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The PPP program could be leaving women of color entrepreneurs behind

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 [...]

2021-04-27T13:38:02-06:00April 27th, 2021|

Backyard Estates: A student-created sustainable housing solution

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, [...]

2021-04-21T09:01:34-06:00April 21st, 2021|

Eccles students launch cold brew coffee company from their basement

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 [...]

2021-03-01T10:37:23-06:00March 1st, 2021|

Celebrating our Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate Graduates

In 2017, leaders at the University of Utah College of Engineering and the David Eccles School of Business recognized a vital intersection between engineering and entrepreneurship – which launched the Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate (EEC). The unique hybrid of business, entrepreneurship, innovation and law courses has proven to be in-demand across both undergraduate and graduate engineering students. Fast forward to 2019, and the first student to [...]

2021-01-11T12:39:08-06:00January 11th, 2021|

Eccles ranked top 10 for entrepreneurship for 2021 by Princeton Review

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah received another top 10 ranking for entrepreneurship today as the Princeton Review ranked its undergraduate entrepreneurship program No. 10 and its graduate program No. 16 for 2021. The new undergraduate ranking adds to a series of top 10 rankings for the Eccles School from organizations including US News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek. “Entrepreneurship is one of [...]

2020-11-17T09:22:08-06:00November 17th, 2020|

Creating your own career: Women in entrepreneurship

The Women in Entrepreneurship Alumnae Panel brought together creative minds from across the University of Utah to share their experiences as real-world entrepreneurs. Participants included Camryn Polansky of the Lassonde Founders student group; Juliana Duran, small-business owner and entrepreneur; Anne Bastien, Program Director at Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute; Justin Kahn, Instructor in the Master of Business Creation program at the David Eccles School of [...]

2020-10-26T14:31:34-06:00October 27th, 2020|

Eccles School launches postdoctoral program in Entrepreneurship & Strategy

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business launched a new postdoctoral fellowship program with the hire of Maria Kurakina, a young scholar with a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Postdoctoral programs provide recent Ph.D. graduates with an opportunity to grow their expertise and publish original research, while also [...]

2021-03-03T10:03:28-06:00September 29th, 2020|

In the news: Master of Business Creation adapts to COVID-19

This past school year, the David Eccles School of Business Launched the Master of Business Creation (MBC) program, which was designed specifically with entrepreneurs and startup companies in mind. The original founding class consisted of 26 students and 20 startups, with classes, meetings, and grades specifically geared toward driving the startup’s success.  In an article on universitybusiness.com, Thad Kelling articulates how the global pandemic [...]

2020-07-02T17:01:53-06:00July 2nd, 2020|