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Wond’ry named Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center

Oct. 24, 2018—The Wond’ry was named an Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center at the annual Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers conference, held last week in Chicago.

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VU teams take top two slots, $45K at 36|86 student pitch competition

Aug. 30, 2018—Two teams of Vanderbilt University entrepreneurs involved with the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps training program took home the top prizes at Tuesday’s 36|86: Student Edition pitch competition.

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NSF I-Corps program gives boost to commercializing prosthetic ankle

Jul. 6, 2018—The seven-week program can be arduous, but teams save much time later by avoiding missteps thanks to their extensive research and the mentoring they receive.

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Entrepreneurial brothers open music-industry access through Wond’ry advising

Jun. 14, 2018—Jeremy and Jason Burchard—whose startup, RootNote, invests in promising musicians so talented artists can become their own companies and brands—are music entrepreneurship advisers at the Wond'ry.

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Grajewski named to 2018 40 Under 40 list

Apr. 19, 2018—Robert Grajewski, the inaugural Evans Family Executive Director at the Wond’ry, has been named to the Nashville Business Journal's 40 Under 40 list for 2018.

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Venture capitalist Bruce Evans shares entrepreneurial fundraising advice at Engineering’s Chambers Lecture

Mar. 1, 2018—School of Engineering alumnus Bruce Evans discussed his journey from Vanderbilt to the venture capital industry and offered some fundraising advice during the Spring 2018 Chambers Lecture.

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Foreign press wowed by the Wond’ry, women entrepreneurs

Dec. 8, 2017—Eighteen journalists from Afghanistan to Vietnam visited the Wond'ry Dec. 7 to learn how it, and programs campus-wide, help women entrepreneurs.

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Career ended by devastating crash, cyclist turns toward curing sepsis

Nov. 2, 2017—Sinead Miller was headed for the Olympic games. Now, thanks to a Department of Defense grant to find new sepsis treatments, the Vanderbilt Ph.D. has developed a device that cleans the blood.

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The Wond’ry lands $500K I-Corps site grant, ramps up efforts to launch start-ups

Sep. 1, 2017—The I-Corps site grant will support programs to match students and faculty with teams of experienced professionals who can teach, guide and mentor them as they pursue startup endeavors. Participating teams receive grants to help them interact with potential customers and explore the commercial potential of devices they’ve designed.

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Engineering’s Chambers Lecture is April 4: Smart jewelry to the rescue

Mar. 17, 2017—Ph.D.-turned-entrepreneur Jerry Wilmink — founder and CEO of WiseWear Corp., a digital health company that develops wearable technology products for fitness and medical applications — will deliver the School of Engineering's Chambers Family Entrepreneurship Lecture on April 4.

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Vanderbilt’s Wond’ry receives grant to bolster entrepreneur education program

Feb. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University’s innovation center, the Wond’ry, has received a $30,000 grant from VentureWell for one of its flagship entrepreneur education programs.

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‘Pre-Flight’ course for startups offered to Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff

Sep. 28, 2016—Think you’ve got an idea that could become the next Facebook or Google, but you’re not sure how to get it off the ground? Turning ideas into action is the aim of a new, seven-week Pre-Flight course, developed by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, and offered in partnership with Vanderbilt’s Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization (CTTC) and the Wond’ry.

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