The MBA student-run Big Bang! Business Plan Competition got a booster shot this year with a new track offering $45,000 to the most innovative medical technologies being developed in the Sacramento region, a burgeoning sector driven by pioneering research being done at the UC Davis Health System.
The biggest bang in this year’s UC Davis Big Bang! Business Plan Competition came from the S2E Energy founder with a thin, transparent material designed to conduct the sun’s power more cheaply and efficiently than existing solar technology. As first-prize winner, Jon Servaites took home $10,000 at the May 25 finals of the 12th annual competition, which is organized and run by UC Davis MBA students.
Second prize of $4,500 went to the creators of Happy Baby vending machines, for on-the-go access to diapers, organic snacks and other baby products.
Davis Roots, a new nonprofit business accelerator bridging the city of Davis and the University of California, Davis, officially opened at the historic Hunt-Boyer Mansion on April 30. The enterprise was built to support start-ups with the goal of keeping them in Davis once they succeed, and already has two new companies ready to move in.
As U.S. housing prices peaked during the real estate bubble in 2006, Boston University Associate Professor Robert Marquez and Giovanni Dell’Ariccia of the International Monetary Fund, wrote a compelling paper showing that when banks have easy access to capital and demand for credit is high, the tendency is to take excessive risks that could endanger the financial system.
As Kaiser Permanente’s director of strategy management, Peter Buggy leads a high-powered team of business consultants that work with the health plan’s business lines to better execute strategies and measure their success. Often referred to as the model for the future of health care, Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente is the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plan and health care provider, with annual operating revenue of more than $42 billion.
One of my key strategic objectives for moving the School forward is to strengthen our global footprint. Having moved to Davis from London, I am passionate about the further internationalization of our student experience, and establishing greater global influence, faculty research partnerships and new initiatives in executive education.
UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark
Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.