Year-End Wrap Up

Greetings fellow startup junkies! What a year we’ve had here at Entrepreneurship@Dyson! We have definitely grown immensely this year getting our name into all the corners of the Cornell community. We’ve sponsored events and symposiums, hosted intimate get-togethers with successful business owners, held student startup meetups, and generated a ton of new content for our website!…

Staying Warm with The Hardy North

We all know them, the ‘do it all’s’ as I say. These are the kids who are never satisfied with what’s on their plate…there’s always room for more. While we normally see them in the classroom or in extra-curriculars, they exist in the startup world too. A shining example is the team at Collegiate Sun:…

Gabby Wild: Stop the Slaughter – Fight With Fashion

Here at E@D we’ve profiled a couple kickstarter campaigns that we find pretty cool. Adding to the list is Gabby Wild’s The Greenest Runway to Date. Gabby, a student at Cornell’s vet school, currently orchestrates a not-for-profit organization, Gabby Wild, advocating protection of endangered species via strategic partnerships with NGO’s and innovative marketing campaigns. Her…

The Hardy North – Gage Hunt ’14

  What is the mission of The Hardy North? The Hardy North reminds college graduates how far they’ve come and inspires confidence in where they’re going.   How did you come up with the idea for THN After founding our first business, Collegiate Sun, we noticed a peculiar lack of high quality garments in college…

Lesson on Branding, VC, & Pursuing Personal Passions

Last week E@C sponsored the “Celebration Conference” bringing back loads of entrepreneurial minded alumni to speak on a variety of topics. Being a road warrior for E@D I meandered around campus to see who had the most intriguing talks (and who gave out free food!) – Which ultimately brought me to collegetown’s Popshop for a presentation from…

Food & Brand Workshop Recruitment!

Want to Join a Fun Research Group for Next Academic Semester? The Cornell Food and Brand Lab (F&BL) directed by Dr. Brian Wansink, author of the best seller “Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More than We Think,” focuses on eating behavior – why people eat what they eat, how people experience foods, and what drives…

Shelly Porges Says “Some Leaders Are Born Women”

Shelly Porges was a big name at last week’s Dyson Symposium on Women in Leadership. Porges is the former Senior Advisor for the Global Entrepreneurship Program at the U.S. State Department. She also headed several national programs focused on public policy, gender advocacy, and entrepreneurship. A Cornell grad who initially entered the private sector, Porges met…

Alex Krakoski – Worthy Jerky ’16

  What is the mission of Worthy Jerky? The mission of Worthy Jerky is to provide the highest quality snacks to help fuel personal growth and achievement. Our team firmly believes that what you put into your body heavily influences your ability to perform to the best of your ability in any setting. This is…

Art, Fashion & A Button-Up StartUp

Ideas come to us at different times and different places – you constantly hear about the ‘dorm room entrepreneur’ these days as inspiration may even strike us in our pajamas sitting in Donlon Hall. This scenario happened to one Cornell entrepreneur only he was sporting a button-up shirt.   In his sophomore year, Mac Bishop…

Shark Tank Profile: Saund

Saund – Shark Tank Pitch    Comments from Saund: Who is on the executive team and how many other students are on the whole team? Founder: Kelsey Kruse BS ECE ’16  Executive Team: Vitchyr Pong (ECE/CS 16),Max Weisbrod (Architecture 15),Andrew Bryan (ECE 16)Sue-Jean Sung (Hotel 15)  What is the business? Saund makes headphones that let runners…

Marianne Dorado’s Unfair Advantage

WHO:           Marianne Dorado WHERE:     NYC, NY WHAT:        FSAD 2014 STARTUP: Unfair Advantage Think the fashion world is dictated by massive conglomerates and uptight Devil Wears Prada designers? Well evidently not to Marianne Dorado, a senior in Cornell’s fashion management program who has launched her own clothing company…

Learn From the Masters: Mark Cuban

Hopscotch, remember that game? A classic American playground pastime where school kids gather around a chalk written ladder on pavement tossing a stone to a certain tile and hopping to that spot through nimble choreography.   In my opinion, Mark Cuban must’ve killed it at Hopscotch. Cuban is a self-made business magnate and investor who…