See how college students and recent grads are building their ideas into something real and developing innovation skills, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a strong community along the way. Furthermore, they are igniting change and getting the money to back it up through campus innovation centers and competitions.
- Universities are housing innovation centers at 100’s of campuses across the country, teaching innovation, entrepreneurship and supporting college students and recent grads to drive change in the world.
- And there’s money to support it! Businesses, universities and individuals are donating. Competitions offer rewards at various levels and points of progress. Students at the New Venture Competition will find out on April 16 if they have one an $18K prize to grow their business ($65K total will be awarded!
- An example of an innovated business idea is Shtudy by Geno Miller, where he connects recent engineering grads of color with big businesses looking to hire (watch his video embedded in the show link below)
- Wendy just came off of planning IDEACON, an all-day conference with 1214 (who’s counting) attendees–all about innovation and entrepreneurship for college students and recent grads.
- See links below for all.
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With a background in US and South African presidential campaigns – clarity, communication and deadlines are Wendy’s strength. As a Creative Practitioner and Consultant Wendy brings her expertise in building effective partnerships, strategic planning, board development, measurable outcomes, communication, and workshop facilitation to the table. Wendy is a connecter, a political and community organizer, a logistical wizard, and a visionary advocate/activist for community building and engagement. She has held positions at Harvard’s Museum of Science and Culture and the Graduate School of Design as well as The Science Museum in London, UK and scores of NGO’s, non-profits and social impact businesses nationally and internationally. She is also an Adjunct Faculty member at Boston University within their Graduate Arts Administration Program.
Wendy holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from St. Olaf College and a master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University.