Congratulations to the 2016 ICE Award Winners!
On Thursday, April 21, the ICE program held its annual Awards Celebration. Dr. Bill Conner was recognized for his outstanding support of entrepreneurship, and alumni Ricky Van Veen was presented the Excellence in Entrepreneurship award. Six students were recognized for their outstanding achievements in entrepreneurship: Lauren Miller, Olivia Wolff, William Wang, Arthur Willson, Kurt Walker, and Keshav Daga. Click here to read more about each award winner!
Ricky Van Veen, 2016 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award Winner!
Ricky Van Veen, co-founder of CollegeHumor and Vimeo - and '03 graduate of WFU - was presented the 2016 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award by Provost Kersh during the ICE Awards Celebration. Ricky and Provost Kersh had a "fireside chat" where Ricky was able to share his accomplishments, advice, and of course, plenty of laughs!
Click here to read more about Ricky and the ICE Awards!
ACC InVenture Prize Competition
Arthur Willson and Hannah Shows represented Wake Forest University in the inaugural ACC InVenture Prize Competition held at Georgia Tech, April 5-6, 2016. Arthur and Hannah pitched their innovative, easy-open wine solution, EZ Cork.
The ACC InVenture Prize Competition will become an annual event, rotating among the ACC colleges & universities.
Click here to see the 2016 ACC Inventure Prize Competition, aired on PBS!
Photo credit: Ann Nguyen
Wake Forest Ranked the #9 Best College for Students with Entrepreneurial Leanings
Students with ESTP personality types are often regarded as "smart, perceptive, energetic, bold, and original." These risk-taking entrepreneur-like students thrive in universities that promote learning by doing. Wake Forest was recently ranked #9 by DegreeMatch for ESTP personality types based on cost of attendance, other rankings, ESTP degree and major options and accreditations, and a small learning environment that promotes leadership skills and social interaction. Read more here.
Photo Credit: Seattle Post Intelligencer (Gerry Broome, AP)
Religion, Poverty, and Social Entrepreneurship - An Interdisciplinary Approach to Prisoner Re-Entry
"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," explained Dr. Ulrike Wiethaus, a professor of Religion and American Ethnic Studies. Click here to read more about Wiethaus' class, "Religion, Poverty, and Social Entrepreneurship."
Loopey Laces Featured in Her Campus
Tommy Worcester and Tim Collis, the founders of the newest Greek accessory to hit Wake Forest's campus, were recently featured in a Her Campus article about the origins of the sorority shoelace. Read more here.
April 28, 2016
On April 21, Wake Forest’s Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship honored the University’s outstanding entrepreneurs at the Annual ICE Excellence Celebration. Ricky Van Veen (’03), the co-founder of CollegeHumor, Vimeo, and BustedTees, was presented with the 2016 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award. You can read more about Van Veen’s keynote address and his award here…. Read more »
April 28, 2016
Alexis Tsavoussis (’15), an English major with Economics and ESE minors, grew up in the Bahamas until the age of six, but continued to travel to the Bahamas often to spend school breaks and summers with her family. Five years ago as a senior in high school, Tsavoussis, along with her siblings, founded a non-profit… Read more »
April 27, 2016
By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship “If everything you do is a success, I’m willing to bet you haven’t risked much.” – Ricky Van Veen On Thursday, April 21, Ricky Van Veen (’03), a Wake Forest graduate and the co-founder of CollegeHumor, BustedTees, and Vimeo, joined Provost Rogan Kersh for… Read more »
April 14, 2016
The ACC’s Entrepreneurs Battle it Out in First Inaugural ACC InVenture PrizeBy Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship On April 5th and 6th, 2016, Georgia Tech University hosted the inaugural ACC InVenture Prize, an innovation competition featuring the best student teams of the ACC. Each ACC university was invited to send… Read more »
March 15, 2016
By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship In early 2013, Allen Shafer and Kevin Keller, friends and colleagues in Wake Forest’s MBA program, became fascinated by the fast-growing world of men’s grooming. Shafer, who graduated from Sewanee in 2008 with a degree in Psychology and Keller, who graduated in 2006 from… Read more »