Our most fervent students develop concepts into ventures via access to mentors and robust seed capital.

Wednesdays | 9:30am – 12:15pm

Startup Lab is designed to help students take high potential ideas and, after learning best practices on evidence-based entrepreneurship, apply lean startup methodology to their own startup. Students will learn key aspects of building an early stage company such as how to make crucial early stage sales, how to build brand loyalty with early stage customers, key aspects of accounting, finance, and human resources that apply to startups, and how to lead a team. This is a practicum and much of the learning is application-oriented and focuses directly on the startup or the startup team.

Startup Lab provides the key resources necessary to launch a venture.

We connect high potential entrepreneurs to accomplished mentors that have founded successful ventures. We also provide access to industry specific mentors with domain, legal, and business expertise.

If selected, you will earn 3 academic credits for the entrepreneurship minor.

Students from Startup Lab pitch their ideas to a live audience filled with alumni, investors, faculty, and the greater Wake Forest community.

Giovanni Rivera-Carvajal Presents:

Mixtos Hard Seltzer

Mixtos Hard Seltzer is a unique and vibrant hard seltzer beverage that seeks to empower the Latino and Hispanic community in the United States. 

Both coaches are seasoned entrepreneurs who have founded, grown and successfully exited startups.