Tag Archives: entrepreneurship

April 06

Garrett Gee: Make Your Own Career

Swim with sperm whales in Dominica—check. Visit an underground city in Turkey—check. Canyoneer in Indonesia—check. See the annual lantern festival in Thailand; swim with penguins in the Galapagos; and kayak with dolphins in Australia—check, check, check! Known as the Bucket List Family, former BYU students Garrett and Jessica Gee and their children spoke in an assembly […]

March 28

World Record Holder Continues to Build

To remedy their boredom one summer afternoon in 2009, Jeffrey Handy and his high school buddies decided to get a trailer, fill it with cardboard boxes, and build a giant fort in his friend’s backyard. To their surprise, the fort built from two hundred boxes attracted more than three hundred spectators and earned them the […]

March 10

Startup Boot Camp Tests Business Savvy

Students from majors all over campus gather early on a Saturday morning for an eight-hour class on innovating and testing ideas. It’s their first and their last lecture of the semester, and once it’s over, they have five days to apply what they learned by creating a startup business plan to present to the professor […]

February 08

How to Make an Idea Soar

You know you’re in a class with entrepreneurship professor Michael Hendron when you’re lectured about sailplanes and how they apply to starting and running a business. Hendron would know, since he is highly experienced in both fields. Hendron has loved gliding since he was a kid growing up in northern California, but he didn’t finish […]

December 15

Skyler Carr: Spaceman and Entrepreneur

Skyler Carr grew up dreaming of traveling through space and hunting aliens. His favorite day in grade school included a trip to the Space Center in Pleasant Grove, where he could practice being a spaceman. He never forgot those days, and in 2012 he was devastated to hear the Space Center would be shut down. […]

October 13

Marketing Maven’s Sushi Success

9 a.m.: Wake up 9 a.m. to noon: Do homework 1 or 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Classes (14 credits’ worth) 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Food prep 9 p.m. to midnight: Restaurant open hours Midnight to 1 a.m.: Clean up Get to sleep ASAP Repeat Such is the schedule of marketing junior Jacob Chung […]

October 11

OBHR Lessons from the Caribbean

When two young missionaries lost the trail while hiking Mont Pelée, a volcano on the French Caribbean island of Martinique, Reid Robison had to act quickly. After receiving the news that the two young men had gone missing, Robison, then president of the West Indies Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, […]

July 11

Cotopaxi’s got crowdfunding covered

Cotopaxi has a reputation of generating new and ingenious designs, but its newest product, the Inti 2, takes innovation to a whole new level. The Inti 2 claims to be the “world’s most versatile tent”—a tent that adapts to solo and group campers. The tent saves adventurers the pain of packing or owning numerous or […]

June 23

Entrepreneurship Is a Romp

As a busy neuroscience graduate student and teacher of undergrad psychology courses at Duke University, Stephanie Santistevan-Swett needed a versatile outfit to get her through busy days. Rompers—loose, one-piece garments combining a shirt and pants or shorts—were the perfect mix of comfy and cute, but she was having a hard time finding any with sleeves. So […]

April 26

Innovating in an Established Industry

After selling his first pest control company, serial entrepreneur David Royce got some news that would have made anyone else rejoice: he could live comfortably without working another day in his life. But Royce wasn’t ready for an early retirement. “What’s the fun in that? To live is to grow,” he explains. “Life is about […]

March 17

Making a Splash on Shark Tank

“What’s going on in Provo?” Mark Cuban, a member of the tribunal of investors on ABC’s hit reality series Shark Tank, spouted this question when yet another Utah-based entrepreneur arrived to bait the sharks: BYU grad Garret Gee, founder of Scan. BYU student and alumni entrepreneurs are frequent guests on Shark Tank, pitching their businesses […]

February 25

9 Professors Featured in HBR

When you think of the nation’s most prestigious business programs Harvard, Wharton, or Stanford come to mind. It’s time to add the Marriott School to that list. In the past five years, only faculty from two of these universities published more articles in Harvard Business Review (HBR) than those from Brigham Young University; BYU tied […]

February 18

The Right Things: MBA Director John Bingham

John Bingham doesn’t believe in balance. As the director of the BYU MBA program, he’s got more than a little on his plate. In addition to his Marriott School gig, he’s also the father of five children, bishop in his LDS ward, and a “wannabe” farmer. But for Bingham, life isn’t about balancing various activities; […]

January 21

Making Connections By The Bay

A three-day tour of the Bay Area with a group of fellow college students. Sounds fun, right? But the recent MBA student trip to Silicon Valley held by the Graduate Entrepreneurship Association (GEA) was about a lot more than sightseeing. “This trip is an opportunity to meet with venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and a wide variety of […]

January 18

Chasing the Dream: Minority Entrepreneurs

  Today we commemorate the life of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. and remember the dream he shared with the world. As he fought to end racial discrimination in the United States, King drew on the American Dream rooted in the Declaration of Independence: that all men and women are created equal and […]

December 22

Class Note: Spelling Student Success

It was 6:30 p.m., and Dora Ho-Ellis was still in her office. “Normally, I’m not that hardworking,” she quips. But when the phone rang with a pivotal opportunity for the entrepreneurship education program she spearheaded at Singapore Polytechnic, she was grateful she was there to answer. A rep from the Changi Airport Group was on […]

October 24

CET Mentors Guide The Way for Students

Think about the last time you tried to navigate to a place you’d never been before. How did you do it? Chances are you had the help of a GPS. There may still have been a wrong turn here or there, but there was likely less stress, allowing you to reach your final destination safely […]

October 06

Students Get Their Startups Started

What occupies your mind while walking to class? Waiting for a ride? Trying to fall asleep at night? For Kyle Taylor, it’s always been the same thing—his next big idea. “I kind of have this disease where I’m always thinking of business plans whether it’s commuting to work, in the shower, or on a run,” […]