Reunion University – The Future of Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship

2016-06-10 14.13.43On June 9, 2016, the ICE Institute hosted alumni participating in Reunion Weekend into the Idea Accelerator to explore and experience the future of Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship. Alumni from nearly every school and college at Villanova were present. ICE seeks to engage Villanovans regardless of their academic pursuits or career paths and found alumni in the audience with experience in fashion, engineering, marketing, and startup ventures.

The audience learned first hand how Villanova engages students and our community to support not only entrepreneurial businesses and startups but an entrepreneurial mindset and opportunities to ignite change.

Key take aways for the audience included

  • Villanova’s priority on taking action on ideas and initiatives,
  • ICE programming including Pitch Day and the ICE Challenge, and
  • Opportunities to engage Villanova students in internships and immersion programs (Villanova on Set and Villanova in the Valley).

Of course, no experience with ICE would be complete without a hands on exercise, and our alumni enjoyed participating in one of the creativity exercises we put our students through in the Idea Acclerator.