From offering leadership opportunities through the Deacon Springboard and the Triad Discovery Forum, to expanding and engaging our commitment to the liberal arts through creative guest speakers and events, we've enjoyed a successful fall semester.

This newsletter brings you stories of socially minded students forming connections and improving the community at the Triad Discovery Forum and inspirational, experienced guest speakers brought to you throughout the fall by the ICE program.

We are looking forward to the spring, when Startup Lab begins, student leaders will host TEDxWakeForestU, the Deac Tank Competition will take place, and our classrooms will be filled with reinvigorated students.

Happy Holidays!

Polly Black
John C. Whitaker, Jr. Executive Director
Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
Professor of Practice, Business and Entrepreneurship
Students Working to Better the Triad at the Discovery Forum
The top three: Resilience Project, Fresh Food Haven, GRPWRK
The Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, in conjunction with the NC State Institute for Emerging Issues, hosted the Triad Discovery Forum at Wake Forest University on Wednesday, November 16.
The event welcomed nine talented teams of young entrepreneurs from the Triad area that were allowed five minutes to pitch their idea or social venture to an audience, which would then vote on the top three teams. Those top three teams (two of which are Wake Forest teams) are invited to an intensive leadership development symposium in the spring, where they will compete for up to $10,000 for the advancement of their venture.
Congratulations to all the participants, especially the top three teams!

To read more about the event and learn about the ventures pitched, click here.
Building and Financing Successful Entrepreneurial Ventures

On Thursday, November 10, students and faculty gathered in the Magnolia room to hear from successful Raleigh based entrepreneur Scott Moody as he shared valuable lessons learned in building companies, while investors Mark Rostick and Steve Lux, who have worked with Moody, shared their perspectives on the entrepreneur/investor relationship. This panel event was moderated and organized by Dave Felman ('79), who is a corporate attorney and shareholder in Moody's business, as well as a member of the ICE Advisory Council.
To read more about the panelists and the wisdom shared during the evening, click here.
In and Out of the Classroom 

This semester students have enjoyed standout speakers and events that not only inspire, but encourage us to pursue our passions. 

From hearing from an award winning photographer, to a blockchain distributed storage provider, to even celebrating 100 years of Dadaism, our students have enjoyed a varied and creatively stimulating curriculum this semester.

To read more about the opportunities students have had this semester, click here.
WFU Entrepreneurship Students Making Headlines  
Winston-Salem Journal

Jake Teitelbaum ('17) and Sophia Faltin ('16) of the Resilience Project are making a difference in the lives of cancer patients. Their specially designed socks are sold with half the profits helping to ease the costs of cancer treatments for the individual sock designers.

They have just placed first in the Triad Discovery Forum and currently selling socks on behalf of two patients.
A feature story on the two students and their work just ran in the Winston-Salem Journal. Also visit their website to learn more about the Resilience Project.
December 2016
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