Jackie Davis, M.Ed., MBA
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute
Georgia State University
55 Park Place, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30303
March 13, 2019 – Atlanta, GA | Encouraging design thinking and innovation among Georgia State University students has always been the focus for Dr. Isabelle Monlouis, Professor of Practice and Associate Director of the H.J. Russell Center for Entrepreneurship. Therefore, it was no surprise when it was announced that Georgia State was among the 17 institutions receiving an award to support the creation or improvement of courses and programs that engage students in STEM-based entrepreneurship. The $28,000 award will support the creation of the WomenLead Innovation and Entrepreneurship program for female students. The program will provide students with assistance through the process of building a profitable and scalable solution to a validated customer problem. Through its innovation-driven academic approach, the program provides access to funding, facilitates mentorship, and challenges students to use emerging technologies to create and innovate on business models.
VentureWell is a private 501c(3) organization that funds and trains faculty and students innovators to create successful, socially beneficial businesses. Their mission is to create experiential learning opportunities for students and catalyze student-led ventures to promote a positive social and environmental impact. VentureWell’s early stage funding and training opportunities have supported the creation of more than 230 new businesses across an array of industries.
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute is honored to have faculty committed to seeking opportunities for our student entrepreneurs. We are proud to have Dr. Monlouis, a VentureWell Faculty Grantee member, on our team. Learn more about the Faculty Grants program here.