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Let’s Turn Your Crazy Business Idea into Action!

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

Healthy, Local and Organic Food at Your Doorstep

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

Transforming Lives Through HerSpace, Inc.

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

Project Haiti Tackles Trash Contamination

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

Student Creates Virtual Collaboration Space and Market for Artists

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

This App Will Let You Know When the Miller Center's Full

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

Performance Tells the Story of Collaboration and Innovation

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

Joe Callahan: Why Entrepreneurship is Vital to Our Country's Economic Stability

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

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
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