Archived News Stories

Looking to work or intern for a Startup/Entrepreneurial Venture?

The Career Center and ICE Center are pleased to offer you an opportunity to state your interest in working with entrepreneurs by uploading your resume to the Startup Ventures Resume Book. When you upload your resume into this book, you will have the opportunity to have it searched by entrepreneurs interested in hiring Villanova students and alumni for full-time, internship, and project-based work as their opportunities arise. Click here for more information.

Meyer ICE Awards Expand Across Campus

The ICE Center is pleased to announce the formal expansion of the Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence Award, which has been presented by the ICE Center to a VSB faculty member and graduating VSB student annually since 2009.

Beginning with the current academic year (2012-2013), the ICE Center will grant the following Meyer ICE Awards to our community:

  • 5 student awards (one for a graduating student in each school/college) complete with a trophy and $1,000 prize for each student, and
  • 1 faculty award (any school/college) complete with a trophy and a $2,500 prize.

The expansion of this award program is made possible through the generosity of Patrick Meyer (VSB ’74), Villanova ICE Center Advisory Council member. For more information click here.

Students and faculty can be nominated (self nominations are accepted) through Friday, March 1, 2013 via this form.

Startup Opportunity Fair

Are you interested in working for a startup or entrepreneur? If you thrive in fast-paced, creative environments, then we want to see you at Villanova’s Startup Opportunity Fair. Hear from more than 20 entrepreneurs and startup business owners as they pitch their company and job, internship, or project-based opportunity to you in a quick-fire round of presentations. After the pitches conclude, visit your top choices in a 45 minute open networking session to discuss how you could be a fit for the job. Dress code for this event is business/business casual.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 4:00pm - CEER 001
Interested students and organizations can find out more by clicking here.

Villanova Student Entrepreneurship Competition - Enter Now!

Calling all undergraduate/graduate entrepreneurs: The 2013 VSEC is now open! Do you have an idea for a product, service or new technology? Do you want to win thousands in prize money for that idea? If you are an entrepreneur looking to make an impact in the world with an amazing new idea, consider Villanova's largest entrepreneurship competition, the Villanova Student Entrepreneurship Competition. Click here for more information.

Villanova in the Valley

The ICE Center’s Villanova in the Valley program is designed to expose students from across the Villanova campus to the innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial ecosystem of Silicon Valley. Students will meet and network with other Villanovans and the people who make the Valley go. Potential site visits include startup ventures, Google, Facebook, the Stanford D School, and IDEO. Potential social programs include tourist stops and sightseeing in and around San Francisco and a visit to a local winery.

For more information, view this PDF.

IdeaBounce® on September 24, 2012

The Computing Sciences Department, Beyond Ideas Committee, and the ICE Center will host an IdeaBounce® for students, faculty, or community members interested in hearing about new and innovative ideas from around campus and community.

Post your big idea at and select IdeaBounce - 9/24/2012 as a program to be eligible to pitch. Students from across campus will be on hand and ready to collaborate. Come have fun, provide feedback, and meet others interested in helping ideas move forward. You don’t need to have an idea to attend.

9/24/2012 - 4:30pm - Driscoll Hall Room 134 The event and reception are free and open to everyone.
To post an idea, please click here.

2012-2013 ICE CaPS Program

The 3nd Annual Villanova Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Certificate Program for Sophomores (ICE CaPS) is now accepting applications. Co-sponsored by Student Life and the Villanova ICE Center, this program is designed to give Villanova’s best and brightest sophomores, of all majors and disciplines, the creative, innovative and entrepreneurial skills needed to be successful in the global marketplace!

Congratulations to Dean Patrick Maggitti

Please join the ICE Center and Villanova University in welcoming Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD as the Helen and William O'Toole Dean of the Villanova School of Business.
More information on Dean Maggitti's appointment.

Professor Fiorenza and student John Marrah win 2012 Meyer ICE Awards

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Meyer ICE Award. The Meyer award recognizes the most creative and innovative graduating senior and VSB faculty member annually.

Villanova hosts inaugural TEDxVillanovaU

The inaugural TEDx event at Villanova University, TEDxVillanovaU, was held Wednesday, March 28, in the University’s Connelly Center. The event featured live speakers from the Villanova community sharing how they “Ignite Change,” an appropriate theme for a conference devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” The event consisted of nine live presentations—each no longer than 18 minutes—by alumni, faculty and students. Watch all the dynamic talks at TEDxVillanovaU.

Villanova Student Entrepreneurship Competition

Do you have an amazing idea that you want to take to the next level? A project that you want to turn into something more? The Villanova Student Entrepreneurship Competition (VSEC) is a student competition for currently enrolled Villanova University undergraduate and graduate students. The competition spans one semester and allows students to create the very first parts of a product/service/idea and develop it through two stages of entrepreneurship within the competition. The top three student teams will be awarded prize money (cash).
To enter and for more information, please click here.

Call for nominations: 2012 Meyer ICE Award

The ICE Center is accepting nominations for the 2012 Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence (ICE) Awards until Thursday, March 1, 2012. The ICE Awards were created and endowed by VSB alumnus Patrick Meyer VSB ’74 in honor of the Meyer family (Patrick '74, Edward '86, and C. Paul '28) to recognize a spirit of innovation and creativity that enhances Villanova University or VSB.

Faculty Win Award for Mobile Phone Applications Course

Please join the ICE Center in congratulating Professors Sarvesh Kulkarni, Frank Klassner and Bill Wagner on receiving the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation for their development and implementation of the Mobile Phone Applications Course.
For more information on the Mobile Applications course click here (PDF).

Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence Award in recognition of Steve Jobs

The Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship at Villanova University presents Steve Jobs with a Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence Award.
Learn more here.

Ignite Change. Go Nova.

"Every one of us knows there is a special feeling at Villanova; however, it can be difficult to explain that feeling to people who aren't part of our community," says President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD. "To expand awareness and understanding of Villanova University, it became evident that we needed a shared language to effectively and consistently talk about exactly who we are."
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