Thanks to a $500,000 gift from Cliff Holekamp and his father, Bill Holekamp, known as the Holekamp Seed Fund, Olin Business School now offers up to 20 grants a year of $1,000 to students who need a small injection of capital to get a startup business off the ground.
With a unique skill, affection and affinity for working with older adults, Brown School PhD-candidate Cal Halvorson is making a career studying the relationship between work and aging.
How Peter Delaney, who will graduate from Washington University with a degree in global health and the environment in Arts & Sciences, turned a passion for innovation and medicine into an emergency medical system for an African community. And that’s just some of what he did as a student here.
II “Two” Luscri has been appointed managing director of the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship and assistant vice provost for innovation and entrepreneurship at Washington University. He returns to St. Louis from Villanova University, where he serves as executive director of the Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Institute.
Applications are now open for the 2018 Global Impact Award (GIA), Washington University in St. Louis’ business plan competition for ventures that are scalable, sustainable and quick-to-market with proof of concept and a broad impact. The deadline is noon March 19.
The university’s Office of Technology Management is organizing the Women in Innovation and Technology symposium later this month. The event is one way the office is helping to educate, train and guide women through the commercialization process.
Two faculty members, Vijay Ramani, of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, and Jennifer Silva, MD, of the School of Medicine, were named inaugural faculty fellows in entrepreneurship at Washington University in St. Louis.
Washington University is beginning a search for the next director of its Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a position that will be vacated when current director Emre Toker leaves the university at the end of the year.
After 14 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).
Startup Connection, St. Louis’ largest event focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, has announced the companies selected to take part in its Venture Showcase Nov. 16 at Washington University in St. Louis. More than a third of the 74 companies have strong university ties.