JPMorgan Chase & Co. recently awarded Washington University’s Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship a $100,000 planning grant as part of its Ascend 2020 Initiative.
Six Washington University in St. Louis research teams have been selected to receive funding as part of the spring 2018 cycle of the Leadership in Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program, better known as the LEAP Inventor Challenge.
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.
Two new Global Impact Award (GIA) winners recently were selected at Washington University in St. Louis. The $50,000 award will be split evenly between Geneoscopy and Strayos.
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).
Washington University in St. Louis has launched a new venture-capital seed fund aimed at helping to propel early-stage business ventures by students, faculty and recent alumni. The new William Greenleaf Eliot Seed Fund is managed by the university’s Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Six finalists for the Skandalaris Center’s 3rd annual Global Impact Award have been announced. The startups will compete for a prize of up to $50,000 in funding that will be awarded this November.
Washington University hosts two special events next week, both highlighting entrepreneurship and innovation on campus, and in the community.
A team of Washington University students on the Medical Campus recently won top honors in the Neuro Startup Challenge, a biotech startup competition designed to commercialize promising brain-related discoveries of scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).The team developed a business plan to commercialize a test for patients with multiple sclerosis.