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See how University of Utah students contributed to an investment in Liberty & Justice

Liberty & Justice is obviously having a huge impact on its community in Liberia. But the company has also changed the lives of the students at Sorenson Impact Center who worked on securing funding. Impact fellows work with real money and real companies — just like Liberty & Justice — to gain experience that will benefit them in their careers. “One thing they do [...]

2018-08-20T11:34:22-06:00May 28th, 2018|

The ethical implications of fair trade

Fair trade. Those two little words emblazoned on your coffee cup may make you feel like you are saving the world one latte at a time, but do they really have the societal impact you are hoping for? They might, and they might not. It’s an ethical dilemma that requires a burden of responsibility on three parties — the consumer, the agency verifying the [...]

2018-08-20T11:34:13-06:00May 21st, 2018|

Q&A: How Kickstarter is disrupting the startup landscape

Venture capital has long been seen as the go-to funding source for startup companies, fueling disruptive innovation with multi-million dollar investments in companies that have become household names. But now the disrupter is getting disrupted, with crowd-funding models like Kickstarter changing the landscape by allowing entrepreneurs to reach out directly to their audience for funding. To better understand this phenomenon, we sat down with [...]