‘Entrepalooza’ highlights, explores women entrepreneurs, including Professor Simone Rose

Photo of Professor Simone Rose

Simone Rose is an award winning teacher and active scholar writing about intellectual property. Her scholarship includes such cutting edge topics as the intersection of patent law with biotechnology and stem cell research and the ethical issues that these topics present for lawyers and for society.

Wake Forest University’s Center for Entrepreneurship hosted a two-day “Entrepalooza” conference on April 12 and April 13. Entrepalooza brought together innovators and world-class leaders to explore the thriving, growing, and influential field of entrepreneurship. The topic of Women and Entrepreneurship was featured at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 13, in the ZSR Library, Room 404. The conference was free and open to the public.

“It’s a tremendous opportunity to learn more about business start-ups and innovation from those who have experience and to gain insight and valuable feedback that can enhance ideas,” said Dan Cohen, executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurship.

Following Deac Tank on Friday, the “Women and Entrepreneurship” panel included: Diana Kander, Innovation Catalyst and New York TIme’s bestselling author; Steve Nelson, Wake Forest alumnus and co-founder of Carbon Inc.;  Professor Simone Rose, Wake Forest School of Law’s associate dean for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and Rebeccah Byer, Wake Forest adjunct professor and executive director/founder of The Olio. These entrepreneurs shared their insights and diverse perspectives about how to be a successful and competitive entrepreneur in the mostly male-dominated industry.

The priority of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Wake Forest is to educate and inspire entrepreneurial leaders through engaged teaching, coaching, and mentoring within the vibrant entrepreneurial culture, according to its website.