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WashU Patent Challenge awards $10,000 to Interdisciplinary Teams

This year, in partnership with the Office of Technology Management, the Skandalaris Center launched the WashU Patent Challenge, an opportunity for interdisciplinary student teams—each representing a minimum of three Washington University schools—to create a commercialization plan for a Washington University


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LEAP workshops at New Skandalaris Center Facility on the Med Campus

The Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship has a new facility on the Washington University Medical Campus. The new space, located in the Taylor Avenue Building, will be used for meetings and events to more conveniently serve Medical School


Now Accepting Applications for the 2017 Global Impact Award

Applications are now open for the 2017 Global Impact Award (GIA), Washington University’s business plan competition for ventures that are scalable, sustainable, and quick-to-market with proof of concept and a broad impact. Established in 2013, the competition is facilitated by


Bear Cub Challenge rebrands as LEAP, awards $250K to WashU teams

After fourteen years as the “Bear Cub Challenge,” Washington University in St. Louis’ competition for inventors has received a new name: the LEAP Inventor Challenge (Leadership in Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program). The competition is open to all faculty, postdoc, staff and graduate


Moving on Up: The Skandalaris Center is #10

The Skandalaris Center is excited and honored to be included in the nation’s Top 25 Undergraduate and Graduate Programs for Entrepreneurship in 2017, presented in partnership by Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review.  Up from #18 last year, the Skandalaris