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Lyle Estill Discusses Entrepreneurial Home Runs

“I like to think of my businesses in terms of baseball,” Lyle Estill began. “I either have a strikeout, a base hit or a home run.” On October 9, Estill, a leading author, activist and social entrepreneur, shared his story about transitioning from one new business to the next, which he’s done 20 times. Each shift taught him one of the most important entrepreneurial lessons of all time: failure can be just as read more

Putting Pro Humanitate into Practice

A group of Wake Forest University students, known as “Team Brad,” are putting Pro Humanitate into practice. Team Brad began when Jacob Carah, ’14, a Documentary Film Program graduate student, met Brad while volunteering with a program that provides job training skills to area residents with disabilities. Brad, a 20-year-old Clemmons native with primordial dwarfism, dreams of being a film editor. How read more

Fall 2014 Seed Grant Recipients Announced!

The fall 2014 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. Ten proposals were selected to receive funding to help students with marketing and prototype or product development. Congratulations to these recipients! Wrought Iron Product read more

Celebrating 10 Years of Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship at WFU

This is a year of celebration as it marks the 10th year of Wake Forest University’s commitment to education and opportunities in innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship to all students. This 10-year milestone provides the occasion to highlight the achievements of the past and to envision the potential of the future. Throughout the year we will be hosting events that shine a light on our accomplished student read more

Social Entrepreneurs Discuss Passion and Perseverance

“View your work as a process without an end. Then you will never be let down.” -- Jonathan Williams, ‘13 Believe in your mission and persevere through failure were the themes of the ICE Program’s Social Entrepreneurship Panel on October 1st. Wake Forest graduates Bentrice Jusu ’13, Bill Zandi ’13, Katarina Kesty ’10 and Jonathan Williams ’13 shared their experiences ope read more

Summer Program Funds Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Every summer, the Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship provides stipends of up to $3,000 to accomplished undergraduate students who work as unpaid interns in entrepreneurial endeavors. Through the program, students can gain experience in entrepreneurial management by interning with a variety of companies and organizations. This includes emerging organizations, mature organizations initiating innovat read more

"Don't Be Afraid to Fail!" Advice from Entrepreneur in Residence, Troy Knauss

Troy Knauss, guru of startup deals and angel investing, can now add Entrepreneur in Residence to his list of accomplishments. “I want to give back to the Wake Forest community,” Knauss says. “I like to see what kinds of ideas are coming out of the university as an angel investor, which gives me insight about what the next generation of entrepreneurs is thinking.” Knauss, who earned his MBA fro read more

Summer Internship at Intel Results in Innovative Wheelchair Technology

“It was exciting to see the world’s leading astrophysicist [Dr. Stephen Hawking] and to use my skillset to make a positive impact in the world.” Wake Forest senior David Hughes spent this past summer in Phoenix, Arizona as the Software Engineer Intern for the Intel Connected Wheelchair Project, which maximizes safety for wheelchair users through the use of a mobile application. Along with three othe read more

Have a New Venture Idea but Don’t Know Where to Start?

The Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship is here to help you transform your idea into an innovative and successful product or service. The Center funds a variety of high-potential ventures for Wake Forest University students, staff, and faculty every year through Seed Grants. Unsure of what it takes to get your new venture idea up and running? The CICE offers a New Venture Seed Grant Workshop Series read more

New Linked Course Initiative

The new Champions of Change Award for Sustainability in Teaching, Research and Engagement was given to Lynn Book and her faculty colleagues Angela Kocze and  Wanda Balzano in recognition for their development of two new linked courses on “Women and Entrepreneurship” within a larger initiative - "Women, Entrepreneurship, Food and Place" that Book organized featuring the first ICE Innovators in Re read more
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