Swimming in Opportunity

UConn Student Peter Goggins poses in a rustic warehouse.
UConn Senior Peter Goggins is the founder of Pisces Atlantic. He competes against four other startups in the Wolff New Venture Competition on October 19th. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Student Entrepreneur Opens Fish-Food Production Facility; Prepares for Next Business Competition

Except for the challenges of operating an extruder machine that is as complex as an airplane control panel, and the problem of disposing of fish-food dust that can pile up ankle-deep, Peter Goggins is a happy guy.Continue Reading

Former Walmart CEO Bill Simon: In Challenging Times, the Wisest Business Leaders Triumph

Former Walmart CEO Bill Simon poses in front of an escalator in the UConn Stamford campus.
Former Walmart CEO Bill Simon ’81, ’88 MBA is the keynote speaker for the Schools of Business’s Rosenberg McVay Business Leadership series. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Even in a year of unprecedented upheaval like this one, exceptional business leaders must persevere, said former Walmart CEO and UConn alumnus Bill Simon ’81, ’88 MBA.Continue Reading

Alumna Entrepreneur Hopes to Make a Splash with Revamped, Flattering Women’s Swimwear

Hayley Segar '17, founder of 'onewith', posing with a neon sign displaying her company logo.
Hayley Segar ’17 has founded ‘onewith’, a swimwear company focused on East Coast aesthetic and flattering design. (Contributed Photo)

Alumna Hayley Segar ’17 planned a trip to Miami last year and had at least a dozen swimsuit choices for the beach.

She hated every single one of them!Continue Reading

‘Society Gave Up on My Friends’

Janoye Williams,  stands with his business partner Chiziterem Uwaga.  Their startup Junity will be competing in the Wolff New Venture competition this year. (Contributed Photo)
Janoye Williams (right) stands with his business partner Chiziterem Uwaga (left). Their startup Junity will be competing in the Wolff New Venture competition this year. (Contributed Photo)

Startup Bridges Gap Between Struggling Students and Organizations That Help Them

The Florida high school that Janoye Williams was slated to attend was well-known for one thing: underperforming. In fact, it had earned an “F” rating among its peer schools.Continue Reading

15 New Faculty Join Business School

COmposite Image of new faculty members, with a welcome message in the middle
The School of Business welcomes new faculty this fall. Top from left, Meng Gao, Garth Monroe, Tao Lu. Bottom from left, Zachary Suetta, Ryan Coles, Christina Kan.

Fifteen new, accomplished, and enthusiastic faculty have joined the School of Business this fall.Continue Reading

Marketing Professors: Consumers Are Suspicious When Companies Exceed Expectations on Product Recalls

UConn Today – Companies that are extremely generous in compensating customers during a product-recall crisis may be creating unintended negative consequences and damaging their corporate reputation, according to surprising findings by UConn marketing professor Stefan Hock.Continue Reading

UConn’s CCEI, Alumni, and Affiliates Honored with 2020 CT Entrepreneur Awards

UConn Today – UConn’s Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, or CCEI, was a big winner in this year’s Connecticut Entrepreneur Awards, taking home top honors with recognition as the 2020 Community Promoter of the Year.Continue Reading

Family Businesses: ‘We Will Not Let This Business Fail, No Matter What!’

Portrait of mother and daughter working together in a paint store

There’s an old adage among family-owned businesses that you adapt with the times or you perish. That’s never been more accurate than during a global pandemic, said Robin Bienemann, entrepreneur-in-residence at UConn’s Family Business Program.Continue Reading