Homecoming 2015

This year, CICE hosted the "Prize Wheel of Fortune" in Reynolda Hall. Current students and alumni spun the wheel, and everyone went home with a prize! We also welcomed alumni back to Wake Forest with an afternoon reception.

Chat with Founder of Tilt

Alum James Beshara was awarded the ICE Excellence in Entrepreneurship award for 2015 and shared his experiences and insight on entrepreneurship as the Founder of Tilt - one of the most successful funding platforms today. 

A Hot Dog With A Twist

Congratulations Swizzler for ranking in the top 101 BEST Food Trucks by Daily Meal!  Recent entrepreneur grads, Jesse Konig, Ben Johnson and Jack Zimmerman, will be making their return to WFU at the end of September to share their innovative Swizzler hot dogs all on four wheels.

Congratulations Prof. Black!

Polly Black, AVP and Executive Director of the Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship and part time Professor of Practice, was awarded the 2014-2015 Undergraduate Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award by the WFU School of Business.
Congratulations Professor Black!

DashPop!  Year-long class project comes to life with music festival.

DashPop – whose name is derived from the famous dash that united Winston with Salem – is the creation of a new yearlong entrepreneurship class at WFU that challenged students to put on an actual music festival. The festival featured a variety of artists of various genres.  The acts performed at outdoor stages and inside downtown clubs.

Recent Posts

  • Winston-Salem Discovery Forum Sparks Innovation in the Triad

    October 5, 2015

    By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, Wake Forest University’s Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship and North Carolina State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues co-hosted the Winston-Salem Discovery Forum, an event designed to allow young social entrepreneurs to pitch ideas or present existing ventures that… Read more »


  • Meet Greg Pool, 2015-2016 Entrepreneur-in-Residence

    September 29, 2015

    By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship As any new entrepreneur will tell you, when you’re trying to turn an idea into a business model or working to develop a business plan for your start-up, it’s vital to learn from those who have been in your shoes. The Center for Innovation,… Read more »


  • Summer Entrepreneurial Fellows Put Classroom Skills into Action

    September 10, 2015

    What is the goal of a summer internship? For most students, gaining hands-on experience is at the top of the list. Summer internships provide students with opportunities to try out different careers and put what they’ve learned in the classroom into practice in the real world. For twenty Wake Forest undergraduates, this year’s Summer Entrepreneurial… Read more »


  • James Beshara, Co-Founder of TILT, wins Entrepreneurship Award

    July 14, 2015

    In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Program for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, James Beshara (’08), Co-Founder and CEO of Tilt as well as one of Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 for 2015, was the keynote speaker at the annual Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Excellence Celebration on Thursday, April 16th. President Hatch presented Beshara with… Read more »


  • Students and Faculty Honored at Annual ICE Awards Celebration

    July 13, 2015

    By Kim McGrath Office of Communications and External Relations   On April 16, Wake Forest’s Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship honored the University’s outstanding entrepreneurs. President Nathan Hatch presented 2008 graduate James Beshara, CEO and co-founder of Tilt, with the 2015 Excellence in Entrepreneurship award. The social fundraising platform launches more campaigns each day than… Read more »


Don’t forget to stop by the Upper Quad from 11am to 6pm today to cheer on your friends at Hit the Bricks and try some delicious food! Swizzler and Slender Seven are on campus for the last time during their visit! Don’t miss your chance to try an amazing gourmet hot dog or delicious cookie dough! ...

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We love having Swizzler and Slender Seven back on campus! Did you know that both start-ups work out of Union Kitchen, a food incubator in Washington, DC? Stop by at Hit the Bricks tomorrow to meet these alums and try the food that everyone is talking about! ...

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Stop by Reynolda Hall to spin the wheel! Prizes include Slender Seven cookie dough and stylus pens! ...

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Swizzler and Slender Seven are back in action! Swizzler alums Jesse Konig ('14), Jack Zimmermann ('14), and Ben Johnson ('14) and Slender Seven alum Nikki Azzara(‘14) will be on campus tomorrow afternoon! Stop by Hearn Plaza Friday from 3-6pm to catch up with these entrepreneurial alums and try some delicious food! ...

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We will be hosting Spin the Wheel tomorrow from 10am-12pm outside of Reynolda on Hearn Plaza! Stop by to win a fun prize! All are welcome! Don't forget to drop by our Alumni Reception from 4:30-5:30pm in Reynolda 230 as well. See you there! ...

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