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Sorenson Talks Conflict Avoidance in Family Firms

The Lund family, who owns Lunds & Byerlys, had a recent high profile case settling a buyout from one family member from the business. The judge awarded one of the four sibling owners $45.2 million as she se...

25 Years of Educating Business Families

Conflict. Entitlement. Dysfunction.Often the view of a family business. And unfortunately, often the outcome. But with the right education, support, resources and professional help, a family can manage conf...
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Students Prep for “Tommie Tank”

Professor Jay Ebben’s Entrepreneurial Finance class will be thrown to the sharks on Oct. 11 and Oct. 13 as they face a panel of investors in Schulze Hall, recreating their own version of the TV show “Shark Tank...

Eureka! Eureka! Eureka! Eureka!

The Schulze School of Entrepreneurship and Opus College of Business showed very well at the 2016 Eureka! Awards last night. Each year the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal sets out to find the most innovate...

Change Your Life. Change Someone Else’s.

The University of St. Thomas is sending students across the world in hopes that they create meaningful change for some of the world’s poorest people. In January 2017, undergraduate and graduate students will te...

Accelerate Your Clean Technology Company

If you have a big idea that could help solve some of the planet’s largest challenges, join the planet’s largest cleantech accelerator. Applications are being accepted for the 2016 Cleantech Open Midwest Acceler...

Unique Pontoons Cruises to Victory

The winner of the inaugural St. Thomas Business Plan Competition added more hardware to his growing trophy case. Jeremy Little, a junior who previously won the Fowler Business Concept Challenge and swept the aw...

Creating the American Dream

When Misael Jordan came to the United States from Panama in 1999, he found construction work drilling underground to lay cable, conduit and electrical wiring. He worked his way up to foreman, and in 2011 decide...

Home-cooked Meals Take Home Top Prize in Fowler

A platform to sell authentic, home-cooked meals, an online retailer of discount appliances and a menu reader for the blind, brought home the top prizes at the 7th annual Fowler Business Concept Challenge.Th...

Local Music + Entrepreneurship Collide in Atlanta

This is a guest blog from the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship Artist in Residence, Malik Watkins ’08, stagename: MaLLy. Watkins, along with Sociology major Zander Tsadwa and English major James Mite, attende...

Almost $60,000 available to Tommie students!

Your chance at $10,000 is right around the corner! This year’s Fowler Business Concept Challenge submission deadline is November 2, and submissions are starting to roll in. The Fowler is for anyone with a busin...

Bridging Engineering and Entrepreneurship at UST

Play. Make. Design. Collaborate. AnnMarie Thomas Accepts Dual Appointment in Engineering and EntrepreneurshipFrom presenting at the White House to speaking at Google and Disney, AnnMarie Thomas, Ph.D., is ...

Fair Trade: Hard Work for Ownership

Noah Namowicz ’09, is a coffee guy. Drinks it. Sources it. Buys it. Sells it. Lives it.And now, he owns it. Not coffee just at home, but part of the high-end, green (unroasted) coffee importing company he’s...

The Early Entrepreneurs

68 incoming students + 16 mentors + 16 new business ideas + 2 days of training = 68 entrepreneurial-minded students ready to tackle college with creative thinking and problem solving.The inaugural Freshman ...

Entrepreneur Turns Empty Warehouse into a Garden

A growing operation is bringing new life to an empty warehouse for an urban farmer in St. Paul. In 2010, Dave Roeser, an entrepreneur with a knack for starting companies, sold three of his four businesses, hold...
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Reverse Elevator Pitch – Tuesday, November 10

You've pitched your company or business idea to investors, but didn't land the funding you were hoping for. You’re not alone. Some studies show less than one percent of venture capital and angel pitches result ...

Schulze School Named Cleantech Open Midwest Strategic Partner

The Cleantech Open, which runs the world’s largest cleantech startup business accelerator, established a strategic partnership with the University of St. Thomas Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, which will function as the host for the regional operations after six years of leadership from the organization’s cofounder Justin Kaster.
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Alumni Business “Capturing” a Market

A company with St. Thomas roots is now helping the university simplify what used to be a technology challenge. In the last issue of B. Magazine, we highlighted Ilos videos, a tech startup created by Nick Stokma...