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"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. Through this unique series, Fred Bahnson, the Director of the Food, Faith and Religious Leader read more
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 is now part of Disney, led the seminar as he talked to students about buildin read more
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. The trio brought their creative venture idea to life and are now serving thei read more
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, says, "We are making means this week from many differe read more
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. Niclas Ladd, ’16, i read more
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 development. Congratulations to these recipients!
1834 Soft read more
“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 February 4.
Mienke, who’s idea is to help end food insecurity, won the fir read more
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 are below.
The Good and Growth in Quittin read more
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 known for, and invites the campus and community to experience a fresh palette of creativity and innovation towards in read more
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IF LABs: Inventing Futures is a week long festival 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, March 24-27, reflects the rigor and inventive energy that ICE and Wake Forest has become known for, and invites the campus and community to experience a fresh palette of creativity and innovation read more