By Taylor Borden, Marketing and Communications Intern, Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
The Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship provides many leadership opportunities and scholarships for outstanding students who contribute to the entrepreneurial culture at Wake Forest. We are proud to announce this year’s scholarship recipients:
Keshav Daga, the Orton Fund Scholarship Recipient, 2015/16-2016/17
The Orton Fund Scholarship is awarded each year to a junior who has distinguished himself/herself as a leader in promotion entrepreneurship and involvement. The scholarship spans two years, and this past year’s recipient was Keshav Daga. Keshav is a senior Finance major and Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise minor from Cranbury, New Jersey. He is currently serving on the Entrepreneurship Society executive board and runs a Venture Capitalist Boot Camp every other Wednesday for interested students. During his time at Wake, he founded Deacon Clean, a student-run cleaning service for students who don’t receive regular custodial services.
Hayden Lineberger, the Orton Fund Scholarship Recipient, 2016/17-2017/18 and Farr Scholar
The Orton Fund Scholarship is awarded each year to a junior who has distinguished himself/herself as a leader in promotion of entrepreneurship and involvement. This year’s recipient is Hayden Lineberger. Hayden is a junior majoring in Business and Enterprise Management and minoring in Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise. Aside from consistently being named to the Dean’s List, Hayden has held four marketing internships throughout his time at WFU. He performed so well as the marketing intern for the Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina that he was asked to stay on the Board of Directors. In addition, Hayden founded and runs his own social media marketing company, which has over 50 clients and 23,000 followers. He was also just named the Executive Director of TEDxWakeForestU2017.
George Papakonstantinou, the Richard and Carolyn Riley Scholarship Recipient, 2016/17
The Richard and Carolyn Riley Scholarship is awarded each year to a student who shows outstanding entrepreneurial potential. This year’s recipient is George Papakonstantinou. George is sophomore from Asheville, North Carolina. His entrepreneurial endeavors span far and wide: he has written books, published and marketed iPhone applications, and co-founded a no-profit organization that raises awareness for his local children’s hospital. On campus, he served as an executive team member for the Do Something challenge, bringing Shark Tank alum to campus, fundraising, and marketing for the event. He was also named the Vice President of the Entrepreneurial Society and the President of Wake Forest’s venture Create. Additionally, George is helping to launch the new Deac Tank competition which will be held in February 2017.