UVA Darden Podcasts
Research and Relevance, Episode 13: The Role of Accelerators in Fostering New Ventures’ Success

Research and Relevance, Episode 13: The Role of Accelerators in Fostering New Ventures’ Success

August 30, 2019

As accelerator programs proliferate, entrepreneurship scholars like Batten Research Fellow Siobhan O’Mahony are attempting to understand the role they play in new ventures’ success. Dr. O’Mahony and her colleagues found great differences in the degree to which entrepreneurs take advantage of an accelerator’s resources and connections. Entrepreneurs also varied in their openness to integrating critical market feedback, which offers important lessons for directors of accelerators seeking the best model for supporting a cohort of founders. Dr. O’Mahony is the Feld Family Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Strategy and Innovation at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.

 Hosted by Erika Herz, Director of Research and Intellectual Capital at Darden’s Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 83: An Interview with Callie Thompson, Director of Executive Degree Programs

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 83: An Interview with Callie Thompson, Director of Executive Degree Programs

August 23, 2019

In this episode, we catch up with Callie Thompson, Director of Executive Degree Programs. We recently sat down with Callie to talk more about Leadership Residency (LR1) and what she enjoys about working with executive format students. 

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 82: Our New Executive MBA Application

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 82: Our New Executive MBA Application

August 13, 2019

In this episode, we celebrate the launch of our new Executive MBA application! Targeting our Executive Class of 2022? This episode in a must-listen. Join Director of Admissions, Brett Twitty, and Senior Associate Director of Admissions, Katherine Alford, as they review this year’s application and share tips and insights for executive format applicants.

Experience Darden, Episode 26: An Interview with recent graduate Tanvi Pritmani (MBA ‘19)

Experience Darden, Episode 26: An Interview with recent graduate Tanvi Pritmani (MBA ‘19)

August 9, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with recent graduate, Tanvi Pritmani. Tanvi is originally from Singapore, and we sat down with her to talk about how she decided to pursue an MBA, what led her to Darden, and what she enjoyed about her Darden Worldwide Course to Patagonia this past Spring.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 81: An Interview with Morgan Oblinsky, EMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 81: An Interview with Morgan Oblinsky, EMBA Class of 2020

August 9, 2019

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we catch up with Morgan Oblinsky. Morgan is an Executive MBA format student in our Class of 2020, and he is also one of the newly elected leaders of our Veteran Executive Students at Darden (VESD) student organization. We sat down to talk with Morgan about his decision to pursue an MBA, how he is managing his transition from the Navy to the private sector and his advice for prospective students.

 

Experience Darden, Episode 25: An Interview with recent graduate Lydia Zodda (MBA ‘19)

Experience Darden, Episode 25: An Interview with recent graduate Lydia Zodda (MBA ‘19)

August 2, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we sit down with recent graduate, Lydia Zodda. Lydia comes from a performing arts background, and we caught up with her to talk about how she decided to pursue an MBA and how she has managed to fuse her business education with her passion for the arts.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 80: An Interview with Candie Jones, EMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 80: An Interview with Candie Jones, EMBA Class of 2020

August 2, 2019

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we catch up with Candie Jones. Candie is an EMBA format student in our Class of 2020, and she is also the newly elected President of our Black Executive MBA student organization. We sat down with Candie to talk more about her experience in the program, her recent global residency in China and her passion for diversity and inclusion.