entrepreneurship


6 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Benefit from Earning an MBA

Whether you’re interested in launching your own startup, designing a new product to fill a gap in the market or even stepping in to lead an existing business, entrepreneurship is an exciting path. However, without keen business acumen to complement your idea, your venture may not succeed. For this reason, many ambitious entrepreneurs are earning Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees to augment their ideas and improve their prospects for success.

Gaining Focus: MBA@UNC Student Lauri De Cicco Repurposes Her Venture

When Lauri De Ciccio decided to enroll in MBA@UNC, she was struggling to generate interest in her new venture, Toddler Resource. Through online MBA entrepreneurship courses, De Ciccio gained the support and resources she needed to take her idea to the next level.

UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Ted Zoller Talks Entrepreneurship

Some people are big dreamers and risk takers. Full of drive and determination, these innovators are ready to seize new opportunities, start new enterprises and improve existing business models. According to Ted Zoller, who oversees the teaching and outreach programs of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School, these are the business leaders of the future.

Putting a Focus on Student Innovation

Students focused on ideation, rapid prototyping, selling the concept and refining it based on “investor” feedback, and the teams came up with some impressive ideas along the way. We posted each product concept on Quirky.com, an online innovation marketplace that helps take great ideas from concept to reality. Their ideas are posted under Action Learning and are open for the public to vote and comment on.

Silicon Alley and Silicon Valley [Interactive Infographic]

For decades, Silicon Valley has been synonymous with innovation. It is difficult to dispute this claim given that it’s the home to technology and Internet giants such as Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook. While it hasn’t lost its staying power, other hotspots for entrepreneurship and technology have emerged over the past ten years, in particular, New York’s “Silicon Alley”.