The BYU Rollin’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology has been ranked as a top 10 school for five years. Read the unique stories in the latest Rollin’s Center report here.
The BYU Entrepreneurship Week starts today (Sept 29) and continues through Friday, October. Many incredible and informative events. More information here.
Because of my work at Brigham Young University serving as an associate director at the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, teaching the History of Creativity courses (Tech 201 and Tech 202), and advising the student-led BYU Innovation Academy I’ve been able to encourage and support a variety of student inspired businesses. Here are just a few.
Lyke Watches. http://lyketime.com/
Zero Proof Mocktails. http://www.zpmocktails.com/
Luck O’ the Dice. http://www.luckothedice.com/
Virtual Immersive Educational Worlds (V.I.E.W.) http://www.the3d-view.com/
There are many others that I’m not documenting right now.
The students never cease to inspire and amaze me.
Peter Skalla posted this blog entry “Unfair Entrepreneurship” on Nov. 9, 2012 at CFOWise. Loved the following statement
“I think of discovery as: Identifying and validating through significant real world product contact with real world customers that you have a solution to a problem that is deeply held by many people who will pay significantly more for your solution than it costs and can be reached through a repeatable & scalable sales process.”
Study shows Stanford alumni create nearly $3 trillion in economic impact each year. Wow, incredible.
BYU should do a study like this because as of October 2012 BYU’s Rollin’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology was
“Young entrepreneurs can find good help without leaving campus.” Quote from New York Times article “Got the Next Great Idea?” explains how some universities are increasingly providing entrepreneurial value to match what they might find if the same students headed to Silicon Valley. Brigham Young University’s Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology is in that category. As of October 2012 BYU’s Rollins Center was
““It’s possible for a 20-year-old to create something that changes the world,” says Bryce C. Pilz, a University of Michigan law professor who works with student start-ups. That’s revolutionary thinking for a university culture that has long focused on the inventions of graduate students and faculty. But campuses are beginning to put their bets on undergraduates. Who better understands the social media mindset? And what campus wouldn’t want an Instagram founder as an alum?”