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The ups and downs of ‘The Beauty Bean’

Long before People StyleWatch named her “The DIY Beauty Queen,” Alexis Wolfer had the DIY mentality as she set out to create “The Beauty Bean,” an online women’s magazine that would change the way women talk about beauty, health and wellness.
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Student startup GiftAMeal gaining national attention

The buzz continues about GiftAMeal, a startup incubated with the help of Washington University students. The venture had two wins at the RECESS Pitch Competition in Los Angeles: the Audience Choice Award and an award for best explanation video. The startup also locked in its first major corporate deal.
Olin Business School announced the formation of the new George and Carol Bauer Leadership Center May 10. Celebrating the announcement were (from left): Kurt Dirks, senior associate dean of programs and the Bank of America Professor of Managerial Leadership; George and Carol Bauer; and Stuart Bunderson, associate dean and director of executive programs and the George and Carol Bauer Professor of Organizational Ethics and Governance. (Photo: Jerry Naunheim Jr./Washington University)

$5 million gift to fund new George and Carol Bauer Leadership Center at Olin Business School

With a $5 million commitment, Washington University in St. Louis has announced it will establish the George and Carol Bauer Leadership Center at the Olin Business School. The announcement came May 10, as George Bauer, an emeritus trustee and alumnus of the university, and his wife, Carol, delivered a keynote address about values-based leadership in Knight Hall on the Danforth Campus.
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Celebrate or commemorate?

Recent research has indicated a general consumer preference for experiences over material goods when it comes to giving and receiving gifts. But new findings from researchers at Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis show that major life events might be the exception to that rule.
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Turning humidity into clean drinking water

Social venture WOOTA (Water Out Of Thin Air) is the winner of this year’s School of Engineering & Applied Science’s annual Engineering Discovery Competition (EDC) and will receive $20,000 in cash, as well as $5,000 in legal services from Polsinelli for building a device that turns humidity in the air into clean drinking water.
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Connecting entrepreneurs with resources

The East St. Louis Initiative (ESLI) exists to support East St. Louis entrepreneurs with access to consulting, training, and legal services. In order to provide these services, ESLI connects student volunteers with a budding entrepreneur for four months of intensive support.
Newly adopted rules now allow investors to invest in startups and receive shares, regardless of that investor's net worth. It's a move that a Washington University in St. Louis faculty member says will help level the financial playing field.

WashU Expert: New crowdfunding rules expand entrepreneurial playing field

Today, new rules go into effect that allow anyone to invest in a startup and receive shares of that startup. Previously, the Securities and Exchange Commission required investors backing private companies to have a certain amount of net worth. A Washington University in St. Louis faculty member says the measures will expand the entrepreneurial playing field, to a point.
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