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Nomad Go’s Bootstrapping Work Lands $2.7 million in Venture Capital Funding

Jonah Friedl wants his brick-and-mortar clients to benefit from the same type of analytical tools that online retailers use. The Carson College alumnus is the cofounder of Nomad Go Inc., a Kirkland startup that uses artificial intelligence to track customer experiences at quick-serve restaurants, hotels, and retail stores. » More ...

Walton Lecture Series Features Avista Corp.’s Risk Manager

Something as simple as sitting in the back of the room during a presentation can pose a degree of risk, according to this year’s Walton Lecture speaker, Bob Brandkamp. To demonstrate the concept of personal risk, Brandkamp, Avista Corp.’s risk manager, jovially picked a student from the back row of the auditorium to join him at the front of the room, hand out T-shirts for participation, and contribute to the conversation for the hour-long lecture. » More ...

Jessica Murray’s Culinary Journey to a Ph.D.

Jessica Murray grew up on a farm in southwest Washington, where family celebrations included elaborate, home-cooked meals. That early exposure to scratch cooking and farm-fresh foods prompted Murray to take culinary classes in high school, with the initial goal of earning a two-year culinary arts degree. Nine years later, Murray is working on a Ph.D. through the Carson College of Business in hospitality and business management. During her time at WSU, she helped introduce a new flour for use in pizza crusts and was part of the launch for Crimson Confections, a student-led chocolate business. » More ...