Posts Tagged with “entrepreneurship”

International business association honors Bryant pair for paper on women entrepreneurs in U.S., India

August 1st, 2011

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - Two members of Bryant University's College of Business faculty have been honored for a research paper that sheds new light on cultural factors contributing to the growth of women-owned businesses.

Sam Beldona, associate professor of management and associate dean of the Graduate School of Business, and Crystal Jiang, assistant professor of management, investigated how cultural differences influence resources and competence in the growth of women-owned businesses in the United States and in India. Chun Guo, assistant professor of management at Sacred Heart University, was the paper's third author.


Get off to a solid start

July 11th, 2011 asks management experts, including Bryant Prof. Michael A. Roberto, for their suggestions to entrepreneurs launching a business in a soft economy.

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GoLocalProv features up-and-coming shoe designer Mallory Musante ‘09

February 3rd, 2011

A shoe line designed and sold by Mallory Musante '09 is about to have its Fashion Week debut in New York City. Online news site GoLocalProv interviews the Bryant grad about how she launched her business.

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From digging ditches to advising young entrepreneurs

January 9th, 2011 takes a look at how Bryant alumnus Matt Wilson '08 launched, a resource offering young entrepreneurs the tools to succeed in starting and building their businesses.

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Entrepreneurs should think globally, but build local resource network

January 3rd, 2011

A Providence Business News feature, "10 Things You Need to Know," includes guidance from Cary Collins, Trustee Professor of Entrepreneurship, who suggests that entrepreneurs reach out to local resources to build their networks.

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Study finds that entrepreneurs are more charitable

December 14th, 2010

A recent study finds that roughly nine in 10 entrepreneurs donate money both personally and through their companies to support charitable causes, while 70 percent also donate their time. Why? "Giving back to the community that helped you create successful work is part and parcel of entrepreneurship," says Cary Collins, Trustee Professor of Entrepreneurship.

"No entrepreneur creates a successful venture without the earnest help of a great many people. ... As such, I think entrepreneurs are reminded every day that a great deal of humanity, luck and hard work went into creating their successful enterprises," he said.

His remarks were featured in a Providence Business News article about the study.

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RI’s culture of entrepreneurship ‘truly unique,’ Bryant professor says

October 20th, 2010

Cary Collins, Bryant University trustee professor of entrepreneurship, discusses Rhode Island's culture of entrepreneurial mentorship and the success of the state's first Startup Weekend, held on the Bryant campus Oct. 15-17.

"We are building quite a reputation as one of the most collaborative entrepreneurial communities in the U.S. - if not the world - through activities such as Betaspring, Better World by Design, Change Accelerator and Research Alliance," he tells the Providence Business News.

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Startup Weekend nurtures young entrepreneurs

October 18th, 2010

In its coverage of New England Startup Weekend held at Bryant University, the Providence Journal followed the development of two innovative ventures from conception to near-launch.

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More than 100 young entrepreneurs head to Bryant U. for Startup Weekend New England

October 6th, 2010

Students and professionals will gather Oct. 15-17 to collaborate on new business ventures and fast-track them into the market.

SMITHFIELD, R.I. - More than 100 young professionals and college students interested in business startups are heading to Bryant University for Startup Weekend New England - an intensive 54-hour event Oct. 15-17 that immerses aspiring entrepreneurs in the process of moving a business idea to market.

The weekend, which begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, and ends at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, challenges its participants to present their ideas, form teams, plan, implement, and then finally present their just-born startup to a panel of judges.

"When you introduce some of the sharpest students in Rhode Island to some of the state's savviest business minds, you can't help but produce the kind of innovation and collaboration that will help Rhode Island build its knowledge economy," said Cary Collins, Trustee Professor of Entrepreneurship at Bryant University and organizer of the event. "That's what Startup Weekend New England is all about."


Inspire Green’s filtered water bottle featured on “Coffee Cup Salute”

August 25th, 2010

WJAR's "Coffee Cup Salute" had a different look this morning. Instead of using their typical mugs, the hosts of the station's "Sunrise at 5 a.m." show used filtered water bottles made by Inspire Green, a company founded last year by a group of Bryant University students.

"Congratulations, Inspire Green. You'll inspire people to ... drink water and save on the environment," host Frank Coletta said. "If you want to know more about their company, it's Fascinating. We salute our mugs to you."