Cornell Creates: An Entrepreneurship Panel

cornell-createsOn Thursday, December 1, Entrepreneurship@Dyson will host its bi-annual entrepreneurship panel to showcase the voices of student entrepreneurs here at Cornell. The event will take place at 5pm in Warren Hall 175. The panel is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the entrepreneurial accomplishments of our peers and share stories.

Below are the speakers that will be speaking at Thursday’s event:

Shaibyaa Rajbhandari (‘18), Patuka and Utthan: In response to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal in 2015, Shabiyaa created two social ventures that help local communities in the country recover. Utthan is a “multidimensional investment company” that helps community members access livestock and economic opportunities, while Patuka helps women sell their handcrafted tapestries to a college market.

Stuart Wang (‘18), Vispio: Vispio seeks to make middle and high school curriculum applicable to the real world. Stuart and his team work on a platform that combines curriculum with news pieces through interactive games and quizzes.

Beverly Wallenstein (‘16), We Mean Business: Originally named Girls Mean Business, We Mean Business seeks to reduce the gender gap through encouraging women to pursue careers in Business. Beverly hosts educational workshops and events for both teenage girls and women.

Kavin Lam (‘18), Engaged Community Directed Investments: What does someone with aspirations to start a business but no credit history or lack of access to financial institutions do when he or she needs capital? Kavin and his team work to solve this issue through helping minorities access capital for small businesses.

Jeffrey Ly (‘16) XBoard: Skateboarders, rejoice: XBoard is creating the first electric skateboard that allows riders to perform tricks. The company is well recognized on campus and won the New York State Business Plan Competition earlier this year.