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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

Inspiring the Hearts & Minds: TEDx 2015

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 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 known for, and invites the campus and community to experience a fresh palette of creativity and innovation towards in read more

IF Labs Comes to Wake Forest!

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

#WhatIsDashPop

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 has one goal: Put on a music festival that honors and represents the history of Wi read more

Design Thinking: The Future of Academia

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 offered in spring 2016. These innovative art courses, which will be read more

TedX is this Weekend!

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What You Didn’t Know About Becoming an Entrepreneur

Nancy Lublin, the founder of Dress for Success  and DoSomething.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 to take risks when young, such as seeking out Donald Trump for advice and marching up to his apar read more

DoSomething to Change the World

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 of Personal and Career Development hosted a “DoSomething Challenge” that en read more
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