Thirty contestants competed for a chance to win the top prize of $20,000 in a competition designed to spotlight enterprising alumni and students and to support promising new business ideas.
A popular benefit of being a Bryant alumnus/a is the Alumni Travel Program, which brings alumni to exciting locales.
A panel of alumni experts explores the many roles social media plays when it comes to finding and keeping customers and securing sales.
Three seasoned entrepreneurs — Daryl Crockett ’82, Scott DePasquale ’94, and Jay Weinberg ’85 — offer advice for taking the leap into business ownership.
In the 20-plus years since Professor Jack Keigwin, an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, taught Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Bryant’s accomplished faculty and alumni continue to inspire and nurture legions of young entrepreneurs.
His pivotal moment: winning Bryant’s 2012 New Venture Competition. The victory reinforced his confidence that Nextgengolf had the potential for success.
An inner circle that includes Bryant alumni and faculty help her navigate the complexities of her startup company. "You have to have a team with different skill sets," she says.
She's built a successful international career upon a solid Bryant foundation of undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting, business, and entrepreneurship.
The chance to develop his own company came after inroads at EDS and Leo Burnett as an “intrapreneur.”
“The biggest thing I’ve learned is that I don’t know anything,” he says. “It’s important to have the ability to adapt and to put your ego aside.”
“Investors like shiny things,” she says, “but you need to be able to read a profit and loss statement and be a problem solver.”
“Bryant’s business focus made it unusual back in the day. Today, it benefits from that heritage,” says the co-founder of PSG Global Solutions, an offshore recruiting company.