UTSA now accepting applications for new data science business plan competition | UTSA Today | UTSA

Applications for the competition will be open through January 31, 2022. In February, UTSA will announce the invited teams. The in-person competition will take place April 13-15, 2022.

The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students around the world who are leading new for-profit, independent ventures in the seed, start-up or early growth stages with a sustainable revenue model.

Teams will be competing for substantial cash prizes, with $50,000 going to the first-place team, $30,000 to the second-place team, $20,000 to the third-place team and $10,000 for a student-voted “best in show” category.

This new competition was made possible by a $1 million gift to UTSA by Timothy and Melissa Draper. Timothy Draper is a third-generation venture capitalist and the founder of Draper University. His investments in Skype, Tesla, SpaceX, Hotmail, Twitch, Robinhood and more have built his reputation as a world-renowned tech investor.

“Business plan competitions are

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4 Mobile App Design Tools Your Business Can Use Today

Today I have some app design tools to help make your mobile marketing strategy more successful.

Mobile usage is near the top of the list when it comes to finding information and making a purchase. Having a well-branded app for your product or service can help drive more sales. In order to reach more customers you need the right app in place that will making the buying journey seamless. Would you like to improve your bottom line? Take advantage of these mobile resources, and let me know how these work for you!

1) Collaborate and design – Sketch

Make your mobile designs more fun and provide your team projects to engage with. Sketch easily allows you to collaborate starting with the early stages of your work, the development of prototypes, and then the final design. Features include pixel creations, vector editing, reusable components, and more. Perform edits in real time

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Elon University / Today at Elon / 10 full-time faculty members join Love School of Business

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business welcomed new full-time faculty members in accounting, marketing, management, analytics and finance.

front of Koury Business CenterThe Martha and Spencer Love School of Business welcomed 10 new full-time faculty members in August 2021, bringing the school’s total number of full-time faculty to 69.

The new full-time faculty members are:

Chris Baker, lecturer in finance

  • B.A., North Carolina State University; MBA, Elon University
  • She previously taught at Elon University.
  • Her professional experience includes roles as interim CFO at TriStone Community Bank, executive vice president and CFO at Capital Bank and Capital Bank Corporation, executive vice president and CFO, corporate secretary and treasurer at 1st State Bank and 1st State Bancorp, Inc., COO and CFO at First Capital Services, Inc. and senior vice president and treasurer at First Federal Saving and Loan Association.

Manoj Chari, assistant professor of business analytics and director of the Center for Organizational Analytics

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Boston app rewards shopping local to boost small business recovery – Cities Today

Boston is the latest and largest US city to launch a digital rewards programme to incentivise spending with local businesses.

These initiatives have seen growing interest as cities look to economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through Boston’s four-month pilot, in partnership with Israeli tech start-up Colu, shoppers earn Boston Points automatically at participating businesses when they make purchases with credit or debit cards linked to their B-Local account.

The rewards are applied as cash discounts at redeeming businesses. All rewards are reimbursed by the City of Boston through CARES Act funding so there is no cost to users or businesses. So far, 269 businesses have signed up.

Acting Mayor of Boston Kim Janey said: “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and they need our help to recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. By creatively leveraging federal CARES Act funding, the City of Boston

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