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Finding the next great business idea: UTC CEO Club’s Elevator Pitch Competition

What do ladder levelers and sunscreen booths have in common? Each was a business idea pitched by a UTC student during the second round of the Elevator Pitch Competition, presented by the UTC College of Business Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) Club. The event was part of StartUp Week Chattanooga. Now in its third year, the competition gives contestants the chance to pitch their business ideas to a panel of

Galtere Ltd. Interns in Preston, MN

Four UTC Finance students visited New York City and Minnesota this summer as part of an internship program through Galtere, Ltd, the commodities-focused hedge fund of Renee Haugerud. Ms. Haugerud’s support established the Galtere Institute: Finance for the Future Initiative at UTC’s College of Business.  The Institute’s mission is to promote the art and science of trading and investing. The blog posts are sent from our interns in New

Debunking the Myth that “Top CEOs don’t come out of HR”

COB Blog by Dr. Lisa Burke August 2013 Debunking the Myth that “Top CEOs don’t come out of HR” HR departments have come under fire in the practitioner literature for being compliance-obsessed, solely operationally focused, and unable to function effectively at the executive table. Perhaps some of these criticisms are deserved, especially for certain incumbents, although we should acknowledge that some possess no formal HR training/education, paltry staffs, meager

Galtere Interns Hit the Big Apple

Four UTC Finance students traveled to New York City this summer to intern at Galtere, Ltd, the commodities-focused hedge fund of Renee Haugerud.  In 2009, Ms. Haugerud gave a $1.5 million gift to support the formation of the Galtere Institute: Finance for the Future Initiative at UTC’s College of Business.  The Institute houses a Bloomberg lab and sponsors an annual Behavioral Finance Symposium, with the mission of promoting the