The Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business has named the participants in its second class of founders in the new Master of Business Creation (MBC) program this fall semester for the 2020-21 academic year. The program is offered in partnership with the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute.
The group consists of 18 founders who have launched 15 companies ranging from luxury skincare and building sanitation to a portable baby bed serving refugee families and outdoor enthusiasts. All have already made progress in starting their companies and are looking to grow sales and attract investors, among other goals.
“We have an incredibly diverse and capable group of founders in the program this year,” said Jack Brittain, the director of the MBC program and a professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy. “We look forward to working with each of these companies one-on-one to achieve initial sales in the first semester and to grow to self-supporting, operating enterprises by the end of the spring semester.”
MBC founders join a program designed to help them launch and scale a new company. They complete the program in just nine months and are all receiving full scholarships that cover the costs for the program.
“The Master of Business Creation is a great example of the outstanding opportunities we have for student entrepreneurs at the Eccles School,” said Matthew Higgins, chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy. “We have opportunities for students of all ages to learn about entrepreneurship and launch companies at the same time.”
Here are the 2020-21 MBC startups and the founders enrolled in the programs:
Backyard Estates, Adam Stewart; BibMyCrib, Alessandra Camargo and Nicolas Camargo; Defy Industries Group, Malia Robinson; Haven Rest, Haley Zimmerman; Home Service Cloud, Kody Kendall; Khalm, Yasmin Charania Khan; Kingdomwork, Chris Pawlukiewicz; Local Harvest Food Co., Tyson Williams; Machitia, Joél-Léhi Organista; SlideKick, Matt Norton and Sam Norton; SNN Analytics, Dhaval Chokshi and Viral Shah; Speedcloud, Cameron Stoker; TwoFerry, Tiff Polmateer; VIBE Wellness, Megan Hanrahan; and Zomë, Danielle Bullock.