Buddy's Nut Butter

The Local Peanut That Could

Entrepreneurship Andrew Kincheloe '12 turned his favorite childhood food into Buddy's Small Batch Nut Butter, a thriving brand that's now sold in 300 stores across five Midwestern states.

Clean Slate: Henkel Launches a New U.S. Detergent

When German manufacturing giant Henkel partnered with Walmart to bring its flagship laundry detergent, Persil, to the American marketplace, it knew it needed not only a new brand but an attention-getting marketing campaign to appeal to U.S. consumers.
School of Engineering professor AnnMarie Thomas poses for a studio portrait with light-painted tracks made by LEDs March 3, 2015. Taken for the School of Engineering newsletter. Thomas often explores play concepts as a way of teaching engineering.

Bridging Engineering and Entrepreneurship at UST

Play. Make. Design. Collaborate. AnnMarie Thomas Accepts Dual Appointment in Engineering and EntrepreneurshipFrom presenting at the White House to speaking at Google and Disney, AnnMarie Thomas, Ph.D., is ...
Noah Namowicz '09

Fair Trade: Hard Work for Ownership

Noah Namowicz ’09, is a coffee guy. Drinks it. Sources it. Buys it. Sells it. Lives it.And now, he owns it. Not coffee just at home, but part of the high-end, green (unroasted) coffee importing company he’s...
Freshman Innovation Immersion Award Winners

The Early Entrepreneurs

68 incoming students + 16 mentors + 16 new business ideas + 2 days of training = 68 entrepreneurial-minded students ready to tackle college with creative thinking and problem solving.The inaugural Freshman ...

Honesty Is the Best Policy

Opus College of Business marketing professor Lisa Abendroth studies the power of word-of-mouth marketing.
Dave Roeser

Entrepreneur Turns Empty Warehouse into a Garden

A growing operation is bringing new life to an empty warehouse for an urban farmer in St. Paul. In 2010, Dave Roeser, an entrepreneur with a knack for starting companies, sold three of his four businesses, hold...
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Reverse Elevator Pitch – Tuesday, November 10

You've pitched your company or business idea to investors, but didn't land the funding you were hoping for. You’re not alone. Some studies show less than one percent of venture capital and angel pitches result ...
Cleantech Open Midwest

Schulze School Named Cleantech Open Midwest Strategic Partner

The Cleantech Open, which runs the world’s largest cleantech startup business accelerator, established a strategic partnership with the University of St. Thomas Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, which will function as the host for the regional operations after six years of leadership from the organization’s cofounder Justin Kaster.

Opportunity: India

Opus College of Business Dean Stefanie Lenway traveled to India to explore opportunities for St. Thomas students to study abroad and work in local social enterprises during a J. Term course.
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How Simple Questions Lead to Great Innovations

There is a myth that successful companies begin with grandiose ambitions. The implication is that entrepreneurs should start with megalomaniac goals in order to succeed. To the contrary, 2015 Opus Distinguished speaker Guy Kawasaki’s observation is that great companies began by wondering about simple things, and this leads to asking simple questions that beget companies.
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Alumni Business “Capturing” a Market

A company with St. Thomas roots is now helping the university simplify what used to be a technology challenge. In the last issue of B. Magazine, we highlighted Ilos videos, a tech startup created by Nick Stokma...
Environmental portrait of Muer Yang taken on Friday, April 12, 2013 on the Minneapolis campus of the University of St. Thomas.

2015 Susan E. Heckler Research Excellence Award: Muer Yang, Ph.D.

Muer Yang, Ph.D., a professor in the Opus College of Business Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management, was awarded the 2015 Susan E. Heckler Research Excellence Award. We asked Professor Yang to share some of his thoughts on how improving service operations can directly impact public policies and health care operations, what he’s working on now and how to spark curiosity in the classroom.

Working Beyond Boundaries

Associate professor Mary Maloney explores the benefits – and challenges – of working in cross-cultural teams.