2 Innovation Creativity & Entrepreneurship 2014 Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise Minor: The ESE minor is an 18-credit hour minor that can be combined with any major in the college or undergraduate business school. The minor is currently taught in 23 departments offering 33 courses. Global Entrepreneurship Week: This week-long series of events happens in November each year and includes the Entrepreneur’s Luncheon with students and faculty, the e-Market where student entrepreneurs can sell their wares and services, the Everyday Innovations exhibition of creativity and innovation. New Venture Seed Grants: Each Fall and Spring we have an opportunity for students to apply for seed money to research or start a venture. Ventures can be commercial, social, artistic, cultural, scientific, for-profit or non-profit. The students attend a series of four workshops as they go through the application process. Student Entrepreneurs in Action Group: With the guidance of a faculty advisor, student entrepreneurs meet weekly to discuss the challenges and successes of their ventures, creating a unique support and learning group. ICE Program Inspires and Equips Wake Students… E-Lab Speakers: Every semester the Center sponsors successful entrepreneurs or innovators to give talks to the students of the ESE minor on how to succeed in the world of entrepreneurship. TEDxWakeForestU: In February 2012 we held our first TEDx event with over 1,400 attendees. This has become an annual event and one that is eagerly anticipated by both the student body and the community. Conferences: In the Fall each year, the E- Society sponsors a trip to the Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization conference, where students meet and exchange ideas with other current and aspiring student entrepreneurs. Students also attend other conferences throughout the year. Entrepreneurship Society: The E- Society is a group of students interested in entrepreneurship, many of whom are already entrepreneurs. They sponsor events and encourage each other in their entrepreneurial endeavors. Entrepreneurial Summer Fellows: In the Spring we provide an opportunity for students to apply for stipends to pursue an What would you design if you had the power to create whatever you wanted? “Through my minor, Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise, I took a class entitled ‘Creativity and Innovation’. This class has been at the forefront of my creative development. I’ve learned so much about what it means to be creative, as well as different ways to grow and develop in my creative process. From partaking in a Transformation Process to creating Everyday Innovations, my creativity is flourishing and gaining new depths and dimensions.” Lexi Washington, ‘15 New This Year… Innovator in Residence: In Spring 2014, the CICE launched an Innovator in Residence program whereby an innovative entrepreneur is invited to participate in teaching a class and in a series of events designed to highlight the role of innovation in an entrepreneurial endeavor. Entrepreneur in Residence & Mentorship: Fall of 2014 saw the initiation of the Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) program. The EiR is an experienced and successful entrepreneur who advises students and faculty/staff on their ventures and endeavors, coaches students to compete in business plan competitions and teaches workshops. Importantly, one of the main responsibilities of this role this year is to set up and manage a robust mentoring network, drawing on alumni, parents and the community to support our student entrepreneurs. entrepreneurial venture over the summer. Students may also work with an entrepreneur or work in an industry in which they want to launch a venture of their own. The blog of their experiences is under the News tab at entreprenurship.wfu.edu. Annual Awards Banquet: In April, the year culminates with the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards Banquet where awards are given to those who have excelled in innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.