Celebrated as a global nexus of diverse cultures and entrepreneurial dynamism, Miami emanates an aura of boundless optimism. Its spirit ignites innovative problem-solving, fueled by an unprecedented influx of technology-driven enterprises. The University of Miami, within this vibrant milieu, ardently pursues excellence across all domains, aspiring to be an even brighter beacon for Miami's future. This involves reimagining faculty and student engagement with a focused mission to confront society's most formidable challenges.
Enter the USTAAR (University Student Accelerator) Program, a collaborative initiative that brings together student and faculty teams spanning various university units, including the College of Engineering, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami Herbert Business School, University of Miami School of Law, and more. USTAAR aims to nurture ideas from their inception through prototyping to practical application. Guided by faculty and mentors, the program harnesses the power of innovative concepts, fostering the development of students' early-stage solutions and potentially ushering groundbreaking products into the market, ultimately benefiting society.
The program's distinguishing features encompass avant-garde thinking, leadership, unwavering determination, prudent risk-taking, and the creation of a supportive alumni network. The USTAAR Program provides the crucial backing needed for talented students to materialize their ideas, fostering the growth of new enterprises. Moreover, creating the USTAAR Program brings an exciting offer: the generous donor pledges a 2:1 match for donations on Giving Day, up to an impressive $1 million, effectively doubling the impact of every dollar contributed to support this initiative.