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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,


Entrepreneur Spotlight: Rebecca van Bergen

A well-deserved congratulations to WashU Woman InnovatorRebecca van Bergen. She is included in InStyle magazine’s 50 Women Making the World a Better Place in 2021. Van Bergen is the founder of Nest. The nonprofit organization helps skilled and talented artisans


How to Land a Job with a Startup

On February 3, 2021 entrepreneur and Stanford University Lecturer Doug Galen, led a workshop to help students in the St. Louis Entrepreneurial Fellowship and broader WashU community land a job with a startup. Doug has had a handful of careers


The Art of Freelancing

The Skandalaris Center recently partnered with the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts for a Freelance Bootcamp to help students and alumni navigate a freelance career. The two-day event featured workshops and panels to give artists, designers, photographers,