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Two University of Utah graduates will appear on ABC’s "Shark Tank" on Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m.Mountain time to make a pitch for their startup company, Power Practical, in hopes of receiving an investment.
With the help of the U’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, David Toledo and Paul Slusser developed a portable cooking pot capable of transforming heat and water into a usable power source that can charge phones or other devices using thermoelectricity.
A new study out of the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business found that when it comes to driving sales, what consumers say online is more important than the number of comments. The study also found that traditional advertising is a stronger driver of sales earlier in a product’s life cycle, but online commentary becomes a more critical driver as the product matures in the market.
In The Spotlight
Dr. Cole E . Holmes is an Assistant Professor/Lecturer in the Department of Management and the Undergraduate Program Director for the Department of Management. Dr. Holmes’ research interests include professional and workplace communication, organizational behavior and leadership, and group communication and interpersonal dynamics.