2012 Highlights: Entrepreneurship Archive

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Everyday innovations

December 7, 2012  |   2012 Highlights: Entrepreneurship, For Alumni, For Parents, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

An entrepreneurship course challenges students to consider their ideas on both community and global levels to design ideas and prototypes which could have a significant impact for differently resourced areas of the world.

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Cleaning up with Wake Wash

November 13, 2012  |   2012 Highlights: Entrepreneurship, For Alumni, For Parents, Student, Top Stories

What began five years ago as a classroom assignment to start and run a business for three days and $40 has become one of the hottest ventures among the next generation of entrepreneurs at Wake Forest.

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From class concept to venture

November 12, 2012  |   2012 Highlights: Entrepreneurship, For Alumni, For Parents, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Five students who needed a group project turned their theories into an entrepreneurial venture. Their company, DeaconVend, caters to students who study late at night and need vital supplies.

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Student launches phone buyback business

October 22, 2012  |   2012 Highlights: Entrepreneurship, For Alumni, For Parents, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

When sophomore Lee Lowden heard about the Apple iPhone 5 release, he wasn’t only thinking about how to get it, but also what to do with his old smartphone. His experience led to his own business, Buyback Boss, which receives support from WFU’s Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship.

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‘Love, Money and Work’

September 10, 2012  |   2012 Highlights: Entrepreneurship, Events, For Parents, Highlights, Life on Campus, Speakers, Student, Top Stories

A social entrepreneur is someone who tries to make things tomorrow better than they were today. That is the definition Jessica Jackley, perhaps best known as the co-founder of Kiva, an online microlending service, gave Wake Forest students, faculty and staff at a talk in Brendle Recital Hall.

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