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 $...

Deadline to apply for the Global Impact Award

By Shauna Williams on April 28, 2016 in

We have extended the deadline due to demand. Applications are now due June 6th. To access the eligibility requirements and application materials, visit http://skandalaris.wustl.edu/funding/global-impact-award/. Must have at least one member that is a WashU alum (<5 years), postdoc, or student ...

IDEA Labs Demo Day

By Jessica Stanko on January 14, 2016 in

Demo Day is IDEA Lab’s flagship event, representing the culmination of the teams’ yearlong progress through the program. Teams showcase their innovations to entrepreneurs, clinicians and investors while they vie in poster and pitch competitions to earn financial prizes from IDEA Labs.

Startup SLAM

By Jessica Stanko on January 14, 2016 in

The Startup SLAM, sponsored by the Career Center and the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship connects St. Louis startups with talented Washington University students for potential job and/or internship opportunities.

“Plus 50” IdeaBounce® at Venture Café

By Rosemary Gliedt on September 15, 2015 in

This fun, quick, and social event features St. Louis residents, all over the age of 50, who “bounce” their ideas for businesses and innovations in a supportive and welcoming environment. Three winners receive $100 and breakfast with the judges on Friday, October 16.  Have you had an i...

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Announcing the Boeing Challenge

By Jessica Stanko on August 10, 2015 in Faculty entrepreneurs, Student entrepreneurs

When does an ENGINEERING MAJOR need an ENGLISH MAJOR who needs a FINE ART MAJOR who needs a BUSINESS MAJOR who needs an ENGINEERING MAJOR? NOW.* Boeing PhantomWorks Ventures has partnered with the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship to bring Wash U students a ...