Lindsay Chambers ’00 Recognized for Excellence in Entrepreneurship

At our end-of-year Excellence in Entrepreneurship Gala, Provost Rogan Kersh facilitated a “flower-side chat” with Lindsay Chambers (’00), an award-winning interior designer and this year’s recipient of the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award, which is an award that recognizes a WFU alumnus, parent, or friend who has demonstrated unparalleled entrepreneurial spirit coupled with a Wake Forest… Read more »

Celebrating Student Growth

At our end-of-the-year Excellence Gala, we celebrated the inaugural class of Startup Lab by kicking off the event with demonstrations and presentations given by each involved student team. Professors (and Startup Lab masterminds) Dan Cohen and Greg Pool spoke in support of the hard work the students have been putting into their burgeoning businesses. Cohen… Read more »

Taking Social Entrepreneurship beyond the Classroom

By Taylor Borden, Marketing and Communication Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Professor Jan Detter’s Social Entrepreneurship class was designed to celebrate creativity and innovation while focusing on the “Pro Humanitate” spirit of Wake Forest. As the semester winds to a close, it is clear that it did exactly that. Gabby Henriksen, Kate Lair,… Read more »

What We Learned at TEDxWakeForestU: The Power of Curiosity

By Taylor Borden, Marketing and Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship We looked forward to the sixth annual TEDx conference with anticipation, and it absolutely delivered. TEDxWakeForestU 2017: The Power of Curiosity took place on February 18th in Wait Chapel and brought eight thought-provoking speakers to campus to share their own curiosities in… Read more »

Swimming in the DEAC TANK

By Taylor Borden, Marketing and Communication Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship ABOUT DEAC TANK is a Shark Tank-style competition where student entrepreneurs participating in the Deacon Springboard pitch their ventures to three knowledgeable judges in front of a large audience of other WFU entrepreneurship students in hopes of gaining valuable insight on how… Read more »

Bush & Hester: What We Learned

By Taylor Borden, Marketing and Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Strengths of our program include learning by doing coupled with learning from the pros. On March 14, we were able to exercise the latter when we were lucky enough to hear from two different and exciting speakers, Lori Bush and Gordon Hester,… Read more »

Solving Problems- Changing Behaviors

Elisa Burton – Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator   Do I pay attention to the problems around me?  Do I have what it takes to be a change agent?  These are the questions that came to mind after hearing Kristen McClellan, founder of SnappyScreen, the world’s first touchless sunscreen application system that is changing… Read more »

Basic Outfitters: From Shark Tank to Deac Tank

By Taylor Borden, Marketing and Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship After getting married in 2014, Michael and Laura Dweck moved into a cozy New York apartment. The only problem for the newlyweds? There wasn’t nearly enough space to house all of Michel’s vast and old collection of socks and underwear. Laura wanted… Read more »

How to go from an Idea to a Company: Wake Forest’s New Startup Lab

By Taylor Borden, Marketing and Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Every Wednesday, eight Wake Forest student teams with strong potential business ideas (Some who have even launched) meet together for over two hours in the Innovation Station for uninterrupted time to grow their businesses. These cross-disciplinary teams of undergraduate students make up… Read more »

TEDxWakeForestU 2017- The Power of Curiosity

By Taylor Borden, Marketing and Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship  The sixth annual TEDx conference is approaching! TEDxWakeForestU is an independently organized event that’s mission is to “highlight exceptional people and creative works, connect people across disciplines, [and] create conversations that drive action.” This year, students, faculty, and community members are invited… Read more »