We work with the best and brightest at WashU – the change makers, thought leaders, and visionaries – to solve the world’s problems and meet local needs through innovation and entrepreneurship. As an interdisiplinary center, our initiatives serve students, faculty, staff, and alumni from all levels and disciplines.
Entrepreneurship courses offered across the university for students of all levels and various disciplines.
An award for ventures whose inventions, products, ideas, and business models will have a broad and lasting impact on society.
A course offered by Olin Business School, that allows students teams to pursue their own business ideas or support community entrepreneurs.
Recognition for students who have shown exemplary involvement in innovation and entrepreneurship during their time at Washington University.
An online platform and event where anyone can pitch an idea, get feedback, and network with other entrepreneurs and innovators.
Interactive discussions showcasing different topics and industries with a variety of creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs.
An advanced entrepreneurship class that serves as an accelerator for extraordinary WashU student entrepreneurs in the tech/digital space.
Pivot 314 offers graduate students curated programming focused on professional development, strengthening leadership and communications skills, as well as internship opportunities.
Skandalaris Launchpad is a transformative 10-week accelerator program designed exclusively for WashU student ventures. This dynamic initiative is structured to enhance entrepreneurial skills, provide essential resources, tools, and accelerate venture development.
A paid ten-week summer internship and intensive introduction to St. Louis and the world of startups.
A funding competition that provides expert mentorship to new ventures and startups to ready them for commercializing their idea, launching, and pitching to investors.
An opportunity for students to own a business on campus that serves the Washington University community.
Organizations that allow students to gain experience and make valuable interdisciplinary connections in the areas of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Our commitment to interdisciplinary innovation and entrepreneurship is motivated by the following beliefs:
In addition to the programs above, we offer resources and opportunities to help WashU entrepreneurs and innovators. We invite you to connect with us if you are looking for the right opportunity for you.
The Skandalaris Center is the home of WashU Entrepreneurship.