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MBA@UNC San Francisco Immersion: Entrepreneurship and Venture Capitalism

At MBA@UNC’s 2015 immersion in San Francisco, students in the Innovation track had a chance to learn about entrepreneurship and venture capitalism directly from a variety of top founders, executives and venture capitalists. Here’s a closer look at two panel discussions.

MBA@UNC San Francisco Immersion: Fostering Innovation

MBA@UNC’s 2015 domestic immersion was held in San Francisco, California. Students attended one of two tracks, choosing from the Innovation track and the Data Analytics track, both designed with the always-evolving industries of the Bay Area in mind.

How to Build a Successful Mentoring Program [GUIDE]

Mentoring programs are an effective way to advance the development of high-potential employees. By harnessing the talent and experience of talented executives as mentors, companies are able to satisfy their employees intrinsic desire to grow and develop professionally. This guide from MBA@UNC, "How to Build a Successful Mentoring Program" is designed to support the talent development strategy of every company. 

No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Taxing Corporate Perks

Silicon Valley startups like Google and Facebook famously use perks like on-site chefs, yoga classes and free shuttle services to attract and retain top talent in a competitive recruiting landscape. But the gravy train may be leaving the station for the last time.

The Business of Data Brokers [Infographic]

How much is your privacy worth? In the data broker industry, everything from personal identifying data to social media data to health data is packaged and sold to the highest bidder for annual revenues of almost half a billion dollars per year. Some individuals have also claimed a piece of this pie, with entrepreneurs selling their personal data for sums of anywhere from $2 to close to $3,000.

Women @ Work - Sound Bites, Statistics of Women Who Lead [Infographic]

Women today are making professional strides at an unprecedented level. Women are starting businesses at 1.5 times the national average, a 20 percent increase over the last decade. Women are also pursuing higher education in record numbers; women now hold more bachelors and graduate degrees than men.