Vishwa Srinivasan knew that Salt Lake City's alleyways could be used for more. So the Eccles School student pitched Salt Lake City officials his idea — using the alleyways for concerts. The city liked the idea so much that they gave Srinivasan a grant from the city's Arts, Culture, and Events Fund, and his pilot concert is set for May 21. Read the full [...]
The Full-Time and Professional MBA programs at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business have continued their upward trajectory in this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s Best Business Schools ranking. The rankings of on-campus MBA programs were released this week, adding to the concurrently released #11 ranking for entrepreneurship (#5 among public schools) at the Eccles School. The Eccles School’s Full-Time MBA advanced to [...]
The newly formed Joan and Tim Fenton Founders Fund, made possible by a $5 million investment from the Joan and Tim Fenton Family Foundation, will support student-founded startups coming out of the University of Utah. This innovative fund will serve as an accelerator for promising businesses that are at an earlier stage than might typically be of interest to traditional venture capital funds. You [...]
The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and the Joan and Tim Fenton Family Foundation today announced the creation of the Joan and Tim Fenton Founders Fund at the David Eccles School of Business, aimed at supporting startup companies formed by business students or others within the broader university network. Created through a $5 million investment by the Fenton Foundation, [...]
Utah Business magazine recently highlighted three successful companies that launched with the support of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and are still thriving today. The leaders of the companies, Neighbor, a peer-to-peer storage platform, Blerp, an app that allows users to share audio clips, and Thirst, a shop that specializes in drinks and treats, shared with Utah Business what has led to their success, including [...]
Utah Business has released its annual 30 Women to Watch list, and one face will be familiar to the Eccles School community. Ruchi Watson, Managing Director of the Goff Strategic Leadership Center, made the list this year. Read her advice to her younger self in Utah Business.
Women of color are driving small-business growth during the pandemic. But many are missing out on help such as the Payroll Protection Plan offered by the federal government, despite having applied. “All of us in economics and strategy are predicting an enormous surge in economic activity due to pent-up demand,” said Lyda Bigelow, associate professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the [...]
Editor’s Note: The David Eccles School of Business is celebrating Earth Day (April 22) this week by sharing stories of Eccles student entrepreneurs and organizations that highlight sustainability. A founder in the Master of Business Creation (MBC) program, Adam Stewart, saw first-hand how renting his basement helped his family growing up, with the payments covering about 70% of their mortgage. With this in mind, [...]
Master of Business Creation student Yasmin Khan is getting some major recognition for her Khalm Skincare line. Her Overnight Oil Elixir was just named one of the Five Best Face Oils to Use in 2021. Read the full article in Forbes, and get your own oil at Khalm Skincare.
Krum is bringing cold brew coffee to the masses. Three Eccles School students recently set out to make a cold brew coffee option that was affordable, natural, and delicious. With the help of the entrepreneurial resources at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, they were able to start a company that has now sold hundreds of items. Learn more about how they got started and where [...]