MarketWatch – The hype that has fueled the skyrocketing prices of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies was on full display this week in San Francisco, where a conference showcasing young companies seeking to catch the crypto wave before it crests offered a perplexing mix of a fantastical future and likely reality.
Hartford Courant – With a blockbuster deal between the corporate giants looming, the pairing of health insurer Aetna Inc. and pharmacy giant CVS may, at first, seem unlikely, but it is dramatic evidence that both companies see competitive threats on multiple fronts in the health care industry.
The Daily Campus/em> – Hartford ranks seventh in the top 10 American cities for women to start a business, according to a recent Citrix Sharefile study.
The study took into consideration economic and cultural factors such as percentage of businesses in the city owned by women, percentage of women business executives and buying power by local women.
EDGE Media Network – While only 17.8 percent of participants in college venture competitions are women, according to a new report by Girls with Impact, women win most of the prize money.
The report, “The Entrepreneurship Talent Gap,” released on International Girls Day, underscores the importance of early education and the opportunity for colleges and business leaders to prepare the next generation of female leaders.
Unlike Any Other Place
As we approach the final weeks of 2017, the School of Business is growing, thriving and delivering its best to our students, wherever they may be.
Excitement has been at fever pitch in the last few months. We have celebrated phenomenal growth in our campuses, our programs and our student enrollment. Continue Reading
Cooking, Puppetry, Research All Part of Management’s Creativity Conference
How do you celebrate and inspire creativity when you have three dozen top creative scholars coming to campus? Continue Reading
Unique Competition Requires Strong Knowledge; Fosters Quick Team Bonding, Personal Growth
The UConn Center for International Business and Education Research (CIBER) held its 14th Annual Case Challenge in October and the event included business case brainstorming, forging new friendships and a day trip to Boston. Continue Reading
UConn Today – Walking around the Storrs campus on a tour, Irma Valverde ’18 (BUS, CLAS) was struck by how many people were wearing UConn gear. “I didn’t get that school spirit vibe anywhere else I visited,” says Valverde, who is now a senior and the president of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG). UConn, despite its size, also felt like home, she says.
Hartford Courant – A whirlwind week for Aetna Inc. — shedding its disability and life insurance business and, three days later, reports of a buyout offer from CVS Health Corp. — point to a new future for the 160-year-old Hartford health insurer.