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Doug Villhard Shares the Art of the Side Hustle

“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


Repost: Olin leads world in share of female startup founders and average funding

The following blog is a repost from the Olin Business School Blog. To read the original article by Kurt Greenbaum visit WashU Olin had the world’s highest percentage of female startup founders among its alumni, and their firms drew


IdeaBounce® Kicks Off A Year of Innovation at WashU

On September 12th, 2019, over half a dozen St. Louis community members pitched their novel venture ideas at IdeaBounce®. The first IdeaBounce® of the year, an event enabling members of our St. Louis community to share their ideas and network


Skandalaris Center Fall Info Session

Recently the Skandalaris Center hosted an informational session bringing students from all four schools together to learn about Entrepreneurship at WashU and the greater St. Louis community. The evening opened with quick introductions of both audience and staff members as


Over 300 Students Welcomed to Innovation & Entrepreneurship at WashU

August 22-24, 2019, The Skandalaris Center welcomed nearly 350 students as part of the Bear Beginnings Innovation & Entrepreneurship immersive experience orientation program. Over the three days students participated in hands-on activities that introduced students to creative problem solving, learned