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A Safe Space for Innovative Ideas: The Skandalaris Center Hosts First IdeaBounce® and Info Session for Fall 2021

Over 60 undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, alumni, and innovation leaders from the St. Louis community gathered in Bowles Plaza on September 9th for the Skandalaris Center’s Info Session and IdeaBounce® event. Among the crowd were several student start-ups, who


The Skandalaris Center Welcomes Back Students to the Washington University Campus

The Skandalaris Center hosted future entrepreneurs and innovators at their Open House on Friday, September 3rd. The center’s staff connected with and empowered current students, faculty, and alumni, while also showcasing the center’s bright and creative environment. Managing Director and


A Summer at Inclusively: Understanding Authentic Disability Inclusion

My name is Sara Brenes Akerman, I am a sixth-year Ph.D. student in the English department at Washington University. As part of the Pivot 314 Fellowship, I spent the summer as a marketing intern for Inclusively, a professional network connecting


A Summer as an HR Innovator

Human Resources is often the forgotten middle child of the business world. It’s not as flashy as marketing, or as technical as finance. But, more often than not, it’s one of the most important aspects of a business. After all,


Student Founder Spotlight: Maggie Noe

Maggie Noe is a rising junior at WashU studying global studies and entrepreneurship, and the co-founder of Businesses United in Diversity. During the Black Lives Matter protests in June 2020, Noe was inspired by the work of young leaders taking