Think you have the next big INNOVATION?
Apply to represent Wake Forest University in the inaugural ACC Innovation Competition held at Georgia Tech, April 5-6, 2016! Click here for details.
Speakers announced for TEDx 2016!
The fifth annual TEDxWakeForestU will be held on February 20, 2016 in Wait Chapel. Click here to register and learn more about this year's speakers!
Austin Evers, Executive Director of TEDxWakeForestU 2016Austin Evers is a senior BEM major and Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise minor from Atlanta, Georgia. Evers explains, "Through TEDx, I have learned what it means to engage students, faculty, staff, and community members in meaningful dialogue and to encourage them to think beyond the walls of our campus and city limits.”
Student entrepreneurs find a niche
Meet Tommy Worcester and Tim Collis, finance majors and the creators of Loopey Laces. The Loopey Laces signature launch line is the Sorority Collection, featuring custom sorority letter shoelaces. Read more about their success here, and look for their products for sale on campus in January!
February 5, 2016
By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Thanks to the help of Dr. Angéla Kóczé and the students in her Women and Entrepreneurship: Innovation, Sustainability, and Social Responsibility class, El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services was recently awarded a grant for $24,500 from The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem. During the 2015… Read more »
February 3, 2016
By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship In 2012, Wake Forest senior Lucy Lan organized the first TEDxWakeForestU conference in an effort to promote technology entrepreneurship here at Wake Forest. In the last five years, the annual conference has brought dozens of renowned speakers to campus to share their knowledge and… Read more »
January 29, 2016
By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship “I believe that everyone is an entrepreneur – it’s just not often made conscious or encouraged in the classroom. My goal is to release the inner entrepreneur within each of my students through this class.” –Dr. Ulrike Wiethaus, Professor, Department for the Study of… Read more »
December 3, 2015
By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship “At Wake Forest, we champion the liberal arts background as the foundation to being a catalyst for change.” –Evelyn Williams, Associate Vice President of Leadership Development Each year, highly competitive freshmen students are invited to apply to Wake Forest’s Innovation Leadership through Communication or… Read more »
December 2, 2015
By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Sometimes, the best entrepreneurial ventures are those that are right in front of you. Earlier this year, Tommy Worcester (’17) and Tim Collis (’17), junior Finance majors and aspiring entrepreneurs, set out to develop an entrepreneurial idea that would get their feet wet. After… Read more »