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 »

Building and Financing Successful Entrepreneurial Ventures

By Taylor Borden, Marketing and Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship On Thursday, November 10, students and faculty gathered in the Magnolia room to hear from successful Raleigh based entrepreneur Scott Moody as he shared valuable lessons he’s learned in building companies, while investors Mark Rostick and Steve Lux, who have worked with… Read more »

Students Working to Better the Triad at the Discovery Forum

By Taylor Borden, Marketing and Communication Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship On Wednesday, November 16, the Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, in conjunction with the Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University, hosted the Triad Discovery Forum, sponsored by BB&T. At the event, held in the Kulynych Auditorium in the Byrum… Read more »