entrepreneurship Archive

Thinking of Joining a Start-up? Here are a Few Considerations

By Rachel Lord (‘13), Strategy and Operations at Clearbit in San Francisco, CA Ninety percent of start-ups fail. With venture backed start-ups, the investor’s business model is to distribute funding in anticipation that a few will produce outsized returns on a relatively short timeline. […]

Alumni Advice: Tips from an Entrepreneur in the Time of COVID-19

By Amy Shack Egan (’14) of Modern Rebel I’ve lived in New York City for five years. In that time I’ve learned to love its complex, unforgiving nature – the push for innovation, hustle, and noise. But several weeks ago, New York City went […]

Navigating Friendship and Business Partnership

Have you ever thought about going into business with a close friend? If so, how do you maintain that friendship while also making crucial and sometimes difficult business decisions? Hear below from Wake Forest alumna Stephanie Lane (’08) on how she manages both a friendship […]

3 Steps to Finding Your Dream Job with Your Dream Team

Written by Ashley Hart, Joy Crook and Stephanie Lane, the co-founders of She Plays, the first US fantasy sports platform exclusively for women’s professional leagues. All three graduated from Wake Forest in 2008. To learn more, check out www.she-plays.com. Remember that time you had […]

TEDx Talk: Strong is the New Pretty featuring Kate Parker (’98)

During the weekend of March 1-2, 2019, alumni women from the across the country will gather on campus for Wake Women’s Weekend. Alumna Kate Parker (’98) will serve as the morning keynote speaker as she shares about her bestselling book, “Strong is the New […]

Third Act: Yes, You Can Start a Business in Retirement

This article from nextavenue.org highlights why your retirement may be the right time for you to start that business you always dreamed about. This post is in collaboration with Camp Third Act, a new signature program to help you contemplate the “third act” of your […]

Skills to Succeed in the Gig Economy

Currently 34% of the workforce is made up of gig workers, and this number is expected to reach 43% by 2020. How can you best prepare yourself to succeed in this new workforce? Stephanie Vozza outlines the 4 Skills that You Need to Succeed […]

Listen Up: A Review of the Best Career-Related Podcasts

By Lauren Beam (’07), Associate Director, Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Wake Forest University Do you love listening to podcasts on a variety of different topics? Well, so do we. And we’ve tracked down some of the best podcasts available on professional and […]

Alumni Advice: What I’ve Learned From Running My Own Business

By Amy Shackelford (’14), Founder/Lead Planner at Modern Rebel & Co. in New York City When I was fresh out of Wake Forest undergrad, I decided to move to Philadelphia, PA to work on a three-person team, in a non-salaried position for a start-up company. […]

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