degrees, four for education specialist degrees and 65 for doctoral degrees. With this week’s graduations, UCF will have awarded more than 225,000 degrees since classes began in 1968.