The ACC’s Entrepreneurs Battle it Out in the Inaugural ACC InVenture Prize

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 one… Read more »

Haven: Fearlessness Reimagined – TEDxWakeForestU 2016

By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship  On February 20, 2016, Wake Forest University hosted its fifth annual TEDxWakeForestU event. The theme of this year’s conference, Haven: Fearlessness Reimagined, captured speakers’ unique perspectives on what it means to find security and solace. Over 1,300 students, faculty, and community members gathered in Wait… Read more »

Discovering the World of Apps

By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship On Wednesday, February 24, Entrepreneur-in-Residence Greg Pool shared his experiences in the “world of apps” with students interested in building their own mobile application or curious about the life cycle of an app. Pool, a self-proclaimed “serial entrepreneur,” has been involved with many technological… Read more »

Spring 2016 New Venture Seed Grant Winners Announced!

  All individuals were required to go through an application process, as well as present their plans and proposals to a grant committee of faculty and administrators.  The committee selected eight proposals to receive funding to assist in marketing, and/or product development.  Congratulations to these seed grant recipients! UpDog Kombucha Lauren Miller ’17 (Economics) Olivia Wolff ’16… Read more »

Students Helping Students Expands Reach in 2016

By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship “Our vision for SHS is to have a presence in all areas where there is an economic disparity. We will expand our efforts to identify sources of gently-used materials that are being discarded simply because there is not an efficient way to find a… Read more »

Ed McLaughlin, author of The Purpose is Profit, Answers Students’ Biggest Questions about Becoming an Entrepreneur

By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship On February 2, 2016, Ed McLaughlin, a successful entrepreneur, executive, author, and investor visited Wake Forest to host an E-Lab entitled “Becoming an Entrepreneur.” During his presentation, McLaughlin answered many questions that young entrepreneurs face, including: Why do people become entrepreneurs? When is the… Read more »

Women and Entrepreneurship: Economic Empowerment within the Latina Community of Winston-Salem

By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Thanks to the help of Dr. Angéla Kóczé and the students in her Women and Entrepreneurship: Innovation, Sustainability, and Social Responsibility class, El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services was recently awarded a grant for $24,500 from The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem. During the 2015… Read more »

TEDxWakeForestU 2016 – Haven: Fearlessness Reimagined

By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship In 2012, Wake Forest senior Lucy Lan organized the first TEDxWakeForestU conference in an effort to promote technology entrepreneurship here at Wake Forest. In the last five years, the annual conference has brought dozens of renowned speakers to campus to share their knowledge and… Read more »