16 founders graduate from Master of Business Creation program in class of 2021

Sixteen founders graduated in the class of 2021 from the award-winning Master of Business Creation (MBC) program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business in May. This is the second group to graduate from this unique program designed specifically for entrepreneurs. Graduating MBC founders are leading 13 startups ranging from hotel-management software […]

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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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Josh Feng Q&A: Entrepreneurs Create Benefits for Individuals, Consumers & Communities

Josh Feng is an assistant professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. After receiving an undergraduate degree AB in applied mathematics from Harvard College, he pursued a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. His research interests are in intellectual property, entrepreneurship, and […]

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Jack Brittain Q&A: Success is about Making Real Connections

Jack Brittain is a professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, as well as the Pierre Lassonde Presidential Chair in Entrepreneurship. He designed the Master of Business Creation program, a partnership between the Eccles School and the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, which was […]

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