By Griffin Moores
Management instructor in the College of Business
When Wright co-founded Ascent, a nonprofit that aims to combat maternal mortality and rare diseases, she and her team used GoFundMe to finance two rounds of market research.
In the classroom, Wright has incorporated crowdfunding principles into her entrepreneurship and sustainable venturing courses, teaching students not just from a book, but from personal experience.
Finance/real estate professor in the College of Business
Vickie Bajtelsmit has taught in the College of Business for 25 years, covering everything from financial planning, investments, corporate and entrepreneurial finance to insurance and risk management.
Bajtelsmit keeps tabs on the shifting landscape of crowdfunding, sharing her insights with graduate and undergraduate students in her classes.