Alumni entrepreneurs

For This Startup Great Food is a Stone’s Throw Away

By Sydney Everett on July 11, 2019 in Alumni entrepreneurs

WashU Alum Ben James (PMBA ’13) recently founded Stone’s Throw Hash, a company focused on serving hot, filling meals that are as good for the body as they are for the local economy. The company currently offers six different hash bowls made of diced organic sweet potatoes mixed with f...

Simon Initiative: HER Reunion Recap

By Caitlynn Bohanon, Biology/Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies '22 on April 19, 2019 in Alumni entrepreneurs, Simon Initiative

The most recent installment of the Simon Initiative, the HER Reunion, created a space for female and minority alumni entrepreneurs to connect and learn from one another.   The Simon Initiative, created by Andrew (LA63) and Andi Simon, is a multi-stage, collaborative initiative sponsored by W...

StEP Reunion Recap

By Caitlynn Bohanon, Biology/Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies '22 on April 19, 2019 in Alumni entrepreneurs

WashU’s Alumni Weekend is filled with an influx of distinguished graduates, the Skandalaris Center was proud to host a reunion reception, bringing together former Student Entrepreneurial Program graduates.   StEP, the Student Entrepreneurial Program, supported by the Skandalaris Center...

GiftAMeal Selected as a Top 25 Startup of the Year at SXSW

By Andrew Montgomery, Financial Engineering '20 on March 7, 2019 in Alumni entrepreneurs, Business Plan Competitions, Community, Creativity, Featured Startup, social entrepreneurship, ... 1 more

GiftAMeal to compete in Austin against top startups from around the world.   From GiftAMeal’s Blog GiftAMeal has been invited to participate in the 2019 Startup of the Year SXSW Competition. Startup of the Year is powered by Established, a consultancy focused on helping organizations w...

Empowering Women to Use Their Voice: A Recap of Power HER Pitch – Simon Initiative

By Caitlynn Bohanon, Biology/Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies '22 on February 9, 2019 in Alumni entrepreneurs, Simon Initiative

How Female Entrepreneurs Can Use Their Voice to their Advantage with Theresa Carrington   Friday, February 1st featured another installment of the Simon Initiative with Power HER Pitch, a workshop taught by Skandalaris Alumna and founder of Ten by Three Theresa Carrington. The workshop was d...

Some Members of the Regavi Team

WashU Student Startups Succeed in Student Startup Madness

By Jacob Finke, International & Area Studies '20 on January 25, 2019 in Alumni entrepreneurs, Community, Creativity, Featured Startup, Student entrepreneurs

Regavi, a student startup founded at Washington University in St. Louis, has been selected as one of the top 32 startups in the country by Student Startup Madness, a national startup pitch competition affiliated with the South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW).   Regavi, which launche...

HER Summit Brought Women Innovators and Entrepreneurs Together

By Caitlynn Bohanon, Biology/Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies '22 on November 11, 2018 in Alumni entrepreneurs, Community, Faculty entrepreneurs, Student entrepreneurs, Workshops

  HER Summit may be over, but the insight it brought forward will continue on far after the conclusion of the event last Saturday. The day was filled with inspiration. Keynotes were given by Andrea Simon, donor and corporate anthropologist, and by Atima Lui (BSBA ’12), founder and CEO ...