Tesla, Twitch-backed venture capital fund launches at Wash. U.

Contrary Capital, a decentralized, university focused venture capital fund, recently opened its nationwide network of investors and founders to the Washington University start-up scene and plans to launch Monday, Sept. 18.

Jessica Bigley | Contributing Reporter

FoodShare wins RECESS qualifier, advances to semifinals

FoodShare, a start-up company and app that allows users to donate a meal to those in need by taking a photo of their food at any of the company’s partnered restaurants, won the Washington University qualifying round of the RECESS entrepreneurial presentation tour held today.

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Student-run Bear Studios aims to promote campus entrepreneurship

A new business incubator founded by students opened its doors last September and hopes to support student-run business at any stage of development.

Rory Mather | Contributing Reporter

Reddit co-founder discusses failures, encourages entrepreneurship

“Clearly none of you are sports fans. Well, you might be sports fans, but you have terrible priorities for being here.

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WUSTL student’s CWE salad business closes

St. Louis just got a little less green. This past Friday, Green Bean, a salad and wrap restaurant in the Central West End popular among Washington University students, closed.

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$25,000 competition promotes ideas over planning

While the School of Engineering & Applied Science may teach students to find practical solutions to real-world problems, a new competition challenges them to think outside the box now and worry about implementation later.

Richard Matus | Contributing Reporter

From tattoos to wind technology: Entrants vie for top Olin Cup prize

A painless and temporary tattoo, a teacher management and effectiveness measurement system and a wind energy technology company are among the six finalists for this year’s Olin Cup Competition.

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Former WU students featured in Entrepreneur magazine

The rise of recent cyber-entrepreneurs and Washington University alums Jeremy Friedman, Ryan Hwang and Timothy Trinidad could become one of the best campus success stories in recent years. The three founders of Schoology, an online social media and educational platform, have generated both press and praise with their new business, which could revolutionize the way that schools utilize social media as a teaching tool.

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Going green with Greenvelope

Have you ever wanted to start your own business? Did you let your age, experience, knowledge or savings limit you from beginning your own venture? Like many students involved in the Student Entrepreneurial Program here at Washington University, freshman Sam Franklin launched a company that provides online invitations, and he did it from his Seattle home.

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Entrepreneurship competition draws increasing interest

The YouthBridge Community Foundation pledged $450,000 over the next three years to continue funding the Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Competition in partnership with Washington University. Each year, the Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Competition (SEIC) awards between $25,000 and $35,000 to winning business teams that present innovative business solutions to social problems.

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