Loyola University Maryland

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship


November 4 - Baltipreneurs Kickoff

 Loyola students, faculty, staff, and community members with businesses or innovative social ventures to participate in accelerator program beginning Nov. 14! 

November 26 - Lange Lounge Design Contest Deadline

Makerspaces are fun & innovative places that inspire creativity, open-mindedness, & the entrepreneurial spirit! Lange Innovation Lounge will be a multidisciplinary room filled with prototyping & creativity tools to provide students of all backgrounds the means to explore their innovation ambitions. Because the lounge is a space designed by students for students, we are asking our community how you would design & paint our newest Makerspace? The competition is open to current Loyola undergraduate students. Submissions can be made in any medium -- digital, canvas, photography, sculpture. Even rough drafts of designs will be accepted -- we will work with the artist to further the winning design if it shows potential. 

Submissions should be sent via email to innovation@loyola.edu with the subject line "Lange Competition". Standard file formats are accepted -- Please include your name, email address, class year, & major. The winner is selected by a panel of students, staff, & faculty involved with the operations of the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. In addition to a $500 visa card, the artist's work will be represented in the Lange Innovation Lounge, & a plaque will be displayed to honor the artist. The winner is notified via email, & announcements will be made on social media, Loyola Today, & this site. Please email your submissions by Tuesday, November 26th.

November 21 + December 5 - Startup Executive in Residence

Mustafa Wahid is an award-winning entrepreneur and co-founder/CEO of TransitioningU, an early-stage educational technology start-up, whose mission is to transform a billion students' lives within the next decade. During his time at Loyola, Mustafa served as a member of Green and Green, the Japanese Jiu-Jitsu club, and the starting goaltender for the Loyola Club Roller Hockey Team. He earned his B.S. in biology/psychology from Loyola University Maryland. He did his graduate work at the University of Baltimore as the first to be enrolled in both the prestigious entrepreneurship fellows program and the MBA program. Mustafa is proud of being the first in his family to go to college.

Mustafa's Office Hours are November 21st 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM, and December 5th 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

To schedule an appointment for student office hours with Mustafa, please visit our scheduling page.

December 6 - Startup Legal Advisor in Residence

Swata Gandhi is corporate attorney at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP. Swata is a corporate and transactional attorney with over 20 years of experience and works with businesses of all sizes to assist businesses with significant transactions that help them adapt to the marketplace and support their daily operations. Swata is experienced in counseling and assisting clients on a range of matters, from protection and commercialization of intellectual property and licensing agreements to entity formation and restructuring. Swata Gandhi has spent the last 12 years as an in-house lawyer, including most recently as the General Counsel, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of DAP Products Inc., a leading manufacturer of caulks, sealants, spray foams and other home improvement products. Swata is an active board member with Medstar Harbor Hospital, the Center for Urban Families and Higher Achievement-Baltimore. In addition, Swata was a recipient of the Distinguished Women's award by the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, a Top 100 Woman in Maryland and Leadership in Law both by the Daily Record.

Swata's Office hours are October 4th 12:00 - 2:00 PM and December 6th 12:00 - 2:00 PM

To schedule an appointment for student office hours with Swata, please visit our scheduling page.

December 10 - Holiday Open House

You are invited to the CI&E Holiday Open House! Come enjoy delicious seasonal fare on Tuesday, December 10 from 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM, Sellinger Hall 218. RSVP requested - contact mvargas@loyola.edu


Students sitting along a wall chatting in front of ideas taped to the wall
Course Snapshot

Creativity that leads to change

Design thinking course helps student entrepreneurs bring ideas to life.