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  • Students Share Solutions in Big Idea Pitch Competition Tuesday Nov 10 2020

    Brilliant inventions often emerge from a flash of inspiration—or even a bolt of lightning, as in the well-known story of Benjamin Franklin. While the ideas submitted to the 2020 Big Idea Pitch competition didn't come from a student flying a kite in a lightning storm, BYU student entrepreneurs expressed similar dedication to turning their ideas into real innovations.


  • Plunging Headfirst into the Fashion World Thursday Oct 22 2020

    At fifteen years old, BYU Marriott strategy junior Marissa Barlow once failed to find the perfect swimsuit to take on a family vacation, an experience that would help define her young career.


  • 3, 2, 1...Liftoff Monday Oct 05 2020

    Small weather satellites. A social platform for workplaces. A stock purchasing service for employees. Although the businesses of student entrepreneurs at the BYU Marriott School of Business are each unique and diverse, they can all turn to one place for help: BYU Marriott's Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology. This year's Founders Launchpad, a summer-long experience offered by the Rollins Center, helped student companies continue to develop their businesses and sharpen their tools for success.


  • Stepping into the Unknown Monday Sep 28 2020

    Moving to an unfamiliar place for a new job can be a stressful, intimidating, and lonely experience. Feeling inspired to help others cope with these feelings, Carly MacLennan, a BYU Marriott School of Business 2020 MBA graduate from Lethbridge, Alberta, started her own business, SocialHire, which helps newly relocated employees have an easier social transition.


  • Creating a World of Innovative Thinkers Tuesday Aug 18 2020

    Socks that monitor a baby’s heart rate, home security cameras that alert homeowners via text messages, and doors that use an app to open for those who need assistance have more in common than one might think. They’re all projects that BYU students have tackled in the Crocker Innovation Fellowship program. The program, a joint effort between the BYU Marriott School of Business and other colleges across BYU campus, combines the strengths of students in business, engineering, computer science, and other programs to identify problems and to innovate solutions.


  • Business Solution for Diabetics Victorious at New Venture Challenge Thursday Jun 11 2020

    The BYU student-founded company PhyR walked away with the first-place price and $15,000 at the 2020 New Venture Challenge hosted by the Rollins Center.


  • BYU Marriott Names New Associate Dean Bonnie Anderson Assumes Role 18 May Thursday May 14 2020

    BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian has announced the appointment of Bonnie Anderson as the school’s newest associate dean. Anderson takes over for previous associate dean Keith Vorkink on 18 May.


  • Rollins Center Announces 2020 SEOY Winners Thursday May 07 2020

    The Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at the BYU Marriott School of Business recently recognized Daniel Quarnberg of Pyxis Manufacturing as its 2020 Student Entrepreneur of the Year.


  • Download Tomorrow’s Top App—Today Tuesday May 05 2020

    As the use of smartphone apps have become second-nature in today’s world, the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology challenges BYU’s budding student developers to create the next top app by competing in its annual App Competition. The App Competition kickoff began on 31 October 2019 and ended on 2 March 2020, giving students four months to create a new, unique app. Despite tough competition from other teams, two students who created Stockmotion, an app that teaches users how to invest, walked away with the top prize and $3,200. 


  • Latin Roots and Business Plans Monday May 04 2020

    Trying to juggle school and a social life while simultaneously learning how to get a commercial loan, earn a dealership license, and develop relationships with business professionals is not easy, but somehow Maryorie Delgado manages to do it. As a junior in the BYU Marriott entrepreneurial management program, Delgado has developed skills from her classes that she has directly applied to growing her family’s business.  


  • BYU Undergraduate Team Honored by MIT Monday Apr 27 2020

    The Ballard and Rollins Centers aren't the only groups to recognize Neptune Plastics. MIT recently honored the BYU student-led company as 2020 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize winners with a $10,000 award.


  • Validated: Hard Work Pays Off for Winners at Business Model Competition Monday Mar 09 2020

    Every year successful student-run companies come out of BYU Marriott’s Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology through various competitions. This year’s Business Model Competition proved to be no different.


  • "The Real American Dream" Friday Feb 07 2020

    Italian-born BYU Marriott alum Giuseppe Vinci came to BYU thinking he would help coach BYU volleyball and study business before returning to Italy. What happened to him was so much more than he could have imagined.


  • Small and Simple Things Monday Jan 27 2020

    Whether it’s keeping bees or mentoring students, Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology  academic director and professor of information systems Steve Liddle enjoys the simple but powerful things in life.


  • Changing the World of Roofing Monday Dec 09 2019

    When BYU students Todd Paskett and Grant Hagen sat next to each other at a workshop for a business competition in 2018, they had no idea how their lives were about to change. 


  • Big Ideas Get Bigger Tuesday Nov 05 2019

    From biodegradable lip balm to upgraded back pillows, creative and innovative business ideas were pitched at the annual Big Idea Pitch competition sponsored by the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at BYU Marriott.


  • BYU Marriott Welcomes New Faculty in 2019 Friday Nov 01 2019

    The Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business welcomes seven new professors to the Tanner Building this fall.


  • Inspiring and Achieving with BYU Marriott's Women in Entrepreneurship Thursday Oct 31 2019

    Ever since Taunya Brown was hired as events and programs manager at the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at BYU Marriott two years ago she has wanted to start a new women's student group that differs from others on campus.


  • Bigger Harvest Than Money Monday Aug 12 2019

    Forbes reports that nine out of ten startup companies end in failure. BYU Marriott’s Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology is working to change that statistic through its International Business Model Competition (IBMC).  


  • Entrepreneurial Roots Tuesday Jun 18 2019

    While many parents teach their children to ride a bike or tie their shoes, Jennifer Scherbel’s parents taught her to run a business.