To raise $15,000 for a new business venture, Sacramento artist Danny Scheible went the route of many creative professionals: crowdfunding. In a matter of weeks, his online appeal to launch a new line of quirky eyeglasses scooped up more than 200 interested donors.
Getting online financial backing is essential to entrepreneurs who don’t fit inside conventional boxes.
“It’s a launching pad,” said Borden, who earned a Yale degree and an MBA in entrepreneurship from UC Davis.
Actively managed investment funds are investments that try to pick stocks that will outperform the broad market. In Canada, active managers fail to beat the broad market, as measured by the market index, over 97 per cent of the time over a five-year period, according to Standard & Poor. One of the reasons active managers fail to beat their benchmarks is the “hidden” costs of trading.
Innovation is at the heart of growth in any new sector, especially STEM-related ones, and the best driver of innovation is a diversity of perspectives, experiences, and expertise at the table. Interesting article about the lack of women in the Clean-Tech sector and how we can level the playing field. Amanda Kimball is quoted
(women) will stand out as being unique and bringing something new to the table…. women bring a perspective to the table that businesses are sorely lacking right now…” says Amanda Kimball, author of our UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders
When the business school at the University of California, Davis, started its master’s program in accounting last year, administrators expected to attract aspiring accountants from nearby colleges. What they got instead was a wave of interest from overseas: Roughly two-thirds of the 189 applications received for last fall’s entering class came from Chinese citizens.”Frankly, we were shocked at the deluge of applications…for what we saw as a program that prepared students for a U.S.
Shale boom? Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability, says California’s dream of billions in windfall oil revenue from the Monterey shale deposit running through the state may fall short as industry efforts are only receiving mixed results. Jaffe says the shale is more expensive to explore than other shale because of its many layers and complexity.
Green Living: Professor Nicole Biggart joined executives from American Honda Motor to break ground on the Honda Smart Home at UC Davis, a showcase for environmental innovation and
renewable energy enabling technologies.
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.