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  • Innovative Group of BYU Students Roll Out New AI Tech to Solve Parking Problems Tuesday Mar 19 2024

    A group of enterprising BYU students aim to significantly — if not entirely — reduce parking violations in paid parking lots, college and otherwise. And their idea, an AI detection and tracking system called Spot Parking, just got a major endorsement and $12,000 in cash by winning the 2024 BYU Student Innovator of the Year competition.

  • Mountain Biking and Moving Forward Friday Nov 03 2023

    Sterling Petersen has such a passion for mountain biking, he decided to make it his day job. Since graduating from BYU Marriott’s entrepreneurship program, he’s created multiple startups focused on mountain biking products and has built a collaborative work environment in the process.

  • Introducing New Faculty at BYU Marriott in 2023 Thursday Oct 19 2023

    Eight professors joined the faculty at the BYU Marriott School of Business in 2023. “We are excited to welcome these new faculty members,” says Brigitte Madrian, dean of BYU Marriott. “In line with our mission to develop leaders of faith, intellect, and character, these new faculty bring insight and experience that will contribute to the educational experience BYU Marriott offers its students.”

  • A Stack of Experiences Monday Jul 24 2023

    From managing different facets of a family business at a young age to pursuing a finance career after college, Mallory Stack fiercely works to become more versatile in her life perspective and career. A 2018 entrepreneurial management alumna from the BYU Marriott School of Business, Stack continues to gather as many insights from the corporate world as possible.

  • BYU Marriott Names Mike Hendron as New Director of the Rollins Center Tuesday Jul 18 2023

    BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian has announced Mike Hendron as the next director of the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology effective June 17, 2023. He replaces Chris Crittenden who had served as the center’s director since 2021.

  • BYU’s next unicorn? Student startup “Zaymo” has won more than $900,000 in prize money this spring 'There’s no other place where we would have found people so united' Monday Jun 26 2023

    One of BYU’s student startups just walked away with the most prize money at the biggest and most prestigious collegiate business plan competition in the country. “Zaymo,” with its e-commerce tool that embeds the online shopping experience within a customer’s email, took home $875,000 in total cash investments after taking third place at the 2023 Rice Business Plan Competition last month. This comes after winning the $30,000 grand prize at the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge earlier this year.

  • Mentoring Future Creatives Wednesday Apr 12 2023

    Jeffrey Burningham, BYU alumni, donor, and partner to the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, believes that the creative process is a pivotal piece to a fulfilling life. From creating startups in college to venture capital, to owning Peak Capital Partners, Burningham teaches and mentors with the message that everyone is capable of creating new ideas that can better lives and society.

  • Passion for Purpose Thursday Dec 15 2022

    Ashley Wallace's passion for service and learning has led her from the cliffs of Ireland to the people of Madagascar. Now, as a senior studying entrepreneurship at the BYU Marriott School of Business, she knows the programs at the business school have prepared her to serve better and more responsibly.

  • Calling Dibs on MIBS Monday Nov 28 2022

    Aileen Hernandez has grown up navigating multiple minority identities. Phrases such as “first-generation American” and “woman in business” are not just buzzwords; they describe Hernandez’s life. A senior in the entrepreneurial management program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Hernandez works to help other students celebrate their own identities while coming together in unity.

  • BYU Marriott Study Shows When Good Corporate Ratings Are a Bad Thing Charitable giving dropped 25% after high marks for philanthropy Monday Nov 14 2022

    Everywhere you look, something or someone is being rated, and we can all agree that a positive rating is good, and a negative rating is bad. Or can we?

  • Cashing in on Opportunity Tuesday Nov 08 2022

    This summer, four BYU Marriott School of Business students were paired with financial literacy startup FinLit for an internship. The partnership came about through a social impact project (SIP) at BYU Marriott’s Ballard Center for Social Impact, which provides students with opportunities to develop business and personal skills while applying social impact principles in real-world settings.

  • Creating a Playbook for Parents Friday Oct 14 2022

    With three children and one on the way, Bruce Hymas and his wife Brittany found themselves quite literally losing sleep over issues like their kids not sleeping through the night. After attending a parenting conference in an effort to find answers, the 2009 BYU Marriott entrepreneurship alum recognized a need for parents to have their questions answered quickly and reliably. Relying on his education and connections at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Hymas created the app ParentPlaybook. 

  • Finding Work that Fits a Family Monday Aug 15 2022

    For Dane Bendixen, startup enthusiast and father of three, the values he found while studying entrepreneurship at the BYU Marriott School of Business have carried him throughout his career. One such value is prioritizing his family and personal life. After moving seven times in as many years for work, the 2010 graduate has become a firm believer in working for companies that fit the schedule and lifestyle he wants for himself and his family.

  • Taking the World by "Swarm" Monday Jul 18 2022

    As someone who has often felt like the odd woman out, Mikayla Cluxton knows what it is like to be lonely. As a second-year student in the entrepreneurial management program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Cluxton recently created a startup, BeeFriend, to help alleviate loneliness in the geriatric population. Inspired by the iconography of a bee, Cluxton and her two cofounders are creating a hive for the senior citizens in their community to find friends.  

  • BYU Marriott Names Godfrey as New Chair of Management Department Thursday Jul 14 2022

    BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian has announced Paul Godfrey as the next chair of the Department of Management. Godfrey took over for the previous department chair, Curtis LeBaron, on July 1, 2022.

  • Nikes and New Jobs Thursday Jun 02 2022

    Wearing Nike shoes, surrounded by BYU sports paraphernalia in his office without a textbook in sight, Bill Keenan works to put the job-seeking students he advises at ease. As a career advisor at the BYU Marriott Business Career Center, Keenan tailors his teaching and advising to help undergraduates find jobs after graduation.

  • Babies, Business, and Her Biggest Investment Friday May 13 2022

    As a mom of two children and a small business owner, Brenda Tidwell uses the entrepreneurship knowledge she learned from the BYU Marriott School of Business in every aspect of her life. In between changing diapers and vacuuming up Goldfish cracker crumbs, Tidwell says she thinks about business constantly. “It's funny how you apply the principles you learn in business school no matter where you end up,” she says. 

  • Nine Undergraduates Presented with 2022 Bateman Award Tuesday Apr 19 2022

    Nine students at the BYU Marriott School of Business were recently honored as 2022 Bateman Award recipients for their excellence both inside and outside the classroom. The annual award, named for Merrill J. Bateman, allows each undergraduate program at BYU Marriott to select a 2021–22 academic year senior for recognition.

  • More Than an Investor Wednesday Feb 23 2022

    As an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Sid Krommenhoek is driven by a desire to advocate for entrepreneurs and build companies that matter. His passion for the field he works in and his career outlook were shaped during his time as an entrepreneurship student at the BYU Marriott School of Business.

  • Handcrafting Solutions to Poverty Wednesday Jan 05 2022

    As a child in Arroyo Grande, California, Sydni Dunn crafted woven purses out of empty Capri Sun pouches to sell to her friends, a pet project of hers that was a preview of things to come in her career. While this BYU Marriott School of Business graduate had dreams of helping run a business, she did not know that she would grow up to empower artisans around the world to sell their own handcrafted products as a way to reduce poverty.