Wake Forest University

7:20 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Entrepreneurs Join Artists on Crowdfunding Sites

Entrepreneurs are vying with artists to raise capital on crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
Credit Valor American Home

  Kickstarter launched in 2009 and quickly created a buzz among artists, musicians and filmmakers looking for alternative ways to fund and distribute their creations.  Now traditional entrepreneurs are trying to use such sites to launch their businesses as well.  WFDD's Audrey Fannin discusses the new way to raise capital with Justin Catanoso, a contributing writer for the Business Journal and director of Wake Forest University's journalism program.  

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5:04 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Entrepreneural Immigrants Have Made It in America

A view of Genesis Aviation's shop
Credit Genesis Aviation

Immigrants have long come to our country to create the businesses they envisioned and live the American Dream.  This week, the Business Journal is profiling some of these very successful entrepreneurs.  Business Journal contributing writer Justin Catanoso, who is also director of Wake Forest University's journalism program, visited our studios to discuss these immigrants who have ‘Made it in America' with WFDD's Audrey Fannin.

Correction: Yuni Nguyen, owner of the American Language Academy in Greensboro, was misidentified as male in the report. Our apologies to Ms. Nguyen!

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Regional Growth
7:00 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Downtown University Campus to Anchor Greensboro Development on South Elm

Rendering of the downtown university campus on South Elm Street in Greensboro
Credit Opportunity Greensboro

This week, a parcel of land on South Elm Street in Greensboro was identified as the site of the future downtown university campus, which will provide a collaborative space for the city's seven colleges and universities. The broader development goals for the 7.5-acre location are the topic of this weekly discussion on Triad business issues with Business Journal contributing writer - and Wake Forest University journalism program director - Justin Catanoso and WFDD's Audrey Fannin.

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6:24 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Maya Angelou Among Those Celebrating WFU's Dignity and Respect Campaign

Wake Forest University campaign for dignity and respect will be celebrated at an event Wednesday afternoon.
Credit OregonDOT via flickr

  Wake Forest University is working to create a culture of diversity and inclusion.  For the last month, the school has been using a 'Tip of the Day' to prompt discussions and activities among students, faculty and staff to promote respect for differences.  Members of the campus community are also encouraged to take a pledge to treat everyone with dignity and respect.  Wednesday afternoon, renowned author Maya Angelou will be among those celebrating the campaign.   

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Craft Breweries
1:30 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Small Breweries = Big Business in the Triad

Craft breweries are big business in the Triad.
Credit Bernt Rostad via flickr

Craft breweries are a $10 billion industry in North Carolina, and employ more than a thousand people in the Triad alone. Justin Catanoso, a contributing writer with the Business Journal and director of Wake Forest University's journalism program, discusses the growth of this industry in the Triad with WFDD's Audrey Fannin.

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