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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 with the Excellence in Entrepreneurshi 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 e read more

Food, Faith and Empowerment

"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

How to Launch an App 101

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

Swizzler Returns to Where the Adventure Began

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

Celebrating 10 Years Through a Maker Festival

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

Do YOU Have an Idea for an App?

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

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 development. Congratulations to these recipients! 1834 Soft read more

YOU Have the Power to Change the World

“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
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