Schulze School of Entrepreneurship

MaLLy at A3C - courtesy RECPhilly

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...
Buddy's Nut Butter

The Local Peanut That Could

Entrepreneurship Andrew Kincheloe '12 turned his favorite childhood food into Buddy's Small Batch Nut Butter, a thriving brand that's now sold in 300 stores across five Midwestern states.
School of Engineering professor AnnMarie Thomas poses for a studio portrait with light-painted tracks made by LEDs March 3, 2015. Taken for the School of Engineering newsletter. Thomas often explores play concepts as a way of teaching engineering.

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...
Freshman Innovation Immersion Award Winners

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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How Simple Questions Lead to Great Innovations

There is a myth that successful companies begin with grandiose ambitions. The implication is that entrepreneurs should start with megalomaniac goals in order to succeed. To the contrary, 2015 Opus Distinguished speaker Guy Kawasaki’s observation is that great companies began by wondering about simple things, and this leads to asking simple questions that beget companies.
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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...

A Startup that Goes to the Dogs

Team of two sophomores and a junior win the 2015 spring Lemonade Stand competition for their company Apawllo, an apparel company that raises awareness for rescue animals and makes donations to animal shelters.
Ellie Henkemeyer, Emma Button and Louise Messina pitch their business concept, BrightSide Produce Distribution.

Pitching a Start-up: 10 Key Issues to Address

Michael P. Moore, director of St. Thomas' William C. Norris Institute, presented his 10 key issues to address when pitching a start-up company to investors, at the Minnesota Inventor's Congress Inspire 2015 Inn...

MBA Experience and Career Impact

In part 2 of this Q&A looking back on his UST MBA experience, Dave Turnham details the impact his education has had on his career.

Theory into Practice: Pitching New Product Ideas

A few weeks prior to Lunds & Byerlys announcement of their re-branding, Phil Lombardo, the company’s CMO, and many from his merchandising team met with students from Steve Vuolo’s undergraduate marketing 300 course.