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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 ...

Elliot Pak

Expert Hours with David Vinjamuri

By Dawn Lum, PNP '19 on October 25, 2018 in Expert Hours, Guest Speaker

  On Thursday, October 18th, David Vinjamuri provided insight on branding and marketing to four WashU venture teams at our inaugural Expert Hours. David Vinjamuri is a consultant on branding and social media, working with corporate brands such as Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson. He curre...

Atima Lui

Atima Lui: HER Story After WashU

By Caitlynn Bohanon, Biology/Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies '22 on October 17, 2018 in Alumni entrepreneurs, Guest Speaker

Growing up in Topeka, Kansas, Atima Lui (BSBA ’12) felt that her dark skin tone never quite fit in with the standard of beauty in her community. She is now changing the way women of color see beauty and fashion. Taking her passion for black activism and female empowerment, Lui founded New York Ci...

Andrew and Andrea Simon

Supporting Women Entrepreneurs Through The Simon Initiative

By Caitlynn Bohanon, Biology/Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies '22 on October 4, 2018 in Alumni entrepreneurs, Guest Speaker

In early 2018, The Simon Initiative was launched through a generous donation by alumnus Andrew Simon (LA63) and his wife Andrea. The initiative aims to bring women in entrepreneurship to the forefront of conversations in today’s startup world. Some of the goals include: To help women start and gr...