Fall 2015 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 seven proposals to receive funding to assist in marketing, and/or product development.  Congratulations to these seed grant recipients! CRUX Mike Thomas ’16 (Business Enterprise Management) CRUX… Read more »

Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Program Celebrates WFU Homecoming

By Allison Pennington, Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship The Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship was proud to welcome home ESE alumni and friends during Wake Forest’s Homecoming on September 23-25. On Friday, September 23, the Center kicked off Homecoming Weekend with a “Spin the Wheel” activity in Reynolda Hall. Wake Forest alumni and… Read more »

Wake Forest Senior Uses Artistic Talent to Support Children’s Home in Kenya

By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Katita Miller (’16), a Studio Art and Spanish double major from Fort Worth, Texas, traveled to Amazing Grace Children’s Home in Awasi, Kenya in 2013 while on a mission with her church, All Saints’ Episcopal Church of Fort Worth. After visiting the Children’s Home, Miller… Read more »

Winston-Salem Discovery Forum Sparks Innovation in the Triad

By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, Wake Forest University’s Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship and North Carolina State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues co-hosted the Winston-Salem Discovery Forum, an event designed to allow young social entrepreneurs to pitch ideas or present existing ventures that… Read more »

Meet Greg Pool, 2015-2016 Entrepreneur-in-Residence

By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship As any new entrepreneur will tell you, when you’re trying to turn an idea into a business model or working to develop a business plan for your start-up, it’s vital to learn from those who have been in your shoes. The Center for Innovation,… Read more »

Summer Entrepreneurial Fellows Put Classroom Skills into Action

By Allison Pennington, Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship  What is the goal of a summer internship? For most students, gaining hands-on experience is at the top of the list. Summer internships provide students with opportunities to try out different careers and put what they’ve learned in the classroom into practice in the… Read more »

James Beshara, Co-Founder of TILT, wins Entrepreneurship Award

  In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Program for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, James Beshara (’08), Co-Founder and CEO of Tilt as well as one of Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 for 2015, was the keynote speaker at the annual Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Excellence Celebration on Thursday, April 16th. President Hatch presented Beshara… Read more »

Students and Faculty Honored at Annual ICE Awards Celebration

By Kim McGrath Office of Communications and External Relations   On April 16, Wake Forest’s Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship honored the University’s outstanding entrepreneurs. President Nathan Hatch presented 2008 graduate James Beshara, CEO and co-founder of Tilt, with the 2015 Excellence in Entrepreneurship award. The social fundraising platform launches more campaigns each day than… Read more »

How to Launch an App 101

By Allison Durham Are you looking to launch your very own mobile application? On Wednesday, March 25th Entrepreneur in Residence Troy Knauss, along with successful entrepreneur Greg Pool, hosted App Lifecycle: From Idea Through Funding and Creation to Exit. During the fast-paced and engaging session, Pool, who sold a game development company to Playdom which… Read more »