Events

Check out our upcoming events.  While some events require registration, we always welcome walk-ins and new participants.  Unless noted otherwise, all Skandalaris events are free and open to the public. Event dates, times, and locations are subject to change.

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  • Mar 1 – May 15, 2017

The Arch Grants Global Startup Competition awards $50,000 equity-free cash grants and pro bono support services to innovative and scalable startups that agree to locate their business in St. Louis for at least one year. FIRST ROUND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Complete online application – apply here Early Application Deadline: April 24th, 2017 at 11:59 PM CST […]

  • March 23, 2017 • 5 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Mercy Virtual Care Center 15740 South 40 Drive Chesterfield, MO 63017

BioSTL, CET and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) are delighted to co-host an evening for healthcare professionals, local business leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators focused on trends and developing technologies.

  • March 23, 2017 • 7 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Weekly meeting for the general body of Wash U’s chapter of Design for America. Open to all DFA participants.

  • March 24, 2017 • 3 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

If you are interested in buying into one of the existing shares of a StEP business, you must attend a Buying a Business workshop.

  • March 25, 2017 • 1 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Fourth in our workshop series on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. This week’s topic: Strategies – how to sustain and scale your new venture. Open to all WashU students, faculty, and staff.

  • March 26, 2017 • 11 AM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Weekly meeting for the general body of Wash U’s chapter of Design for America. Open to all DFA participants.

  • March 27, 2017 • 7 PM – 9 PM
  • Skandalaris Center | Mallinckrodt 128

Have a startup? No matter where you are at in development, attend Student Startup SLAM to pitch your project in 1 minute, show your peers what you’re working on, and connect with fellow student entrepreneurs. Dinner provided. After the presentations, there will be an informal Q&A conversation over dinner. Please email Kelly Wisneski at k.wisneski@wustl.edu if your […]

  • March 29, 2017 • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Umrath Lounge

WashU Patent Challenge Finals Student teams present their venture concepts based on Washington University-owned patent technologies. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Umrath Lounge, Umrath Hall 5:30-7:00pm Finalist Presentations 7:00-7:15pm Judges’ Deliberation 7:15-7:30pm Award Announcement

  • March 29, 2017 • 7 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Weekly meeting of Y’s Thoughts, an entrepreneurial community that supports student innovation by connecting members, startups, and the greater St. Louis startup ecosystem.

  • March 30, 2017 • 7 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Weekly meeting for the general body of Wash U’s chapter of Design for America. Open to all DFA participants.

  • April 1, 2017 • 1 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Fifth in our workshop series on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. This week’s topic: Funding – how to get your new venture off the ground. Open to all WashU students, faculty, and staff.

  • April 2, 2017 • 11 AM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Weekly meeting for the general body of Wash U’s chapter of Design for America. Open to all DFA participants.

  • April 6, 2017 • 7 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Weekly meeting for the general body of Wash U’s chapter of Design for America. Open to all DFA participants.

  • April 7, 2017 • 9 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Danforth University Center Rooms 233 & 276
  • April 7, 2017 • 5 PM – 7 PM
  • Goldberg Formal Lounge

Skandalaris Center Cup finalists are early-stage ventures pitching their ideas to our expert mentors in hopes of commercializing their ideas. There are up to $5,000 in awards available for the ventures. Refreshments will be served. This event is open to WashU students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members. Space is limited. RSVP below.

  • April 8, 2017 • 1 PM – 3 PM
  • Frick Forum

The Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Association is co-hosting a campus wide IdeaBounce, where anyone from the Wash U community can pitch their ideas and receive feedback that can help move their ideas forward. Held during the MBA admitted students weekend, this is a great opportunity to see what’s happening in innovation and entrepreneurship at Wash U. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to submit ideas and to attend the pitch competition. There will be a networking reception following the pitches.

  • April 8, 2017 • 1 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Sixth in our workshop series on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. This week’s topic: Putting it all together, pt. 1 – Financial Projections. Open to all WashU students, faculty, and staff.

  • April 9, 2017 • 11 AM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Weekly meeting for the general body of Wash U’s chapter of Design for America. Open to all DFA participants.

  • April 12, 2017 • 5 PM – 7 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Participants in the Parkway Spark! Program present their projects in an IdeaBounce event. Students represent the Parkway High School System. Open to Parkway Spark! members, family, friends and anyone interested high school entrepreneurship.

  • April 13, 2017 • 7 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Weekly meeting for the general body of Wash U’s chapter of Design for America. Open to all DFA participants.

  • April 15, 2017 • 1 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

The final workshop in our series on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. This week’s topic: Putting it all together, pt. 2 – The Narrative. Open to all WashU students, faculty, and staff.

  • April 16, 2017 • 11 AM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Weekly meeting for the general body of Wash U’s chapter of Design for America. Open to all DFA participants.

  • April 17, 2017

Three to five Global Impact Award finalists will be announced via email and press release. All teams will receive feedback from the Selection Committee as well as comments and scores.

  • April 20, 2017 • 7 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Weekly meeting for the general body of Wash U’s chapter of Design for America. Open to all DFA participants.

  • April 21, 2017 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Celebrate StEP joining forces with the Skandalaris Center and connect with past and present business owners. Open to current and past StEP owners and invited guests.

  • April 23, 2017 • 11 AM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Weekly meeting for the general body of Wash U’s chapter of Design for America. Open to all DFA participants.

  • April 24 – 25, 2017
  • TBD

The LEAP Inventor Challenge is open to all faculty, postdoc, staff and graduate student teams who have a potential invention. This event is a closed event.

  • April 24 – 23, 2017
  • Women's Building Formal Lounge

StEP Business owners will celebrate another successful year and the first year with the Skandalaris Center with a buffet dinner and keynote from Dedric Carter. Open ONLY to the StEP community.

  • April 27, 2017 • 7 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Weekly meeting for the general body of Wash U’s chapter of Design for America. Open to all DFA participants.

  • April 30, 2017 • 11 AM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Weekly meeting for the general body of Wash U’s chapter of Design for America. Open to all DFA participants.

  • May 1, 2017 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Mandatory Summer Entrepreneurial Internship orientation for all intern hosts. Open only to accepted venture hosts.

  • May 4, 2017 • 7 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Weekly meeting for the general body of Wash U’s chapter of Design for America. Open to all DFA participants.

  • May 7, 2017 • 11 AM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Weekly meeting for the general body of Wash U’s chapter of Design for America. Open to all DFA participants.

  • May 11, 2017 • 7 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Weekly meeting for the general body of Wash U’s chapter of Design for America. Open to all DFA participants.

  • May 14, 2017 • 11 AM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Weekly meeting for the general body of Wash U’s chapter of Design for America. Open to all DFA participants.

  • May 18, 2017 • 7 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Weekly meeting for the general body of Wash U’s chapter of Design for America. Open to all DFA participants.

  • June 4, 2017 • 12 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Mandatory orientation and kickoff lunch for Skandalaris summer interns. Open only to students participating in the summer internship program.

  • June 5, 2017 • 8 AM – 5 PM

Student interns start their local internships with local startups! Open only to program participants.

  • August 9, 2017 • 12 PM – 1:30 PM
  • TBD

Interns and hosts celebrate the end of another successful summer internship program. Open only to program participants.

  • August 11, 2017 • 8 AM – 5 PM

Skandalaris Center’s summer internship concludes.

  • August 20 – 23, 2017
  • Wash U/Skandalaris Center

Students from all majors are welcome and will experience the journey from idea to venture, exploring the entrepreneurial community and getting to know several alumni who live and work in St. Louis on their entrepreneurial ventures. Open only to REGISTERED incoming freshman participants. Learn more & register with the First Year Center.

  • October 2, 2017 • 12 PM

Finalists for the Global Impact Award will submit a ten-page final submission and a team statement of commitment. More information can be found here.

  • October 23, 2017 • 9 AM – 8 PM

Finalists will present from 9 am-noon. The Award Committee will meet and determine the winner from noon-2 pm. There will be a reception and dinner with the winner, invited guests, and participants on the Danforth Campus from 5-8 pm. More information can be found here.