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 »

Harnessing the Power of Liberal Arts to Create Catalysts for Change

By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship  “At Wake Forest, we champion the liberal arts background as the foundation to being a catalyst for change.” –Evelyn Williams, Associate Vice President of Leadership Development Each year, highly competitive freshmen students are invited to apply to Wake Forest’s Innovation Leadership through Communication or… Read more »

Finding a Niche: Student Entrepreneurs Develop Loopey Laces, LLC

By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Sometimes, the best entrepreneurial ventures are those that are right in front of you. Earlier this year, Tommy Worcester (’17) and Tim Collis (’17), junior Finance majors and aspiring entrepreneurs, set out to develop an entrepreneurial idea that would get their feet wet. After… Read more »

What Would You Do with $5,000 to Change the World?

By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship As part of Wake Forest’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, The Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship hosted the 2nd Annual Do Something Challenge, an event designed to allow young social entrepreneurs to pitch ideas for how they want to make a difference in… Read more »