Jonathan Ganthier (MBA ’20) and his fiancee helped grow their wellness company Nutritional Freedom after taking the "Venture Velocity" class at Darden.
Darden graduate David Scharfman (MBA '16) appeared on ABC's Shark Tank and received investment offers from three sharks, including celebrity entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban.
Members of the cohort are developing a wide range of products and services, including remote solar panels, an upcycling system for plastic foams like Styrofoam, on-demand craft coffee and many other innovative ideas.
Oemi Botanicals, a “nutrition-forward” natural beauty product company, was founded by Allison Shimamoto (MBA '19) and is led by several Darden entrepreneurs.
The publication is the latest indication of the reach and influence of effectuation, which Professor Saras Sarasvathy discovered following rigorous examination of the way expert entrepreneurs think and act.
Dean Scott Beardsley explains how the Darden Annual Fund is powering the School’s response to an environment upended by the coronavirus and describes how new gifts ensure Darden navigates the challenges ahead.