For every 300 kilograms of rich, flavorful coffee beans Rinjani Mountain Coffee growers pick on their farm in Indonesia, about 100 kilograms are unusable husks, suitable only for composting.
Or so co-owner Brett Tagrin thought.
That was before he saw the myriad opportunities to repurpose the waste byproducts dreamed up by resourceful students in the 2021 UConn International Business Case Challenge. Hosted by the School of Business for the eleventh year, the competition brought teams of undergrads from around the world to compete virtually by solving real-life business issues, and boosted their global expertise in the process.Continue Reading
As a freshman, Ryan Stone loved listening to the guest speakers invited to campus through the Business Connections Learning Community (BCLC) Stamford.
“They were super interesting,” said Stone, a junior and a Fairfield resident. “You would take away something different from each one.”
But by semester’s end, Stone was dismayed to find he couldn’t instantly recall all the speakers’ helpful tips and career insights when he was studying for an exam or prepping for a job interview.Continue Reading
To say Blockchain is a complex concept is an understatement. But to say it’s crucial for savvy business leaders to wrap their heads around it is too.
That’s why the UConn School of Business’ Connecticut Information Technology Institute (CITI) is grabbing the bull by the horns, bringing insights on the emerging and highly adaptable technology to those who need it through workshops, a DappDevs Blockchain chapter, the first-ever Blockchain symposium, and creating new classes this semester. Continue Reading
When Hartford Innovation Places announced a plan to make the state capitol a center for the burgeoning insurtech industry, professor Timothy Folta, faculty director of the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CCEI), was listening very carefully. Continue Reading
The UConn School of Business will bring top experts to present three timely and cutting-edge programs as part of Stamford Innovation Week (SiW), running Sept. 14 through 23 throughout the city. Continue Reading