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 »

Deacon Springboard: Making Connections and Moving Ideas Forward

By Taylor Borden, Marketing and Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship The first annual Deacon Springboard is already successfully underway! The Deacon Springboard is a new program replacing the former New Venture Seed Grant Process aimed at supporting students who have innovative ideas and wish to gain hands-on experience with starting a new… Read more »

Promoting Design Thinking Across Disciplines

By Taylor Borden, Marketing and Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship  The notion of design thinking can change the trajectory of your life – Chris Mumford At a colloquium on Monday, October 17, Chris Mumford spoke to faculty and students in the Department of Computer Science about the hot topic of design thinking. Mumford… Read more »

WFU Senior Releases Full Length, Professionally Created Album

By Taylor Borden, Marketing and Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship “Here I am, taking a card from the stack called chance…” Senior Christopher Federici (‘16) initially came to WFU with the idea of shelving his passion for music. All of the music he had written with his close high school friends seemed… Read more »