Guest Speaker

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...

Understanding SBIR/STTR Grant Funding

By Sydney Everett on May 2, 2019 in Guest Speaker, Workshops

The Skandalaris Center, the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), and the Siteman Cancer Center recently hosted speakers from the NIH and BioGenerator to help the WashU community understand how to leverage SBIR/STTR resources for students and faculty. On Wednesday, May 1, 2019 ...

Startup Workshops Explore the Ins and Outs of IP and HR

By Jacob Finke, International & Area Studies '20 on April 26, 2019 in Guest Speaker, Workshops

On Thursday, WashU Law School’s Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Law Clinic and Sling Health STL presented workshops about intellectual property and human resources considerations for startups. At the first workshop of the the day students from the Washington University Law School...

Avoiding Common Startup Pitfalls: Advice from Jordan Elliott and Blake Marggraff

By Andrew Montgomery, Financial Engineering '20 on March 28, 2019 in Guest Speaker

Recently, Sling Health hosted an interactive presentation on common pitfalls and mistakes in startup incorporation and equity. They invited Jordan Elliott to speak on common legal issues and Blake Marggraff to share his journey of starting a successful company. “Nothing is tricky when it’s ...