Washington University’s Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship serves as a hub for all of the entrepreneurship activities that take place across Washington University. As noted their website, “The Center provides unique opportunities to learn and apply entrepreneurial skills through business plan competitions, intensive skills sessions, mentoring, an internship program, and a pre-orientation program for incoming freshmen. We are also available to create innovative programming for groups all across campus that will inspire students, faculty, and staff to be creative and entrepreneurial.”
The Skandalaris Center offers a number of programs and events throughout the year. Their signature IdeaBounce® website and events are aimed at connecting innovators and resources to help move ideas forward.
One upcoming IdeaBounce program is the 2015 Suren G. Dutia and Jas K. Grewal Global Impact Award, looking for ideas that “propose an application of technology to solve a real world problem, with the widest possible global impact, through a sustainable and scalable for-profit venture.”
More details about the Global Impact Award
In addition, the Skandalaris Center organized last spring’s Heath Care Hackathon, to help connect and inspire entrepreneurship and ideas across disciplines. This video offers a brief recap of the recent Hackathon event.