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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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Hadley Designs: From Baby Shower Invites to Home Decor

Hadley Designs is a husband-and-wife venture specializing in stationery and gift-related products, from baby shower invites to home decor. Starting as a hobby, the couple’s custom-order wedding invitation business pivoted into selling products on Amazon and has exploded over the past few years — now, they dominate the stationery and gift categories they sell in […]

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No Society Media: Making Professional Video & Photos Accessible for Everyone

Professional video and photo production quality is often not an option for small businesses and personal projects, but Syd Ostendorf is changing that as the founder of No Society Media and an entrepreneurship and film student at the University of Utah. Ostendorf’s company aims to make high-end, commercial work accessible to everyone. She wants to […]

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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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How Jared Pieper ‘Entrepreneured’ His Apple Career

In his senior year of undergraduate degree at the University of Utah, Jared Pieper realized something was missing in his engineering program. “The concepts were interesting, but the type of work I realized I might be doing didn’t fit my personality,” he said. “I wasn’t excited by the prospect of doing simulations by myself, sitting […]

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Master of Business Creation Program Announces New Co-Directors

The award-winning Master of Business Creation (MBC) program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business announced new leadership. Professors and experienced entrepreneurs Paul Brown and Taft Price are now co-directors of the program, while the founding director, Jack Brittain, starts transitioning to retirement while continuing to teach leadership in the MBC program, […]

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