Nanotechnology Now







Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

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

Leti to Offer Updates on Silicon Photonics Successes at OFC in LA February 27th, 2015

Moving molecule writes letters: Caging of molecules allows investigation of equilibrium thermodynamics February 27th, 2015

Untangling DNA with a droplet of water, a pipet and a polymer: With the 'rolling droplet technique,' a DNA-injected water droplet rolls like a ball over a platelet, sticking the DNA to the plate surface February 27th, 2015

Graphene shows potential as novel anti-cancer therapeutic strategy: University of Manchester scientists have used graphene to target and neutralise cancer stem cells while not harming other cells February 26th, 2015

Energy

In quest for better lithium-air batteries, chemists boost carbon's stability: Nanoparticle coatings improve stability, cyclability of '3DOm' carbon February 25th, 2015

New nanowire structure absorbs light efficiently: Dual-type nanowire arrays can be used in applications such as LEDs and solar cells February 25th, 2015

Learning by eye: Silicon micro-funnels increase the efficiency of solar cells February 25th, 2015

Magnetic nanoparticles enhance performance of solar cells X-ray study points the way to higher energy yields February 25th, 2015

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

Rice's Stephan Link honored for nanoscience research: The Welch Foundation honors ‘rising star’ with $100,000 Hackerman Award February 26th, 2015

Cutting-edge technology optimizes cancer therapy with nanomedicine drug combinations: UCLA bioengineers develop platform that offers personalized approach to treatment February 24th, 2015

QD Vision Named Edison Award Finalist for Innovative Color IQ™ Quantum Dot Technology February 23rd, 2015

Rosetta Team Wins the National Space Society's Science and Engineering Space Pioneer Award February 23rd, 2015

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 1999-2015 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE