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Plan to make it a Cyber Summer – at home or abroad

It may still be freezing out, but summer will be here before you know it. And that means deadlines for summer programs are fast approaching. And what better way to spend the summer than earning your Digital Literacy Certificate through the Kahlert Initiative on Technology? Spend the summer building an app and future-proofing your career by learning about blockchain and cryptocurrency. There are two [...]

2022-02-10T12:00:43-07:00February 10th, 2022|

Congratulations to winners of the Daniels Fund ethics competition!

A huge congratulations to the winners of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Undergraduate Case Competition! Students formed five teams to tackle a case that presented several ethical dilemmas during the competition, which took place virtually on Friday, Jan. 28. The teams had about two weeks to prepare their initial ethical analysis of the case and provide their findings in a 15-minute presentation to [...]

2022-02-07T14:49:29-07:00February 7th, 2022|

New Fenton Founders Fund featured in the Deseret News

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 [...]

2022-01-27T12:52:10-07:00January 27th, 2022|

New Fenton Founders Fund to support student-founded startups

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, [...]

2022-01-27T12:50:19-07:00January 27th, 2022|

Congrats to Natalie Gochnour, winner of the 2021 ATHENA Award!

Natalie Gochnour, director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute and associate dean at the David Eccles School of Business, was honored last week by the Salt Lake Chamber with the 2021 ATHENA Leadership Award. The award is the Chamber's highest recognition for women in business, and it is presented to a woman who is an active Chamber member who demonstrates excellence, creativity, and [...]

2021-11-22T22:13:54-07:00November 22nd, 2021|

Announcing the Marriner S. Eccles Institute Rising Scholar in Finance Award for Ph.D. students

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah is proud to announce the Marriner S. Eccles Institute Rising Scholar in Finance Award. Funded through the Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis, the scholarship provides $5,000 per year for the first two years of the Eccles Ph.D. program. This generous award for Ph.D. students with an emphasis in [...]

2021-10-18T11:02:17-06:00October 18th, 2021|

Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative honors students, faculty, staff

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at the David Eccles School of Business hosted its annual awards luncheon in September, honoring award recipients, interns, case competition winners, and more. The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative's goal is to strengthen principle-based ethics education and instill a high standard of ethics in the next generation of business leaders. The Daniels Fund, based in Colorado, sponsors the [...]

2021-10-09T15:13:38-06:00October 9th, 2021|

Confidence, Credibility, & Strategic Leadership

The Goff Strategic Leadership Center theorizes that successful strategic leaders demonstrate skills across six specific dimensions (what we refer to as the Six Principles of Strategic Leadership). This model of leadership indicates that competence in these six areas contributes to high levels of individual, team, and organizational success. Research conducted by faculty at the University of Utah provides insights into each of these principles, and describes specific strategies for how leaders [...]

2021-07-29T12:33:33-06:00July 29th, 2021|

Fintech booming in Utah with help from the Utah Center for Financial Services

This past year has been an enormous one for FinTech in Utah Valley. Galileo, Finicity, Acima, and Divvy all have been acquired for roughly $6 billion. Fintech and tech companies as a whole are increasingly choosing Utah and Salt Lake City specifically as the basecamp to establish their operations. The Utah Center for Financial Services (UCFS) was recently featured in an article about financial [...]

2021-07-26T16:17:57-06:00July 22nd, 2021|

Five inspirational quotes from the Sorenson Impact Summit

The seventh annual Sorenson Impact Summit with SOCAP Global took place May 25 through May 27. The summit featured three days of inspirational conversations around innovations in impact investing, building equitable entrepreneur ecosystems, the future of higher education, and using data to drive impact. This year, the summit gathered virtually, with the objective of delivering a more inclusive and accessible summit. For three days, [...]

2021-06-07T17:24:35-06:00June 7th, 2021|