Students running a VC Fund? The University Venture Fund Says "Yes"

By Cheryl ConnerForbes.comJanuary 19, 2013The University Venture Fund is the world's largest independently managed fund run entirely by students.Today I spoke to my nephew,Shawn Olsen, about theUniversity Venture Fund(UVF), the world’s largest independent student-managed venture capital fund, which is affiliated with the University of Utah.The University Venture Fund is the...

Exploring the Best Business Apps with VC Stacey Bishop

Exploring the Best Business Apps with VC Stacey Bishop By Connie LoizosPEHub.comNovember 8, 2012Recently, the San Francisco-based venture firm Scale Venture Partners began working with theUniversity Venture Fund — one of the largest student-run funds in the country — to figure out which mobile business productivity apps are the most popular and why.The teams...

As Social Media Puts Reputations At Risk, TrustedID Picks Up Reppler

 As Social Media Puts Reputations At Risk, TrustedID Picks Up RepplerBy Lora Kolodny Lora KolodnyWall Street JournalThursday February 2, 2012 Internet security company TrustedID has acquired Reppler, a year-old technology start-up that helps consumers and brands manage their reputations on social networks, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, VentureWire has...

'Smart' feeding tube could save lives, U. researchers say

'Smart' feeding tube could save lives, U. researchers sayBy Geoffrey FattahDeseret NewsTuesday, June 21, 2011SALT LAKE CITY — Researchers at the University of Utah have developed a "smart" feeding tube that will help avoid potentially fatal medical accidents.More than 40,000 feeding tubes are accidentally placed into patients' lungs each year in the United States,...

College Showdown: Two Schools Face Off…To Invest Responsibly

  College Showdown: Two Schools Face Off…To Invest ResponsiblyBy Christopher ZinsliThe Wall Street JournalSEPTEMBER 21, 2010Georgetown vs. Syracuse. Indiana vs. Purdue. Harvard vs. Yale…Michigan vs. Utah?Get ready for the newest college rivalry, pitting two giants of student-run venture capital funds against each other for bragging rights as the undisputed leader in social...

Webtrends Buys Social, Mobile Marketer Transpond

By David Kaplan paidContent.comPublished: Aug 10, 2010  Online analytics company Webtrends is getting an instant boost in marketing to Facebook users and iPhone owners with it’s acquisition of app platform provider Transpond. Webtrends sees the acquisition as a complement to last year’s purchase of landing page optimizer Widemile (now “Webtrends Optimize”). The terms...

MBA grads give thumbs up to BYU, U. business schools

By Wendy LeonardDeseret NewsPublished: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 SALT LAKE CITY — Business schools at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University have scored high on a national student survey for the second consecutive year.More than 19,000 MBA graduates nationwide recently participated in a survey of how well various schools prepared them for the real world. The U.'s David...

Will recession haunt class of 2010 long after it's over?

By Brian MafflyThe Salt Lake Tribune 05/07/2010Alexandra Weiss loves science, but pretty much detests laboratory work. The daughter of University of Utah genetics professor Robert Weiss, she witnessed the tedium of research before stepping foot on campus as a student."Since I was tiny, I was going into the lab and seeing him do experiments. I didn't have the patience to work in a...

University Venture Fund Graduates Win Their Dream Jobs—Despite Tight Market—with Help of Real-World Education

Business Wire, April 19, 2010 • ‘Education through Investment’ is motto of student-run venture capital fund in which grads and undergrads from any discipline can invest time and energy in a business education that pays off big career dividends. ‘I got exactly the job I wanted,’ says fund law grad Charity Williams• Students learn to evaluate and invest in...

University Venture Fund Students Score With Two Successful High-Tech Venture Capital Investments

Business Wire, July 10, 2007  Largest Student-Run Private Equity Fund, with $18 Million in Capital, Proves College Students Do Learn About Entrepreneurship and Make Astute Investment Choices in Unique Educational ProgramSALT LAKE CITY -- A business plan that gives college students a significant role in raising millions of dollars in capital to invest in budding enterprises too dicey for...

University Venture Fund gets final closing on $18M

Deseret News (Salt Lake City), Jun 20, 2006  The University Venture Fund on Monday announced it has achieved a final closing of $18 million in funding.UVF is one of only a few business school venture capital funds, which teach students entrepreneurship by investing in risky -- yet potentially rewarding -- start-up companies rather than in safer stocks of public corporations.UVF is a...

Runnin' Utes Raise Student-Run Fund

Venture Capital Journal - March 2005   The University of Utah has raised a $5 million private equity fund, the University Venture Fund (UVF). making it the largest student-run private equity fund winth outside capital. While the amount is just a drop in the more than $17.7 billion that U.S. firms raised last year, the University Venture Fund is still very much the real thing. A...

Newsweek - March 21, 2005

[x]"Other student venture funds typically raise capital through donations or the school's own endowment funds. But Utah's program is funded by private investors and major banks like UBS Bank USA and Morgan Stanley. These big players expect a return on their money. For them, as for the students, the new fund is no mere academic exercise."

SOMETHING VENTURED: No Play Money For This Student Fund

By Peter Loftus  Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES  26 January 2005  PHILADELPHIA (Dow Jones)--Veteran venture capitalist Timothy Draper has turned to some young acquaintances for help in sizing up two potential deals in the past year. Draper, a partner with Draper Fisher Jurvetson in Menlo Park, Calif., sought advice from a group of college students in Utah who run their own VC fund. After...

For-real Venture Capital Hits College Classrooms

ByJustin Pope - Associated Press Writer Sunday, January 16, 2005 Venture capital is agony and ecstasy, bust and boom, the stress of gambling and the thrill of a front-row view on the latest technologies. And when real money is involved, it's also one of the hottest classes on campuses. In an effort to elevate their teaching beyond the usual case studies and guest speakers, a handful of...

UVF in the WSJ

 2004-12-24 Next month, 160 Masters-of-the-universe-in-the-making descend upon snowy Salt Lake City for the second annual University Private Equity Summit. The conference, run by the University of Utah, will unite undergraduate and graduate business students from more than 30 schools, many of whom run fully formed venturecapital funds back patrick Byme on their own campuses. Besides...

Business Insight - University Venture Fund

Copyright Salt Lake Tribune Jan 12, 2004 1. Describe the University Venture Fund and how it got started. The University Venture Fund (UVF) is a university-based venture capital organization designed to provide students with real-life experience as venture capitalists. Students who become associates in the fund commit at least 20 hours a week and have the accountability they would have with an...