A new fellowship for Washington University undergraduates further deepens the university’s commitment to educating and preparing the next generation of entrepreneurs. The program, offered by the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship, will directly connect students to, and immerse them in, the St. Louis startup scene.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to supporting faculty, students and staff wherever they are on their entrepreneurial journey — and is especially invested in supporting women bringing their ideas and discoveries from the lab to the marketplace. A terrific example of that commitment begins in St. Louis next year, with Equalize 2020.
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.
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.
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.
Arch Grants recently announced its latest cohort of awardees, and once again, Washington University had a strong showing among the selected startups. Of the eleven business awarded $50,000 capital funding grants, four have direct ties to the university.
Washington University in St. Louis startups are having an impact on the St. Louis community. A new research project from the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship shows just how much the university, through an innovative course called The Hatchery, has helped foster entrepreneurship and innovation on campus, in St. Louis and beyond.
Washington University in St. Louis is launching the Quick Start License, a new tool that helps clear the path for faculty and staff to launch startup companies and accelerate the pace of bringing innovations to the marketplace.
Eleven Washington University in St. Louis-affiliated entrepreneurs are among the winners of $750,000 in inaugural grants from Arch Grants, the global business plan competition providing $50,000 grants to startups and taking no equity in return. The 11 WUSTL-affiliated winners comprise five alumni, four faculty members and two students.
Washington University in St. Louis will launch its 2004 Olin Cup Entrepreneurship Competition with kickoff events on April 1 and April 13 on the Washington University Hilltop and Medical campuses. The Olin Cup Kickoff events are free and open to the public. Washington University’s Skandalaris Entrepreneurship Program sponsors the Olin Cup Competition, that later this year will award a total of $70,000 in seed investment to the winners. Throughout the year, the Competition will hold over 50 workshops and other events, to promote learning, collaboration, and team formation. The events contribute to the goal of the Competition, to support the creation of new ventures.