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The Center for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship is here to help you kick start your wildest venture idea. On Jan. 20, the program launched its first “Start-Up Boot Camp Blast” presented by Professor Polly Black and Entrepreneur in Residence, Troy Knauss. As Black stressed the importance of creating a Business Model Canvas and Knauss covered all things financial, students were encouraged to cons read more
What’s your passion? Why not use it to add value to people’s lives? Jake Teitelbaum, ’14, encourages you to act on your passion and find the simplest and most cost effective way to test your idea!
Jake Teitelbaum, ’14, is committed to make buying high quality local and organic foods more convenient for YOU. Teitelbaum partnered up with a Wake Forest alum, Isaac Oliver of Harmony Ridge Farms, read more
Brittani Chavious, a third-year Divinity School student and social entrepreneur, came to Wake Forest with a non-profit she founded back home in Cincinnati, Ohio. While at Wake, she’s worked with the ICE program to expand HerSpace, Inc., an organization devoted to inspiring confidence and purpose in teen girls. Through the ICE program Chavious has been able to run a seven-day overnight camp for two summers in a read more
What if you created a venture that could solve a national problem? Wake Forest law student Lhens Vilson’s venture is dedicated to increasing the quality of living for an entire country! Check out his project here:
As a Haitian native, Vilson has always had the desire to see the country prosper. After the devastating 2010 earthquake, he grew increasingly motivated to help out the struggling nation in any w read more
If you could start your very own business, what would it be? Senior Bella Belanich proves that a single idea can evolve into a venture. See how selling her service and targeting the right audience helped her chase her dream!
Belanich ,’14, is the co-founder and CEO of CinemaRama, an online collaborative environment that allows artists to communicate with each other and even license another artist’s work f read more
If you could change one thing on this campus, what would it be? Sophomore Tommy Vater identified a pain point on the Wake Forest campus and created an app to fix it!
Have you ever wanted to know how busy the Miller Center is before making the walk over? Tommy Vater, ’17, is developing a solution to alleviate overcrowding at the on-campus gym, allowing more satisfying and efficient workouts.
“Gym Peak is a read more
On Nov. 5, The Interdisciplinary Performance and the Liberal Arts Center (IPLACe) and Professor Thomas E. Frank’s ESE 100 (Creativity and Innovation) class sponsored the performance, “Black Mountain Summer of 1948: A Collaboration in Arts and Imagination” which explored the practice of multiple art forms in a single space.
This event was one of six "scenes of creativity and innovation" that read more
On Oct. 23, Joe Callahan, founder of Ciright Digital Media, addressed an audience of aspiring Wake Forest entrepreneurs.
Callahan emphasized the need for business awareness, the importance of using your time efficiently, the business ecosystem, the human element of a startup and the technology roadmap.
“Being an entrepreneur is all about managing your ecosystem,” advised Callahan, a Philadelphia native wh read more
“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
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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