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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‘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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Excellence in Entrepreneurship

May 1, 2012  |   2012 Highlights: Entrepreneurship, Alumni, For Alumni, For Parents, Top Stories

“You have to be a true visionary. It’s something that has to come from within,” said Deepa Pakianathan (MA ’90, PhD ’93), the 2012 recipient of the Excellence in Entrepreneurship award given at the Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship annual awards banquet.

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Borrow Me Pretty

April 2, 2012  |   2012 Highlights: Entrepreneurship, For Alumni, For Parents, Student, Top Stories

A conversation on a summer’s night at Wrightsville Beach, N.C., doesn’t always change the course of your life. But for Caroline Hales (’13), that chance conversation led to the founding of her business, Borrow Me Pretty.

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WFU team wins Elevator Competition

March 25, 2012  |   2012 Highlights: Entrepreneurship, Events, For Alumni, For Parents, Recognition, School of Business, Top Stories

A company founded by a Wake Forest student and professor that developed a monitoring device to reduce back pain and promote good posture received a $10,000 boost for winning the grand prize in the 13th annual Elevator Competition hosted by the Schools of Business.

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Campus Cakes makes college sweeter

March 15, 2012  |   2012 Highlights: Entrepreneurship, For Alumni, For Parents, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

A group of young entrepreneurs at Wake Forest is setting out to make campus life a bit sweeter. Since 2010, Campus Cakes, an Internet-based business designed primarily to appeal to parents, has been delivering cakes and other baked sweets to students on campus.

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The making of student entrepreneurs

February 27, 2012  |   2012 Highlights: Entrepreneurship, For Alumni, For Parents, Student

For many students at Wake Forest, the road to an entrepreneurial outlook runs through Professor Lynn Book’s class on creativity and innovation, the foundational course for the interdisciplinary minor Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise. Lucy Lan, who with six other students organized this weekend’s TEDx conference, is one of those students. “I took Creativity and Innovation […]

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Inspiring ideas at TEDxWakeForestU

February 27, 2012  |   2012 Highlights: Entrepreneurship, Community, Events, Scholars and Scientists, Speakers, Staff, Student, Students Taking the Lead, Top Stories

For senior Mariama Holman, the creative director for TEDxWakeForestU, planning the visual design themes with her team required late nights, Skype and a sense of humor. But when all the planning came together Saturday, an audience of 1,400 walked away inspired and exhilarated.

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