Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > WFU awards entrepreneurship grants

Abstract:
Wake Forest University has awarded nine grants totaling $23,500 from the Chambers Family Fund for Entrepreneurship to seven student ventures and two faculty initiatives.

WFU awards entrepreneurship grants

Winston-Salem, NC | Posted on December 17th, 2007

The family of John Chambers, chief executive officer of Cisco Systems, established the fund with a $1 million endowment gift in August 2002 to promote the advancement of entrepreneurial activities involving the Internet and other technological commerce. The fund now totals more than $1.5 million, and grants, typically ranging from $1,500 to $10,000 each, are awarded twice a year by a provost-appointed committee. Since 2004, the university has approved 52 grant applications and awarded $239,706.

The following projects were approved for fall 2007 funding:

* Justees: For Justice, a Web-based women's knit-top business (justeesforjustice.com) that contributes a portion of its sales to charitable causes such as breast cancer research, was awarded $3,000. Martha Napier, a Fifth-Year Kemper Fellow who completed a studio art major in 2007, is the company's founder. This is her second Chambers grant.
* College-Nation, an online networking site (www.College-Nation.com) designed exclusively for college students, was awarded $500. Seniors Tim Chilleri and Thaddeus Rolle began developing the Web site in spring 2007.
* Out of Line Apparel, a T-shirt company that serves as an online conduit (www.outoflineapparel.com) for students across the country to share their collegiate experience through buying, blogging about and browsing creative college T-shirts designed by students, was awarded $1,000. Seniors Brad Chitty and Phil VanFossan began planning the business in 2006. This is their second Chambers grant.
* BioBotz (www.biobotz.org), an educational entertainment company aimed at teaching children cellular biology through video games, animated cartoons and storybooks, was awarded $3,000. Six sophomores, Mike Metzmaker, Sara Branson, Ashley Edwards, Michael Epstein, Jane Lee and Elizabeth Newman, started the company over the summer after coming up with the idea during a class project in a freshman seminar they had all taken.
* Sandie Golfwear, a women's apparel company specializing in "fashionable and edgy" clothing and accessories for the female junior golfer, was awarded $2,500. Sophomore Laura Ormson is the company's founder. She has reserved her Web domain name, Sandiegolfwear.com, and will use the funds to develop the site.
* The Unique Sheep (theuniquesheep.com), a supplier of hand-dyed specialty yarns and knitting accessories, was awarded $4,000. Laura Bullins, a Fifth-Year Kemper Fellow who completed her anthropology major in 2007, founded the company.
* Filigree Nanotech Inc., an early-stage company seeking to develop nanomaterials that dramatically boost electrical conductivity, was awarded $3,000. Claude Hou, a Babcock Graduate School of Management MBA candidate, and an associate, Chang Chen, a doctoral student in Belgium, are developing the company.
* The Electronic Entrepreneurship Network, a proposed virtual network that would connect Wake Forest student entrepreneurs with mentors, industry professionals, service providers, potential investors and archived resources, was awarded $5,500. Bren Varner, program director for the University Center for Entrepreneurship, is leading development of the network.
* Images of Religious Hatred: Resisting Religious Intolerance through Education, a class project to develop a proposed Web site, was awarded $1,000. Lynn Neal, assistant professor of religion, plans to have students in her spring 2008 course, Religious Intolerance in the United States, create a site featuring images of religious hatred accompanied by historical context, art analysis and discussion questions to foster dialogue about and education on the issue.

Applicants seeking spring 2008 funding from the Chambers Family Fund for Entrepreneurship must submit their applications by Feb. 8.

Fortune Small Business magazine rates Wake Forest's entrepreneurship programs among the top 26 collegiate programs nationwide.

####

About Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the liberal arts and in graduate and professional education.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Eric Frazier
(336) 758-5237


Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

Copyright © Wake Forest University

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Announcements

Raman Whispering Gallery Detects Nanoparticles September 1st, 2014

Nanoscale assembly line August 29th, 2014

New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits August 29th, 2014

New Vice President Takes Helm at CNSE CMOST: Catherine Gilbert To Lead CNSE Children’s Museum of Science and Technology Through Expansion And Relocation August 29th, 2014

Energy

Novel 'butterfly' molecule could build new sensors, photoenergy conversion devices August 28th, 2014

Aspen Aerogels, Inc. to Present at Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference August 27th, 2014

Competition for Graphene: Berkeley Lab Researchers Demonstrate Ultrafast Charge Transfer in New Family of 2D Semiconductors August 26th, 2014

Chemical reaction yields "tapes" of porphin molecules: Flexible tapes from the nanoworld August 13th, 2014

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Rice physicist emerges as leader in quantum materials research: Nevidomskyy wins both NSF CAREER Award and Cottrell Scholar Award August 20th, 2014

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Receives the 2014 Microscopy Today Innovation Award for blueDrive Photothermal Excitation August 18th, 2014

AQUANOVA receives Technology Leadership Award 2014 FROST & SULLIVAN honors NovaSOL® Technology again August 12th, 2014

Focal blood-brain-barrier disruption with high-frequency pulsed electric fields August 12th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE