Posts Tagged with “entrepreneurship”

University’s international business program rises to 27th in Bloomberg Businessweek ranking; entrepreneurship jumps by 26 points

May 25th, 2012

In this video, Dr. Madan Annavarjula, director of Bryant's IB program, and Giovani Feroce, CEO of Alex and Ani, discuss the IB program's business practicum.

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Bryant University's international business program is now ranked 27th in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek, which released rankings of 14 specialty business programs earlier this month.

International business (IB) is among the University's fastest-growing undergraduate academic programs, with enrollment more than doubling between 2006 (with 150 students) and 2012 (with 322 students). Last year, the IB program ranked 41st.

Another Bryant program — entrepreneurship, currently offered as a minor and a concentration — is rising quickly in the Bloomberg Businessweek rankings. Debuting last year at 97th, the program shot up 26 points to a ranking of 71st this year. Beginning in January 2013, Bryant will offer a concentration in social entrepreneurship as well.

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Mastering marketing is key to entrepreneurs’ success

February 13th, 2012

The Providence Business News reports on the New England Entrepreneurship Conference sponsored by the Bryant chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization.

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Regional entrepreneurship conference at Bryant U. features build-a-brand contest, keynote speakers

January 26th, 2012

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - Registration is now open for the Bryant University New England Entrepreneurship Conference, to be held from 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 through 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, on the University's campus, 1150 Douglas Pike.

The event, sponsored by the Bryant Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization, the country's top chapter, offers practical interactive experiences for students in the Northeast who are studying entrepreneurship and people who participate in entrepreneurial-based organizations. Workshops will be taught by experts in the fields of new venture creation, traditional and online marketing, and financial management.

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How I did it: Matt Wilson on launching Under30CEO.com

January 26th, 2012

In this Q&A with Business Insider, Matt Wilson '08 shares his top three challenges for creating Under30CEO.com and how he overcame them.

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Channel surfing? Catch these two Bryant alumni

January 13th, 2012

The elevator pitch is something every Bryant first-year student learns, and Dave Greco '00 will give the elevator pitch of his life on Jan. 27 when he tries to persuade a panel of investors to back his business idea on the ABC reality show Shark Tank.

"I beat out 30,000 other competitors to get on the show, had Mark Cuban (owner of the Dallas Mavs NBA team) eating out of the palm of my hand and told the gazillionare Daymond John (creator of FUBU 'For Us By Us' clothing) to be quiet because he was obnoxious — which had the producers screaming and laughing - that's never happened on the show before," Greco wrote in an e-mail about his experience as one of 20 contestants selected to appear in season three.

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Catching the business bug in nation’s capital

December 14th, 2011

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Tweets like this can make a person like me sit up and take notice:

Harris Roberts '14 of Farmington, Maine, was tweeting from his hotel in Washington, D.C. He was one of approximately 100 college students from around the country who had been selected to attend a White House event focusing on entrepreneurship.

He left the day-long event with a network of mentors, a headful of practical advice, a handful of internship offers, a reading list and an entrepreneurial spark:

The event, organized by the Young Entrepreneur Council as part of the Obama administration's celebration of National Entrepreneurship Month, featured a panel of entrepreneurs 30 or younger who are generating buzz in the business world.

– Tracie Sweeney

Bryant’s Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization #1 in US

November 8th, 2011

GoLocalProv.com and Providence Business News report on the Bryant CEO's recent award naming it the top chapter in the nation.

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Bryant student entrepreneur organization named nation’s best for fourth time in five years

November 6th, 2011

SMITHFIELD, R.I. - For the fourth time in five years, Bryant University's Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO) has been named the best chapter in the country. The announcement was made Oct. 29 at the CEO national convention in Fort Worth, Texas.

The award to Bryant recognizes the outstanding tools, workshops, guest speakers and hands-on learning activities the chapter has sponsored in the past year. "Moreover, the club has nurtured and supported young entrepreneurs who have actually launched businesses while here on campus," said Michael A. Roberto, Trustee Professor of Management, who with M. Cary Collins, Trustee Professor of Entrepreneurship, advises the club.

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Student entrepreneurs brainstorm a business

October 24th, 2011

Bryant students taking part in a Startup Weekend at Providence College spend 54 hours with other college students and professionals to come up with a new idea for a business.

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Alumna finds high-heel fashion success with hand-painted shoes

September 18th, 2011

This feature takes a look at the path recent graduate Mallory Musante took to launch her hand-painted shoe business.

"I originally went to Bryant thinking I'd get a corporate job," she said, but after seeing Hilary Swank's character take a shoemaking class in P.S. I Love You, "everything changed. It's a great combination of my passions. I get to be creative through the design part, but also get to use the business side of me."

Musante is an example of how Bryant students can have an impact "right out of the box," says Bryant "start-up coach" Sandra Potter.

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