Get trained in creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

The Skandalaris Center offers many programs that provide real-world, practical training in creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Browse our core programs, events, and opportunities below.


Summer Entrepreneurial Internship Program – Get paid to intern at a local startup during the summer.

Student Entrepreneurial Program (StEP) – Own and operate a service-oriented business on campus.

IdeaBounce® – Pitch your idea, get feedback, and meet potential teammates.

Innovation Conversations – Meet industry experts, innovators, and entrepreneurs.

Freelance Boot Camp – Learn how to brand, market, and legitimize your freelance business.

JP Morgan Chase/Ascend Grant – Work to help women and people of color create and scale their businesses.

Simon Initiative – Calling all women! Be a part of Washington University’s ecosystem of women entrepreneurs, advisors, mentors, and investors.

There are over 15 courses at Washington University that develop students in innovation and entrepreneurship.


InSITE Fellowship – Graduate students interested in innovation, entrepreneurship and/or venture capital can apply for this prestigious national fellowship.

Honors in Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Earn recognition for your involvement.