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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  • February 22, 2017 • 5:30 PM – 7 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.

  • February 22, 2017 • 7 PM – 8 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

First meeting of ALL StEP Business Owners. This is mandatory meeting, open only to StEP Business Owners.

  • February 22, 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.

  • February 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.

  • February 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.

  • February 26, 2017 • 1 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Second in our workshop series on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. This week’s topic: Ideation – how to form your new venture idea. Open to all WashU students, faculty, and staff.

  • February 27, 2017 • 5 PM – 7 PM
  • Gargoyle

Meet all the ventures that applied to the 2017 program! Career fair-style event so all approved student applicants can meet all the approved venture applicants. Find your startup internship match! Open only to APPROVED student and venture applicants.

  • February 28, 2017 • 8 AM – 5 PM
  • OTM | 4240 Duncan Ave., Suite 110, St. Louis, MO 63110

Discussions Include: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gini Deshpande, Academic Reasearcher & Entrepreneur Engaging the OTM Agreement Negotiations and Issuing Patents Tools and Resources for Starting a Company   Questions? Contact Tom Rodgers tomrodgers@wustl.edu  

  • March 1, 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 2, 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 4, 2017 • 1 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Third in our workshop series on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. This week’s topic: Validation – How to Assess the Viability of Your New Venture. Open to all WashU students, faculty, and staff.

  • March 5, 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 6, 2017 • 8 AM – 8 AM
  • Via email

For those who applied to the Skandalaris Center’s summer entrepreneurial program and attended the networking event. Following the interview period, we will start accepting matches to the program at 8 am on March 6. First come, first served into the program until limit is reached.

  • March 7, 2017 • 6 PM – 8 PM
  • LaucnhCode: 4811 Delmar Blvd

The BALSA Foundation will hold the BALSA Grant Awards Ceremony on March 7 at LaunchCode – we will be giving away at least $10,000 in cash grants and $20,000 of in-kind donations to ten first time entrepreneurs.

  • March 8, 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 9, 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 12, 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 15, 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 16, 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 19, 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 20, 2017 • 12 PM

The first step toward applying for the Global Impact Award is to submit a two-page opportunity summary and a team survey. More information can be found here.

  • March 21, 2017 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)

Join the Skandalaris Center for a lunch and learn with author David Vinjamuri. He wrote Accidental Branding and will be here to discuss how do entrepreneurs build brands differently from corporate marketers and how many brands get started by a fortuitous accident. Open to all Wash U students. Lunch will be served.

  • March 22, 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 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 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 29, 2017 • 5 PM – 9 PM
  • TBA

Details will be announced closer to the event.

  • 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 • 9 AM
  • TBA

Details will be announced closer to the event.

  • 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 • 5 PM – 7 PM
  • TBA

Details will be announced closer to the event.

  • 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 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 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.