WFU hosts Lani Lazzari, Shark Tank winner, as the featured speaker of the 2nd Annual Do Something Challenge!
Lani Lazzari is the founder and CEO of the all-natural skincare company, Simple Sugars. Lani was an inspiration to students, faculty, and staff alike, as she told her entrepreneurial story on November 19. Lani is pictured centered here with the Do Something Challenge executive team.
Winners of the 2nd Annual Do Something Challenge announced!
Congratulations to this year's winners: Lindsey Carpenter, Rushil Mehta, and Matt Williams! Photo to follow soon!
Meet Lani Lazzari, featured speaker of this year's Do Something Challenge!
Lani Lazzari is the founder and CEO of the all-natural skincare company Simple Sugars. Lani founded Simple Sugars in December of 2005, when she was just 11 years old. In 2013, Lani appeared on ABC’s hit TV show, “Shark Tank” where she secured an investment for Simple Sugars with billionaire Mark Cuban. To read more about Lani, click here.
Kelly Guin, Executive Director of the Do Something Challenge
Kelly Guin was one of the winners of last year’s inaugural Do Something Challenge. This year, Guin is the Executive Director of the 2nd Annual Do Something Challenge, which culminated with a main event on November 19, 2015 in the Porter Byrum Welcome Center. “I love the possibility of turning the Do Something Challenge into a new tradition here at Wake,” explained Guin. Click here to learn more.
Greg Pool, Entrepreneur-in-ResidenceEach year, the Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship sponsors an Entrepreneur-in-Residence who is responsible for advising and coaching student entrepreneurs in their endeavors. We are proud to welcome this year’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Greg Pool, to the ICE Program!
Mark your calendar - Greg will host another App Workshop February 24, 2016. Click here to read more about his October workshop.
Welcome Dan Cohen, Professor of Practice in Business and Entrepreneurship
The Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship is delighted to welcome Dan Cohen, the newest member of the ICE team, to Wake Forest! Professor Cohen will be collaborating with Bill Conner, the Lelia and David Farr Professor of ICE, and Polly Black, the John C. Whitaker, Jr. Executive Director of the Center for ICE, to develop curriculum for all levels of student entrepreneurs.
Lani Lazzari, CEO of Simple Sugars and 2012 Shark Tank Winner, Encourages Students to “Live the Life they Love”
November 30, 2015
By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship “You should never have to choose between a life you love and a job you love.” –Lani Lazzari Lani Lazzari, the CEO of Simple Sugars and 2012 Shark Tank winner, was the keynote speaker at the Do Something Challenge main event, held on November… Read more »
November 30, 2015
By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship As part of Wake Forest’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, The Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship hosted the 2nd Annual Do Something Challenge, an event designed to allow young social entrepreneurs to pitch ideas for how they want to make a difference in… Read more »
Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford Shares Leadership Insight and Perspectives with the Wake Forest Community
November 24, 2015
By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship On October 20, 2015, Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford visited Wake Forest as part of The Leadership Project. The Leadership Project is an initiative designed to celebrate the many ways leadership development is taught and inspired at Wake Forest and to engage members… Read more »
November 19, 2015
On October 8, 2015, the Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship and the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism co-sponsored a panel entitled “Millennials and the Culture of Entrepreneurship.” The panel was moderated by Wake Forest Economics Department Chair Dan Hammond. Panelists included: Saras Sarasvathy – Professor of Business Administration at the Darden School… Read more »
November 11, 2015
By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship It all started with a class assignment, $40, and a great idea. During the fall of 2007, three Wake Forest sophomores co-founded Wake Wash, a laundry service developed by students, for students. Two of the Wake Wash founders (and ICE alums) stopped by during Homecoming… Read more »