Bryant Stories

Six finalists face the "sharks" at annual New Venture Competition

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.

04.02.14

Travel with ease through the Bryant Alumni Travel Program

A popular benefit of being a Bryant alumnus/a is the Alumni Travel Program, which brings alumni to exciting locales.

04.01.14

Social media for business success – “Fishing where the fish are”

A panel of alumni experts explores the many roles social media plays when it comes to finding and keeping customers and securing sales.

03.31.14

Enjoying the ride: Lessons learned from the rollercoaster of entrepreneurship

Three seasoned entrepreneurs — Daryl Crockett ’82, Scott DePasquale ’94, and Jay Weinberg ’85 — offer advice for taking the leap into business ownership.

03.28.14

Catching the entrepreneurship bug

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.

03.28.14

Teeing up for success: Kris Hart '08

His pivotal moment: winning Bryant’s 2012 New Venture Competition. The victory reinforced his confidence that Nextgengolf had the potential for success.

03.28.14

A force to be reckoned with: Melissa Ellard '13

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.

03.28.14

Kristin L. Fraser ’94, ’99 MBA: Counseling clients the world over

She's built a successful international career upon a solid Bryant foundation of undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting, business, and entrepreneurship.

03.28.14

Jay Weinberg ’85: Find a problem, develop a solution

The chance to develop his own company came after inroads at EDS and Leo Burnett as an “intrapreneur.”

03.27.14

Scott DePasquale ’94: Be unbound and take risks

“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.”

03.27.14

Daryl Crockett ’82: Master business basics, be a problem solver

“Investors like shiny things,” she says, “but you need to be able to read a profit and loss statement and be a problem solver.”

03.27.14

Bryant curriculum boosted Brian Cotter ’95 at Wharton and in his early career

“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.

03.27.14