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 »

Food, Faith and Empowerment

By Allison Durham “The soil is the root of the soul,” declares Pashon Murray, co-founder of Detroit Dirt. Murray was the first speaker in the Ecotones of the Spirit series on Thursday, March 19th held by the Wake Forest University School of Divinity in partnership with the Program for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship E-Lab Series…. Read more »

Swizzler Returns to Where the Adventure Began

by Allison Durham On Friday, March 20th, the Swizzler team made its long-awaited return to its alma mater to serve innovative, gourmet hot dogs to eager students. Recent entrepreneurship graduates, Ben Johnson, Jesse Konig and Jack Zimmerman (’14) concoted the idea behind their delicious food truck business during their junior year at Wake Forest University…. Read more »

Celebrating 10 Years Through a Maker Festival

By Allison Durham   The 10th year celebrations for the Program for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship continued March 24-27 through IF (Inventing Futures) LABs. IF LABs was a 3-day maker festival held at Wake Forest University full of designing and building, improvising and performing, and making plans for the future. Lynn Book, the mastermind behind the festival,… Read more »

Do YOU have an Idea for an App?

By Allison Durham  1834 Software, Wake Forest University’s nonprofit student-run software development company, recently added an exciting new component to the team: mobile application development. The company formed two years ago when David Hughes, ’15, received a seed grant provided by the Chambers Family Fund for Entrepreneurship through the Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship…. Read more »