Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Justin Jory: From JD/MBA to Search Fund Partner

BYU JD/MBA alumni Justin Jory joins Marriott MBA Today to tell us about his exciting journey from Investment Banking on Wall Street, to Private Equity in Utah, and now running his own Search Fund. Justin also teaches a very popular … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship at BYU

What resources does BYU offer to entrepreneurs? Spencer Behrend and Austin Graff talk about the Graduate Entrepreneur Association and Miller New Venture Challenge.

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Cowboy Kolaches, a BYU start-up having “sweet” success in business competitions & in the marketplace

BYU MBA student Derek Johnson has figured out a way to mass produce kolaches, speeding the process up 50x. Derek founded his company Cowboy Kolaches and partnered with another BYU MBA, John Christensen, to win more than $60K in several … Continue reading

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Going Global: What this means for BYU’s VCIC Team

MBA students bring home a very special award as they compete in the global competition for the third year.

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Larry Miller: A Legacy Lives on through the Miller New Venture Challenge

Find out how the Marriott School’s Miller New Venture Challenge got its name, meet Gail Miller, and hear from some of the MNVC winners.

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Why all the business growth in Utah? The Governor’s Office of Economic Development sheds some light.

Adobe, Boeing, eBay, Goldman Sachs, the list goes on….why are these global businesses and many more establishing operations in Utah? Why are thriving local start-ups like Qualtrics and 1-800 CONTACTS staying put? The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) sat … Continue reading

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Storeeze.com, BYU MBA Nick Perry’s Start-up

Marriott MBA Today sat down with Storeeze.com founder Nick Perry, who is studying entrepreneurship and graduates with his MBA in April. Learn how Nick and his team identified a pain, created a solution, and then validated their idea with real … Continue reading

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Meet Your TA: Katherine Rasmussen

Learn how second year MBA student, Katherine Rasmussen, juggles her own classes, TA responsibilities for Mike Swenson’s Business Marketing class, and managing the two small business she owns. Katherine shares some great advice to help students get the most out … Continue reading

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Rick Smith wins prize at Big Idea Pitch 2013 (Miller New Venture Challenge)

Rick Smith was one of the winners of the Big Idea Pitch competition that is is held each year as part of the Miller New Venture Challenge. The Miller NVC is the largest university entrepreneurship competition in the world, and … Continue reading

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Kickstarter: How Small Investments from Many Can Launch a Product

Do want to get your business funded? Learn how Kickstarter, a funding program for new ventures, can connect you with the cash you need to launch new projects.

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