In University of Oregon (UO)'s Innovation Beat's quarterly feature highlights stories that take place around campus.
UO MBA graduate Emily Darchuk prepares to unveil a startup company that produces a new variety of alcohol made from whey, a byproduct of the cheese-making process. The startup is aptly called Wheyward Spirit and has received a $5,000 RAINmaker grant.
In another corner, there's the new Innovation and Technology Fellowship, which will support UO research efforts to help identify what is the best business opportunity there is. It is developed by the Lundquist College of Business and Innovation Partnership Services.
For those interested in building their business skills, the new minor in entrepreneurship can help those who want to learn the managerial and leadership skills required to launch a venture.
The UO Center on Teaching and Learning, a UO College of Education research and outreach center, has released a new, improved edition of DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills), a research-backed instrument for evaluating reading in kindergarten through eighth grade classrooms.
Last but not least, the June 11 Entrepreneurship Award Luncheon will provide opportunities across UO to engage with student entrepreneurs and celebrate student success over the year. Read the Entire Article
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MBA and Microsoft MVP for SharePoint Server, Symon Garfield, writes, “Social business has no value without purpose. If you know what you are trying to do (strategy) then that will give you the means to measure success (business case or value proposition), and that in turn will help you assess investments in social against other priorities. The starting point is strategy.”