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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

Keynote Speaker Urges Student Entrepreneurs to Embrace Opportunity and Uncertainty

 “The opportunity is there for you.  Embrace it.” These are the wise words from Mr. Dickerson Wright, the CEO of engineering consulting firm NV5, Inc.  We were honored to have Mr. Wright deliver the keynote speech at Wake Forest’s Ninth Annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards Banquet on April 24, 2014. Mr. Wright, introduced by Vice President of Personal and Career Development An read more

Biomimicry Design: finding solutions to real-world problems

Each fall the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute issues a Biomimicry Student Design Challenge focused on a real-world problem. Aimed at college and university students, the design challenge invites students to work collaboratively to apply biomimicry concepts and tools to arrive at a sustainable and innovative design solution.  This year’s challenge theme focused on life-friendly transportation solutions. Student te read more

Franky's (Jewelry For A Cause)

Moria Lawlor, a junior Sociology major at Wake Forest, has just launched her own jewelry company, Franky’s. A young and vibrant entrepreneur, Moria’s motivation and passion for the launching of her brand stems from the heart. Her jewelry is designed for a cause, a cause that she holds very near and dear. About five years ago, Moria’s father, a former Economics professor at Wake Forest, was diagnosed read more

2014-15 NCIIA University Innovation Fellow, John Marbach

“Creativity in the workplace is extremely beneficial to the culture and bottom line of any organization. By fostering creative thoughts, organizations empower their people to reach across varied disciplines in order to evaluate and execute their new ideas. Conferences such as TED demonstrate that creative applications of new technology, entertainment, and design often lead to organizations to better outcomes f read more

Visible Entanglements: Plastic, Art, and Advocacy

On Tuesday, April 15th, Dr. Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor made her way to Wake Forest University as part of the Innovation Visionary Lecture Series, organized by Associate Program Director, Lynn Book. Dr.  Wagner-Lawlor is an associate professor of Women's Studies and English at Penn State University. She is author/editor of four books including the 2013 publication of Postmodern Utopias and Feminist Fictions (Cambridg read more

E-Society Executive Board Applications Now Available

Applications for the Entrepreneurship Society (E-Society) are now available for the 2014-2015 academic year.  As part of a commitment to redefine the Entrepreneurship Society and how the Entrepreneurship Society assists the Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship and the University in its mission, the application process has changed slighly from years past. In addition to the online application, read more

Key Elements of a Life Sciences Start Up

On Thursday, March 27th, President and CEO of Clearside Biomedical, Daniel White, visited Wake Forest’s campus to participate in the Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship’s E-Lab Speaker Series. Mr. White spoke to the key elements that are required for a Life Sciences Start-up, outlining a step-by-step game plan for young entrepreneurs looking to break into the industry. He began by posi read more

ICE Innovation Visionary Speakers Series: Spring 2014

ICE Innovation Visionary Speakers Series Spring 2014 This special series, organized by Lynn Book (Theatre and Dance/ ICE), shines a light on creativity and innovation ‘visionaries’.  Abigail Child, internationally renowned filmmaker, media artist, poet and theorist, and Dr. Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor, an associate professor of Women's Studies and English at Penn State University, author of several books read more

Spring 2014 New Venture Seed Grants Announced

The spring 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.  Thirteen proposals were selected to receive funding to help the students with marketing, and/or prototype or product development. Congratulations to these recipients! read more
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