Eship Thoughts from Celebration: Pick 3 Words…

“Pick three words to describe your entrepreneurship experience” This year at Entrepreneurship@Cornell’s Celebration, a two-day entrepreneurship conference, E@D was given the chance to ask Cornell’s prominent alums and entrepreneurs the tough questions. From funny anecdotes to real life advice, these attendees gave us a variety of perspectives on the trials and tribulations of being an entrepreneur. We asked…

CEO Stories: Being Entrepreneurial at the Highest Level

The “CEO Stories: Being Entrepreneurial at the Highest Level” panel addressed the often neglected question of so, you started a business but…what comes next? It’s easy to get swept up in the buzz and excitement of startups, so it was refreshing to hear three CEOs (and Cornell alums) talk about the qualities necessary to be a leader in an entrepreneurial…

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…

NEW! Entrepreneurship 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…

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…

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…

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!  …

Wrap Up on the Dyson Symposium on Women in Leadership

The Dyson Symposium on Women in Leadership was hopefully the first of many future events bringing together the Cornell community to discuss the role of women in business. The day-long symposium left attendees with countless takeaways from speakers such as Barbara Novick, Shelly Porges, Amy Siskind, Erica Nicole, and many others.  Barbara Novick kicked off DSWIL by encouraging…

SoundSpace is Making Sound Tangible

Sound is tangible. Such is the premise of Ray Li (’14)’s latest venture into entrepreneurship with SoundSpace—a gestural music interface that has the potential to revolutionize the world of electronic music. SoundSpace’s interface consists of several motion-based musical instruments, as well as the ability to record and manipulate loops of these instruments.  A recent graduate of the…

Dyson Symposium on Women in Leadership Government and NGO Panel: “Let Your Values Guide You”

The Government and NGO Panel at the Dyson Symposium on Women in Leadership asked four successful businesswomen to discuss what they have learned from taking the “road less traveled”, choosing to enter the world of non-profits over the corporate sector.  Jonelle Bradshaw Jonelle Bradshaw (’96), senior director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Stonybrook University,…

Eric Young (’78) – Open Advice from a VC to Entrepreneurs

” I would rather work with a smart, capable entrepreneur with a mediocre idea than vice versa”  -Eric Young ’78 Co-founder of venture capital firm, Canaan Partners, Eric Young knows what to look for in a successful entrepreneur and a promising start-up idea. His company makes investments in high growth operating companies, typically in either the technology…

CityRaven – Valeri Tsanev

http://www.cityraven.com  Cornellians on Board: Unfortunately it is only me [Valeri Tsanev]. My team is composed of 2 developers and a top 2% real estate agent in NYC but none of them are Cornellians. I would love however to get more Cornellians involved with CityRaven. I do plan to help any aspiring Cornell entrepreneur to achieve…

Shark Tank Profile: Tunetap

Comments from Feifan: Who is on the executive team and how many other students are on the whole team? Executive Team: Feifan Zhou, CEO + dev lead: Cornell University, B.S. CS ’16Bobby Robertson, Marketing lead: High Point University, B.A. Music + Entrepreneurship ’16Mike Falb, Artist relations lead: Cornell University, B.A. Hotel Admin ’14Nicolette Aluisio, Venue…