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NBC Nightly News recently came to Harrisburg University of Science and Technology to film an extraordinary story about one of the companies within HU’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE).

Arcana Recovery, led by Sharina Johnson, a combat veteran, is an AI-driven drug and alcohol recovery support app that helps individuals achieve long-term sobriety after her battle with substance abuse. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than one in 10 veterans who seek care at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs meet the criteria for being diagnosed with substance abuse disorder. 

Sharina has been working with Jay Jayamohan, who leads the CIE, on her entrepreneurial journey.  Watch the NBC story here:

The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) works to empower innovators to build successful ventures, including Harrisburg University students and faculty, as well as entrepreneurs in the community. In addition, CIE offers opportunities for partners to invest in important scientific discoveries, technological innovations, and academic research.

Jayamohan is the Executive Director of the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. He leads the effort that strategically positions HU to have a greater impact – economic & social – by having innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs coming together with students and faculty to collaborate on ideas and solve problems. He is a serial entrepreneur, having co-founded RollStream (acquired by GXS now OpenText), JobNavs and Synteras (acquired by Akima Corp), raised tens of millions in venture capital and won numerous accolades including ‘top supply and demand chain vendor and Washington Technology Fast 50 firm. He also teaches Innovation & Strategy at George Mason University School of Business.

Learn more about CIE and Jay Jayamohan:


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