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The Need for Capital for Black-led Ventures

As entrepreneurs, the curiosity of why Black-led ventures receive less capital to start their businesses should pry our creative minds in developing innovative ideas to solve this plague that affects our nation. Capital is a crucial aspect for all ventures;


“It Teaches You How to Think”: Takeaways from the Women in STEM Webinar

On February 11, 2021, the Skandalaris Center hosted a Women in STEM Skandalaris Startup Webinar featuring accomplished panelists and breakout room hosts representing the St. Louis and WashU STEM and startup communities. Moderated by Skandalaris Center staff member Sydney Everett,


The Home of WashU Entrepreneurship

The Skandalaris Center is the home of WashU EntrepreneurshipAt the Skandalaris Center our initiatives serve students, faculty, staff, and alumni from all levels and all disciplines. We support WashU entrepreneurship by inspiring the entrepreneurial mindset and empowering our community to explore and execute solutions to address the world’s problems and meet local needs through innovation and entrepreneurship. To support WashU entrepreneurs, we have developed programs and events to help them:

  1. Explore their inner maker
  2. Develop and ideate new methods and solutions to the world’s challenges
  3. Take their ideas to the next level
  4. Gain knowledge and skills in innovation and entrepreneurship.

In addition to the Skandalaris Center staff, we work with entrepreneurs and professionals with a range of experiences and expertise to support WashU entrepreneurship.