Our students have already been hard at work this semester! From the student leaders who are planning TEDxWakeForestU 2017 to the student innovators participating in the new Startup Lab, we are off to a strong start. 

This newsletter brings you stories of current happenings and ideas worth spreading. We hope that after reading, you are creatively reinvigorated and ready to engage with the entrepreneurial potential currently abounding on campus.

Polly Black
John C. Whitaker, Jr. Executive Director
Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
Professor of Practice, Business and Entrepreneurship
TEDxWakeForestU: The Power of Curiosity
The sixth annual TEDx conference is approaching!  It will take place on February 18 in Wait Chapel from 12:30PM-4:30PM.

The Power of Curiosity will feature eight engaging speakers who will present on how curiosity has played a role in their respective fields of expertise. From business leaders to an award winning documentary director, this year's speaker lineup will not disappoint!

Speakers include Story Musgrave, a career astronaut, Ever Lee Hairston, the President of the National Federation of the Blind, and Dmitry Sitkovetsky, the music director of the Greensboro Symphony and violin virtuoso who will share his talents with us during his talk.  Read about all the speakers here.

We are so proud of the students who had a hand in organizing this event!

To register for TEDxWakeForestU 2017, click here. To learn more about this year's event, click here
How to go from an Idea to a Company: WFU's New Startup Lab Began This Semester!
Spearheaded by Professor Dan Cohen and Entrepreneur-in-Residence Greg Pool, Startup Lab promises innovative students an opportunity to work towards getting an idea off the ground.

Through the principles of evidence based entrepreneurship, professors Cohen and Pool are helping students turn their ideas into concepts and then possibly companies.
To read more about Startup Lab and the first class of student participants, click here.
February 2017
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Upcoming Events

The Power of Curiosity
February 18, 2017
Wait Chapel

Deac Tank Competition
March 21, 2017
Benson 401
Featuring speaker Michael Dweck, co-founder of Basic Outfitters and season 8 Shark Tank contestant
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