Doug Villhard Shares the Art of the Side Hustle

By Rick Liu, Business and Computer Science '22 on September 20, 2019 in Creativity, Faculty entrepreneurs, Guest Post, Guest Speaker, Innovation Conversations

“What is a side hustle? Bagging groceries? Driving for Uber?” These questions were thrown to the crowd by Doug Villhard, Olin’s new Professor and Academic Director for Entrepreneurship, during the Innovation Conversations event on Wednesday, September 18. As the CEO and Co-Founder of Second Stree...

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...

New Ideas Breed New Connections

By Sabrina Sayed, International & Area Studies '21 on January 31, 2019 in Community, Creativity, Faculty entrepreneurs, IdeaBounce, Skandalaris Center Announcements, Student entrepreneurs, ... 1 more

On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, university students and St. Louis locals took turns pitching their ideas at IdeaBounce®. Some were asked  questions about their ideas, receiving feedback from audience members on how they can improve and expand their ideas. In some cases, those who didn’t pitch...

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...

Creator's Gallery

30 WashU exhibitors in interdisciplinary Creator’s Gallery

By Rob Hall, Design, 2018 on November 21, 2018 in Creativity

My name is Rob Hall, and I am a sophomore studying Design at Washington University in St. Louis’ Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art. As a freshman last year, I was hired by the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship to help coordinate programs that foc...


IdeaBounce® offered a chance to share ideas and make connections

By Lauren Alley Psychological and Brain Sciences 2020 on October 24, 2018 in Community, Creativity, IdeaBounce, Skandalaris Center Announcements

  On October 10th 2018, innovators and entrepreneurs from the WashU and St. Louis communities shared their business ideas with each other at our IdeaBounce® pitch event. IdeaBounce® is both an online platform and event for sharing ideas and making connections. It is an opportunity to share i...

Welcoming Fall with the First Make It Take It: Painting Pumpkins

By Rob Hall, Design, 2018 on October 3, 2018 in Creativity

On September 28th, we held our first ever Make It Take It, a maker event at the Skandalaris Center where students, faculty, staff, and children can come together to make a craft that they can take home. The purpose of Make It Take Its is to promote creativity at any age and within any discipline—...