HelloGM: Empowering Hoteliers with Data Science

Co-founders Viral Shah and Dhaval Chokshi are empowering hoteliers with their startup HelloGM, which provides a single interface to see data from disparate property management systems easily compiled, analyzed, and utilized. A data-science-focused endeavor, the pair grew the company as members of the Master of Business Creation program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles […]

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Taft Price Q&A: Entrepreneurs are Team Players

Taft Price is a clinical professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. A co-director and lecturer in the Master of Business Creation program, a partnership between Lassonde Entrepreneurship Institute and the Eccles School, Price is an experienced entrepreneur. He is the co-founder […]

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Kathy Hajeb Q&A: Helping Students and Aspiring Entrepreneurs Find Their ‘Why’

Kathy Hajeb is a director at the top-10 ranked Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and associate professor for the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the David Eccles School of Business. She is one of the minds behind the nationally acclaimed Lassonde Studios facility and the new Lassonde+X program, which allows university students to link any major […]

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Well-being Elevated: The Power of Positive Psychology

Accessible mental health services have become more important now more than ever, and fourth-year psychology and social entrepreneurship major Alexander Becraft is determined to do something about it. Becraft and his team (Ayana Amaechi, Merry Joseph, Michelle Valdes, Mitchell Wulfman, and Ryan Jackson) have created an initiative called Well-being Elevated to bring the teachings of […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Get a Master’s Degree for Entrepreneurs

Around the world, the number of entrepreneurs and startups has spiked. As demand for these innovators, creative thinkers, and problem-solvers grows, so do academic offerings. Whether or not you’ve sought an undergraduate degree in entrepreneurship, a master’s designed for entrepreneurs is a great next step in your educational pursuits. If you’re already running a company, preparing […]

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Tina Ziemek Q&A: Successful Entrepreneurs are Compassionate, Curious & Can Find Humor in Failure

Tina Ziemek is a computer science Ph.D., startup founder, and adjunct instructor in the University of Utah’s Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy in the David Eccles School of Business. Ziemek spent years in Silicon Valley working for various startups and entrepreneurs before deciding to pursue her own venture. She brings a unique background in games […]

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U Researcher Receives $75,000 Grant from Kauffman Foundation to Study Diversity of Entrepreneurs

How does the personal background of entrepreneurs influence the products they create and sell? Josh Feng, an assistant professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, is answering this question with a new $75,000 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a non-profit that supports […]

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