Wake Forest Law joins Winston-Salem Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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Wake Forest Law is now an official member of the “Winston-Salem Entrepreneurial Ecosystem,” a group of academic, financial and community-based organizations focused on enhancing entrepreneurial growth in Winston Salem in both the for-profit and non-profit arenas.

According to Associate Dean for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Simone Rose, the law school is also developing the Wake Innovation and Launch Lab (“WILL”), a new initiative that will connect Wake Forest University’s vibrant research and development culture with new and promising commercial opportunities in our region.

The Wake Innovation and Launch Lab (WILL) will exist to bring innovative ideas of promise to fruition and offer academic credit to students in the law school, graduate schools and perhaps the college. The Wake Innovation and Launch Lab will do this by identifying ideas that hold the potential to be profitable enterprises and then assembling teams who will work to engage significant challenges that face commercialization and/or implementation efforts.