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Navigating the Intersection of Innovation and Industry

What do you do, when you don’t know what to do? Start asking questions. This fundamental approach is the motivation behind the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship leading Washington University in St. Louis’ National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps


McKelvey students develop solutions for COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, entrepreneurs and innovators around the world are working at unprecedented speeds to design solutions to limit its spread. Among them are McKelvey School of Engineering students. The hackathon required participants to work remotely as they


Six Faculty Projects LEAP Toward Commercialization

The Spring 2020 LEAP (Leadership and Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program) Gap Fund cycle concluded on May 7, 2020, with final presentations and announcements.The LEAP Gap Fund is open to any person or team with potential or existing WashU intellectual property. Through


IdeaBounce® makes BIG Impact on Student Startups

WashU’s excitement for entrepreneurship continues with Olin’s Big IdeaBounce®. The Skandalaris Center is proud to support Olin Business School and Doug Villhard, Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship and Academic Director for Entrepreneurship, in this competition where students shared a two-minute


WashU Ventures Catalyzing Social Change: Winners of the 2020 Global Impact Award

On April 23, 2020, Washington University in St. Louis innovators celebrated the 6th presentation of the Global Impact Award (GIA) during a virtual Zoom reception. GIA provides up to $50,000 to WashU students, postdoctoral researchers, and recent alumni.  Three scalable, sustainable,