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17
Nov

How the Covid pandemic inspired this year’s Lee Prize winners

VIA TRAVEL WEEKLY Innovation, both incremental and revolutionary, is essential for the industries hardest hit by the pandemic, and efforts such as the $1 million Lee Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship encourage dreamers to focus on what's needed most urgently and accelerate their paths to market.
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17
Nov

Lee Prize rewards innovative solutions to pandemic problems

VIA TRAVEL WEEKLY Necessity may be the mother of invention, but few things help scale an invention faster than a sizable cash prize. With Nevada's tourism sector in free fall this past spring, the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and the Ted and Doris Lee Family Foundation looked to...
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13
Nov

Innovators aim to make Las Vegas feel safe again

VIA KTNV The results are in. UNLV announces the winners of its global contest to help bring business back to Las Vegas after taking a hard hit from the pandemic. 13 Action News anchor Tricia Kean has the top innovators, including a look at a local entry...
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04
Nov

As Business Travel Collapses, Hotels Make Room for New Ideas

VIA WSJ Financial adviser Ana RaviƱa used to travel overseas almost every week of the year, hopping from one hotel to the next. As part of her job in international development, she regularly flew to Latin America and Africa. She also traveled widely around Europe to meet with donors, investors and clients. For many traveling...
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04
Nov

AI Contact Tracer Awarded at UNLV, Benefits for Meetings Immense

VIA SMART MEETINGS If someone reports sick after a gathering, a new AI-based system can trace contacts across four days and thousands of people in just four seconds. AI This week, UNLV Lee Business School awarded Volan Technology the coveted Lee Prize Nevada Innovation Award for its advanced solution for enterprise-scale, precise and private contact...
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29
Oct

5 startups get $900K to help travel and tourism recovery

VIA LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL Five teams of entrepreneurs have been awarded $900,000 combined to help the hospitality, entertainment and travel industries recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The five finalists of the Lee School Prize..
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27
Oct

Lee Prize Announces Winners of International Innovation Competition

PRESS RELEASE Today during a virtual Demo Day, the Lee Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship announced the winners of its prize competition aimed at addressing the urgent problems facing the hospitality, entertainment and travel industries resulting from COVID-19...
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14
Sep

Lee Prize finalists to showcase innovations at Demo Day event on Oct. 27

PRESS RELEASE Lee Prize winners debut their ideas to help the hospitality, entertainment, and travel industries recover from COVID-19 pandemic to investors, manufacturers and customers.
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02
Sep

Leith Martin: September 2, 2020

VIA NEWSRADIOWRVA Executive Director at the Troesch Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UNLV Leith Martin explains that the University is set to hold its competition for the Lee School Prize for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, which hopes to speed up development of innovations necessary to address problems the Hospitality, Entertainment, and Travel industries are facing...
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01
Sep

Adjusting And Thriving In The New Normal

VIA FORBES Andre Carrier is the COO of Eureka Casinos, Nevada's first 100% employee owned casino. He is also a Prize Steering Committee Member for the Lee School Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a partnership between The UNLV Lee Business School and the Ted and Doris Lee Family Foundation aiming to speed entrepreneurs in the...
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