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What I Learned from What I Wish I Knew at 22

Amy Siskind kicked off the What I Wish I Knew at 22 event by calling for a “SHEvolution” to get women back in leadership and back in control. The former Wall Street exec and Co-founder and President of The New Agenda brought up some disturbing statistics indicating that women are actually moving backwards in terms of…

Shark Tank Profile: S.A.L.T.

Who is on the executive team and how many other students are on the whole team? Because we’re still less than a year old, our executive team is small. It consists of my partner, Eliot Kim, and me. I am a 2nd year PhD candidate at Weill Cornell Medical College. Though S.A.L.T. is not my…

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NEW! Hospitality Concentration within Hotel School

The Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship just launched an Entrepreneurship Concentration for undergraduate students in the Hotel School. Entrepreneurship is the fourth concentration (along with Human Resources, Law, and Managerial Leadership) within the HOLD, or Hospitality Leadership, area. The concentration requires 12 credits minimum, including: Required Courses (8 credits) HADM 3135/6135: Conversations with Entrepreneurs…

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Interested in Entrepreneurship & Social Change? Enter the SBC-EY Social Entrepreneurship Competition Today!

SBC-EY Social Entrepreneurship Competition The Social Entrepreneurship Competition (SEC) is a business case competition that is looking for bright, talented individuals who are interested in consulting, entrepreneurship, and in creating meaningful impact. Social Business Consulting Group at Cornell is proud to partner with Ernst and Young (EY) Consulting and Entrepreneurship@Cornell to host the first-ever Cornell Social Entrepreneurship…

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Shark Tank Profile: Arctyc–Willie Mendelson MEng ’15 & Bryan Dunn Hotel ’14

Below are the comments of Bryan Dunn ’14 and Willie Mendelson ’15: What is the mission/business of Arctyc? Arctyc is developing a connected kitchen appliance that will elevate the wine-drinking experience by enabling consumers to enjoy their wine at the optimal temperature without the need to plan ahead. Our compact device is capable of chilling any bottle…

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Shark Tank Winner: FloraPulse – Michael Santiago MechE PhD

Below are comments from Michael Santiago: Who is the executive team of FloraPulse? FloraPulse has one student (myself) and two Cornell faculty who are scientific advisors. Michael Santiago (CEO/CTO) Abraham D. Stroock (scientific advisor) Alan N. Lakso (scientific advisor) What is FloraPulse? FloraPulse makes water-stress sensors that, in layman’s terms, measure how thirsty a plant…

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Embracing Uncertainty: Zach Steele ’15 on His Startup Internship Experience

Especially in the midst of interview season for summer internships, others’ experiences often provide a wealth of knowledge. Though many students tend to be entrepreneurial-minded, they tend to be hesitant about interning for start-ups as uncertainty plays a large role in their decision-making. Below are comments from Zach Steele ’15 on his internship experience at a start-up, SWAN Medical, last summer. This past…

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Shark Tank Profile: NTi Technology – Shane Heil ’16

Below are comments from Shane Heil, CEO of NTi Technology: What is NTi Technology? Our company has developed a coating technology that continuously cleans and disinfects any treated surface. Unlike other disinfection products that evaporate and leave the surface vulnerable, our proprietary coating remains on a surface and shields it from pathogens by continuously producing…

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Opportunity! Apply to the John Jaquette Fund

The John Jaquette Fund has been providing a $1-3K fund and a modest “safety net” so that women and under-represented minorities can take a risk and experiment with opportunities in the entrepreneurial world. John Jaquette is the recently retired director of Entrepreneurship@Cornell. Apply now for opportunities within the John Jaquette Fund including: Entrepreneurship summer intern/ full-time positions Research activities on…

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Event: Cornell Pitch Bootcamp

The Cornell Pitch Bootcamp consists of three events geared towards anyone interested in gaining experience in pitching. This is a Cornell wide event and will include students from a number of backgrounds. Whether you’ve been itching to pitch or are hesitant for one reason or another, come to the networking reception to see what you think!  …

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Go Digital NY – Edipo Cravo, AEM ’10

What is the mission of Go Digital NY? Edipo is the founder and CEO of Go Digital NY – Brasil, the Brazilian expansion of Go Digital NY, a New York City based search engine optimization (SEO) and web development agency. In a crowded market, Go Digital NY – Brasil has the mission of bringing exceptional…

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Johnson Shark Tank Feb 3rd!

Make sure to apply to Cornell Shark Tank to pitch in front of VCs and compete for $1500 in prizes plus ticket to SXSW!  When? Tue Feb 3, from 5-6pm Where? Duffield Atrium/Goldman Lounge-directly across from Matins Café. Who? Open to entire University (Attendee RSVP registration http://on.fb.me/1xZxyQS) Prizes? 5 teams pitch 3 VC Judges to win…

Congratulations Karim Abouelnaga SHA ’13

Karim Abouelnaga SHA ’13 has been picked to be on the Forbes 2015 Top 30 Under 30: Education list.  It was almost exactly two years ago that I had the pleasure to interview, get to know and befriend Karim so this doesn’t surprise me a bit. He has been to several alumni entrepreneurship events including…

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CUSummit Q&A: What Did Students Think?

Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit is an unbelievable opportunity for students to step out of the classroom. While many attend the Summit to explore the entrepreneurial world, students are also exposed to a wide range of topics and given a chance to speak one-on-one with entrepreneurial professionals with more experience and expertise. Although Cornell’s campus is rife with opportunities for students to connect, students with diverse backgrounds are…