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Bear Cub Challenge rebrands as LEAP, awards $250K to WashU teams

After fourteen years as the “Bear Cub Challenge,” Washington University in St. Louis’ competition for inventors has received a new name: the LEAP Inventor Challenge (Leadership in Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program). The competition is open to all faculty, postdoc, staff and graduate


Moving on Up: The Skandalaris Center is #10

The Skandalaris Center is excited and honored to be included in the nation’s Top 25 Undergraduate and Graduate Programs for Entrepreneurship in 2017, presented in partnership by Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review.  Up from #18 last year, the Skandalaris


Spotlight: Israeli Summer Business Academy

Guest post by Claire Chen With the most startups per capita and total funding worth $3.58 billion in 2015, Israel is one of the hottest entrepreneurial hubs in the modern world. WashU’s Israel Summer Business Academy (ISBA) allows students the


Epharmix wins the $50,000 Global Impact Award

A new Global Impact Award winner has been selected. Epharmix, a healthcare software that uses SMS and phone-based technology that helps the sickest, toughest patients stay in touch with their care teams automatically, will receive $50,000 in equity-free funding.  They


Get to Know the 2016 GIA Finalists: RareShare

Monday is the final event for the Global Impact Award, our business plan competition that awards up to $50,000 to impactful, scalable, and sustainable Washington University in St. Louis ventures. As the final event inches closer, we’re excited to introduce