Graziadio Business School Students Pitch Industry Ideas to Bryant Stibel Committee
In May 2020, 13 full-time MBA students at the Graziadio Business School presented their business pitches via the Zoom platform to the investment committee of Bryant Stibel. A venture capital firm focusing on businesses in the realms of media, data, gaming, and technology, Bryant Stibel has established an internship program specifically for Graziadio students. Company cofounder Jeff Stibel, who launched the firm with late Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant, was also present for the pitches.
The Bryant Stibel Internship program consists of two seven-week courses that prepare students for work in a private equity and alternative investment firm within a highly experiential learning environment. At the end of the program, student finalists present their ideas to a select portion of the private equity firm’s committee, conducted digitally this year to maintain social distancing practices.