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 »

What You Didn’t Know about Becoming an Entrepreneur

By Allison Durham Nancy Lublin, the founder of Dress for Success  andDoSomething.org, brought her wit and humor to an audience of aspiring entrepreneurs on Feb. 3. Lublin created Dress for Success in her New York City apartment as a means to help people get started in this country and reclaim their destinies. She encourages everyone… Read more »

DoSomething to Change the World

  By Allison Durham Nancy Lublin, founder of Dress for Success and CEO of DoSomething.org, spoke to a large audience on Wednesday, February 4 round the topic of leadership. Inspired by Nancy’s entrepreneurial spirit and the founding of a global entity with a $5,000 inheritance, the Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship and the Office… Read more »

Let’s Turn Your Crazy Business Idea into Action!

By Allison Durham The Center for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship is here to help you kick start your wildest venture idea. On Jan. 20, the program launched its first “Start-Up Boot Camp Blast” presented by Professor Polly Black and Entrepreneur in Residence, Troy Knauss. As Black stressed the importance of creating a Business Model Canvas… Read more »

Healthy, Local and Organic Food at your Doorstep

By Allison Durham What’s your passion? Why not use it to add value to people’s lives? Jake Teitelbaum, ’14, encourages you to act on your passion and find the simplest and most cost effective way to test your idea! Jake Teitelbaum, ’14, is committed to make buying high quality local and organic foods more convenient for… Read more »