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 »

Spring 2015 Seed Grant Winners

The spring 2015 New Venture Seed Grants have been announced! All of the individuals were required to go through an application process in which they presented their plans and proposals to a grant committee consisting of faculty and administrators. Fourteen proposals were selected to receive funding to help students with marketing and prototype or product… Read more »

YOU Have the Power to Change the World

By Allison Durham “You have to humble yourself to know where the needs are and then you can start thinking about change.” – Colt Mienke ’16 Colt Mienke ’16 and Kelly Guin ’16 were shell-shocked when Nancy Lublin, keynote speaker for WFU’s Leadership Project, announced their names as the winners of the DoSomething Challenge on… Read more »

Inspiring the Hearts & Minds: TEDx 2015

By Allison Durham The “hearts and minds” of Wake Forest University and surrounding community came together to celebrate the power of ideas at the fourth annual TEDxWakeForestU conference held in Wait Chapel on February 21, 2015. This successful conference, completely organized by students, was attended by over 1,500 people.  Highlights from the eight inspirational talks… Read more »

IF Labs Comes to Wake Forest

IF LABs is a week long festival (March 24 – 27, 2015) designed to shine a light on acts of making – and even what making itself means – here, now and into the next.  True to form, this boundary expanding event reflects the rigor and inventive energy that ICE and Wake Forest has become… Read more »


By Allison Durham What if you had the responsibility of putting on a multi-day event that would draw people from your entire community and beyond? How about a music festival? Sounds incredible, right? Well, a group of Wake Forest students is prepared to tackle the unimaginable. Len Neighbors’ year-long ESE 301: Arts Entrepreneurship trial course… Read more »

Design Thinking: The Future of Academia

By Allison Durham  Groundbreaking sculpture professor, David Finn, is building new ways to tie together entrepreneurship and the arts here at Wake Forest. “We do design work that involves design thinking and iterations of plans, prototypes, drawings and schemes,” Finn explains. He is currently in the development process of two brand new design courses being… Read more »