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Digging Deeper into the StEP Program: Student-Owned Business on Campus

On October 13, 2021, students gathered at the Skandalaris Center to learn more about the Student Entrepreneurial Program, also known as StEP. This 22 year old program was designed to provide students an outlet to create and own businesses on


Nine Startups founded by Washington University Affiliates or Supported by the Skandalaris Center have won $50,000 each through Arch Grants

According to nonprofit Arch Grants, they “…back extraordinary entrepreneurs because these believers and builders will contribute to a future that is limitless – for St. Louis and for the world.” On October 1, 2021, Arch Grants awarded 35 equity-free grants


Innovation is Just a Tale, a Heap of Conversations

I’d say that the highlight of my internship at Venture Café ( is both pretty simple and tremendously important: I may be able to work outside of academia and be a solid asset. As I desired and hoped for, my


Skandalaris Venture Competition Semifinalists Chosen for Fall 2021

Sixteen WashU student and recent alumni ventures are set to compete in the fall 2021 Skandalaris Venture Competition (SVC) for a chance to win up to $22,500 in awards. The Skandalaris Center reviewed 61 ventures who applied to compete in


A Better Way to Manage Chaos

An entrepreneur can’t know exactly what he or she will be doing next week. Nonetheless, one can organize and execute a plan within an acceptable range of chaos. I recently experienced this while having the privilege to intern at UN&UP,