Tag: School of Business

Ride-booking platform transports patients to doctors

Ankit Mathur (B.S.’03/B; M.B.A.’12/B; M.S.’13/B) wants to get you to the doctor. In particular, he wants everyone to have transportation to the doctor. A three-time Virginia Commonwealth University alumnus who’s devoted his career to building software systems and improving inefficiencies, Mathur is co-founder and chief technology officer of RoundTrip, a startup that connects people to reliable medical […]

Alumna shares grace and guidance on managing finances

Soraya Morris (B.S.’12/B) discussed her experience at the university and how it set her up for success.

Laying down roots

Pitch competition winner holding his certificate and surrounded by the judges.

After graduating from the VCU School of Business, David Waltenbaugh spent more than a decade working in the investment industry. But for most of that time, he knew it wasn’t his ultimate career path.

‘You’re coming here to feel better’

David Gallagher wears a colorful blazer as he stands beneath a large, lit sign proclaiming "love."

The founding partner of Tang and Biscuit, a large indoor shuffleboard social club, says his business isn’t actually about shuffleboard.

Finding a home in government

Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax and Adele McClure review documents together.

Forbes magazine recently named Adele McClure (B.S.'11/B) to its Top 30 Under 30 in the category of law and politics, citing her leading role in developing state-level policies, the statewide roundtables she led to encourage stakeholders to discuss the issue of high eviction rates in Virginia and her participation in Arlington, Virginia’s plan to end homelessness.

Get to the doctor

Ankit Mathur sits on a couch in his office in Startup Virginia.

A three-time Virginia Commonwealth University alumnus who’s devoted his career to building software systems and improving inefficiencies, Ankit Mathur, 37, is co-founder and chief technology officer of RoundTrip, a startup that connects people to reliable medical transportation while reducing wait times, insurance headaches and extra expenses.

She said yes! With help from VCU Libraries’ screen, proposal became a really big ask

By Julie Young His stomach was in knots, and he stumbled over the words he had so carefully rehearsed. But at 2:50 p.m. April 21, with an assist from James Branch Cabell Library’s 400-foot digital screen, Osman Malik (B.S.’15/B) pulled off a surprise proposal to his longtime girlfriend, Faria Ahmed (B.S.’15/H&S), on the Virginia Commonwealth […]

As he prepares to speak at commencement, Boris Kodjoe recalls his road from VCU to Hollywood

In 27 years as head tennis coach at Virginia Commonwealth University, Paul Kostin has just about seen and heard it all. He’s coached hundreds of players of varying abilities and personalities, and they have challenged him in seemingly infinite ways. Still, he has only encountered one Boris Kodjoe (B.S.’96/B), and he has never faced a conundrum […]

Now We’re Cookin’ Rabia’s Sweet Potato Cheesecake

We learn to make sweet potato cheesecake from chef Rabia Kamara (B.S.’10/B), owner of Ruby Scoops Ice Cream and Sweets! You can learn more about her time at VCU and experience owning her own business here. If you’re a chef and would like to be featured in a future episode of Now We’re Cookin’ email […]

The pursuit of ‘hoppiness’: Couple drafts a plan for success, opens Twisted Ales Craft Brewing

By Anthony Langley (B.S.’16/MC) A need for adventure brought Debbi (B.A.’12/H&S; B.A.’12/H&S; Cert.’15/B; M.B.A.’17/B) and Jason (B.S.’17/B) Price to Richmond, Virginia. The couple had lived in California for more than 20 years, but when life started to feel the same, they pulled out a map of the East Coast and threw caution to the wind. “We put our hands together and […]