Executive Director Blogs

Think you’ve got a great idea? Stop talking, start listening

Executive Director Blog One of the biggest challenges for first-time entrepreneurs is falling too much in love with their ideas. You’ve spent so many sleepless nights with it, so many fascinated days, watched it grow – and now it’s your baby. That’s understandable,...

Familiar refrain in Nashville is collaborate, don’t compete

Robert Grajewski is the center’s executive director. He described himself as a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist who has worked in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. The Wond’ry opened in November 2016. Grajewski reports directly to Vanderbilt’s provost and...

Five gifts that show the entrepreneur in your life you care

Executive Director Spotlight Can you believe it’s already time to start racking our brains about what gifts to give our friends, families and colleagues for the holiday season? That choice may be particularly hard to make with the budding entrepreneurs we know and...

Four steps to figuring out if the Why Would Yous are actually right

If one is the loneliest number, entrepreneurship is the loneliest endeavor, especially in the beginning. At even a small company, you’ve got colleagues to bounce ideas and concepts off of. There are supplies and support. On the other hand, entrepreneurs launch their...