GiftAMeal Selected as a Top 25 Startup of the Year at SXSW

By Andrew Montgomery, Financial Engineering '20 on March 7, 2019 in Alumni entrepreneurs, Business Plan Competitions, Community, Creativity, Featured Startup, social entrepreneurship, ... 1 more

GiftAMeal to compete in Austin against top startups from around the world.   From GiftAMeal’s Blog GiftAMeal has been invited to participate in the 2019 Startup of the Year SXSW Competition. Startup of the Year is powered by Established, a consultancy focused on helping organizations w...

Some Members of the Regavi Team

WashU Student Startups Succeed in Student Startup Madness

By Jacob Finke, International & Area Studies '20 on January 25, 2019 in Alumni entrepreneurs, Community, Creativity, Featured Startup, Student entrepreneurs

Regavi, a student startup founded at Washington University in St. Louis, has been selected as one of the top 32 startups in the country by Student Startup Madness, a national startup pitch competition affiliated with the South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW).   Regavi, which launche...

Small Business Saturday: How to Support Local Small Businesses this Weekend in STL

By Caitlynn Bohanon, Biology/Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies '22 on November 23, 2018 in Community

While Thanksgiving weekend is for family, friends, and food on Thursday, don’t forget to support local St. Louis small businesses on Small Business Saturday, November 24th, 2018.   Why Shop Small? While there are many reasons to support small businesses in your community, a new Small B...


IdeaBounce® offered a chance to share ideas and make connections

By Lauren Alley Psychological and Brain Sciences 2020 on October 24, 2018 in Community, Creativity, IdeaBounce, Skandalaris Center Announcements

  On October 10th 2018, innovators and entrepreneurs from the WashU and St. Louis communities shared their business ideas with each other at our IdeaBounce® pitch event. IdeaBounce® is both an online platform and event for sharing ideas and making connections. It is an opportunity to share i...

Atima Lui

Atima Lui: HER Story After WashU

By Caitlynn Bohanon, Biology/Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies '22 on October 17, 2018 in Alumni entrepreneurs, Guest Speaker

Growing up in Topeka, Kansas, Atima Lui (BSBA ’12) felt that her dark skin tone never quite fit in with the standard of beauty in her community. She is now changing the way women of color see beauty and fashion. Taking her passion for black activism and female empowerment, Lui founded New York Ci...

Andrew and Andrea Simon

Supporting Women Entrepreneurs Through The Simon Initiative

By Caitlynn Bohanon, Biology/Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies '22 on October 4, 2018 in Alumni entrepreneurs, Guest Speaker

In early 2018, The Simon Initiative was launched through a generous donation by alumnus Andrew Simon (LA63) and his wife Andrea. The initiative aims to bring women in entrepreneurship to the forefront of conversations in today’s startup world. Some of the goals include: To help women start and gr...

Get to Know the 2016 GIA Finalists: The Women’s Bakery

We’re about a month away from 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 the four finalist te...

Countdown to GIA

By Shauna Williams on October 7, 2016 in Alumni entrepreneurs, Business Plan Competitions, Student entrepreneurs

In exactly one month, a new Global Impact Award recipient will be named. Finalist teams have been hard at work all summer as they prepare their deliverables for the final event. Over the next few weeks, we will be profiling each finalist team on the blog–sharing their best practices and sec...

Spring Boeing Patent Challenge Finals

By Shauna Williams on May 5, 2016 in Business Plan Competitions, Student entrepreneurs

We’re always impressed by the ideas brought forth by students at Washington University in St. Louis, and this semester’s Boeing Patent Challenge participants are no exception. Six teams participated in the Boeing Patent Challenge finals on April 25th, and four teams walked away with $...