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The Skandalaris Center Welcomes Back Students to the Washington University Campus

Shanna Akley
September 10, 2021

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 Assistant Vice Provost for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, II Luscri, was among the crowd, enthusiastically welcoming back students. “The WashU community is at the forefront of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and our team is constantly inspired by these future founders and startup leaders”, he said.

Over 45 students attended the Open House event last Friday, many who are already in the process of developing their business ideas and implementing these ideas on the Washington University campus. “One easy and great way students can get involved in the center and connect with others interested in entrepreneurship is to participate in the center’s IdeaBounce events,” said Jessica Weldon, Assistant Director of Programs at the Skandalaris Center. “At this event, anyone that’s a part of the WashU community is able to pitch their business ideas to peers, WashU faculty, and community business leaders and get valuable feedback”, she said.

The Skandalaris Center is Washington University’s innovation and entrepreneurship center that provides opportunities and resources to support entrepreneurs from idea to launching a business, and beyond. The center offers programs, opportunities, and services for all members of the Washington University community.