Stories from Cornell’s student-run startups on campus & beyond
March 27, 2019
Dragon Catcher Helps Catch Intellectual Property Infringements Online
Peterson Jiang, J.D. ’20 and Cora Liang, J.D.’20 co-founded Dragon Catcher, a start-up company that identifies intellectual property infringements on e-commerce platforms. Peterson Jiang ’20 came up with his business idea four years ago when […]
May 19, 2018
1TakeInterview Brings a New Approach to Coding Interview Prep
Sean Viswanathan, a graduating senior at Cornell University, is the founder of 1TakeInterview: a software engineering interview prep website that helps users learn how to tackle coding questions they’re likely to see in their job interviews. After trying a lot of different resources to help him earn internship and full-time opportunities, Viswanathan grew frustrated with the resources on the market and sought out to create something better.
Entrepreneurship@Dyson recently spoke to Viswanathan about his journey with 1TakeInterview. Check out the interview below:
May 7, 2018
Arpit Sheth (MEng ‘18) Builds the Future of Local News
Crater is an emerging app that allows anyone to shoot footage on their phones of local news events and post stories for their communities. Crater assists community members in posting stories through the app’s video editing tools and story templates. E@D spoke with Arpit to learn more about this crowdsourcing approach to local news.
April 25, 2018
Ride Smarter with Cornell AppDev’s Ithaca Transit
Ithaca Transit is an end-to-end navigation app combining the best features of available transit apps into one simple design. The app prominently features live tracking and updates, an immensely useful feature for anyone who has waited in the cold for a bus.
April 16, 2018
Christopher Rodriguez (‘18) Embodies the Entrepreneurial Spirit
Chris is working on a project called Liquify, a “personal financial management platform that helps users track their spending and create budgets.” His first conception of the idea came as a freshman at Cornell while riding the TCAT, where he saw riders fumble with cash and coins to pay for their fares. “There has be be a better way to pay,” Chris thought.
March 8, 2018
Interview with Rewardzzz Founder Hunter Friedland
E@D sat down with Rewardzzz founder, Hunter Friedland, to learn more about his startup.
February 21, 2018
Travel the World with Brynne Merkley (‘20) and Colby Triolo (‘19)
In the summer of 2017, both Brynne Merkley (‘20) and Colby Triolo (‘19) wanted to travel the world. Brynne was excited to bike across Canada, and Colby wanted to backpack through Europe. Not wanting to travel solo, they each reached out to their friends, asking if anyone wanted to join. The responses they received were defeating: people had internships and jobs or only wanted to travel for a week, not the whole summer. As a result, Brynne and Colby cancelled their travel plans and got tech internships in Boston, where they ended up meeting and sharing their problem of wanting to travel. Both bonded over not being able to find like-minded travel partners with similar schedules and compatible styles. Together, they wanted to bring travelers together and help people explore the world, which inspired them to launch their company, The Worldwide Travel Network.
February 8, 2018
Peter Cetale (‘19) Brings Technology and Charity Together
No twenty year old college student could be described as a serial entrepreneur, but Peter Cetale (ILR ‘19) comes close. After founding three businesses and two active campus organizations, Peter has become an expert at putting ideas into action.
February 6, 2018
Interview with Deanna Deyhim (’18) – Founder of Spect
E@D recently sat down with Spect founder Deanna Deyhim to better understand SpectTM technology and the motivation behind her vision.
November 29, 2017
Jenna Martinez’s (‘19) Açaísy Dishes out Sales
This past summer, Jenna Martinez ‘19 lived in her hometown of Miami, FL, interning and soaking up the warm weather. During that time, she realized that açaí bowls were really popular in Miami and after trying them, she was in love. As the summer was coming to an end, she thought about how she would get açaí bowls in Ithaca, NY and quickly found that there was a gap in the market. With her determination and initiative, Martinez launched Açaísy, the first service that allows people to order açaí right to their door in 10 minutes or less!
November 16, 2017
My Africa, Your Trip: Ghali Jorio (’21) and MyAfriTrip
In 2014, a total of 65.3 million international tourists visited Africa. While that may seem like a lot, the figure represents only 5.8% of the world’s tourists.
For Ghali Jorio (’21), these numbers were more than statistics. They were his motivation for starting a company.
Jorio is the co-founder of MyAfriTrip: an online platform that offers tour packages designed to increase tourism to African countries. Driven by a mission of economic development in Africa, he has already helped facilitate 30 trips including ranging from two to ten people.
While Jorio is focusing on building his knowledge and entrepreneurial resources as a student at Cornell, he commits himself fully to MyAfriTrip on school breaks when he is in Africa with his co-founder. For more on Ghali’s experiences, see our interview below:
October 26, 2017
Planting the Seed for Petal with Michael Eaton (‘18) and Santi Alegria (‘18)
Home of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY has been known for growing rich intellectual experiences for students, but when it comes to growing plants, the cold and dark weather is not conducive. After growing up in Botswana, Michael Eaton (‘18) yearned for the big garden he used to have; in junior year, he decided to use his love for making things to discover how to grow herbs given the poor Ithacan weather and his limited apartment space. He reached out to this friend, Santiago “Santi” Alegria (‘18), shared his goal, and shortly after, Petal was planted.
October 25, 2017
Summers in Startups: Differentiating Growth Opportunities for Undergraduates
Are you curious about how to build professional experience as an underclassman? Learn how sophomore Eric Hu developed his business acumen and worked on impactful projects while interning at two startups in NYC during the Summer of 2017.
October 2, 2017
Meet the Entrepreneurial Interior Designer
Kevin O’Gara (Design and Environmental Analysis 20’) is the brain behind ‘Thou Swell,’ an Atlanta lifestyle blog which has accrued almost twelve thousand followers on Instagram in approximately four years. O’Gara describes the blog as a place for those with an eye for design and ‘entertaining enthusiasts.’ O’Gara’s interests lie in forming a world where social and environmental impact overlap. The Cornell sophomore has worked with national companies such as Fab.com, Home Depot, Target, Trulia, and Jonathan Alder. With O’Gara’s sophisticated eye, many of his followers have been surprised to learn that he is only a college student.
May 5, 2017
Tiffany Anne St. Bernard Builds Mentorship Communities
It is difficult to find a student entrepreneur with such varied experience as Tiffany Anne St. Bernard. In addition to mentoring several startups, Tiffany serves as a Blackstone Launchpad Senior Fellow and as a Fund Manager at Big Red Ventures. As a Ph.D. student in biomedical engineering, Tiffany’s initiatives both build on her technical experiences and challenge her to explore new fields.
April 21, 2017
Crunching Down on a Simpler, Sweet, and Savory Granola with Kim (’19)
Jamie Kim ‘19 has been baking since high school, but it tastes like she’s been doing it for several lives. At least, that’s what hordes of students, Manndibles cafe, successful chefs, and her friends and family might tell you.
In high school, Kim baked granola as gifts, experimenting with different spices and herbs unique to granola, like lavender and rosemary, which would soon become her signature touch on what seemed to be a saturated market.
The idea for bumble & butter started in October 2016, originally intended to be a breakfast company–selling pastries, as well as granola. As a student in the School of Hotel Administration, Kim pitched the company in her marketing class. The idea started to gain traction, but the taste of the granola spoke for itself.
April 20, 2017
The Shift to Renewable Energy – InvestMend and Sam Kramer (’18)
If you were to think of an entrepreneur’s qualities as tools in a builder’s toolbox, flexibility would likely be the level; just as a good builder needs a level to adjust measurements and designs, every serious entrepreneur needs flexibility to adapt his or her business. Cornell Environmental and Sustainability Studies student Sam Kramer (’18) recognizes this; in fact, he has lived it through his renewable energy investment company, InvestMend. From an online marketplace highlighting renewable energy investments, InvestMend has evolved to focus on more personal intereactions with investors. For more on Sam and InvestMend, click below:
March 29, 2017
Dorm Room Fund Grows at Cornell
Have you ever felt like the world of startup investment is unreachable outside your weekly episode of Shark Tank? Mike Annunziata, a student at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, hopes to change that. Annunziata is Cornell’s new partner for Dorm Room Fund: a student venture fund backed by First Round Capital. Click below for more:
March 14, 2017
Annie Blumenfeld (‘20) Uses Business to Advocate for Animals
Annie Blumenfeld’s thoughts on dogs have varied across her lifetime; although she used to fear dogs, she now owns a business for them. Several years after being attacked by her childhood dog Duncan in elementary school, she started Wags 4 Hope, a nonprofit with a mission of promoting the wellness of pets across the world.
March 9, 2017
Exploring Venture Capital with CVC
The Cornell Venture Capital club offers undergraduates at Cornell an opportunity to work with industry-leading VC firms and their portfolio companies. Find out how CVC does it below:
March 3, 2017
Investing in the Future: My Experiences with Venture Capital
Archana Choudhary, one of the writers for E@D, reflects on what got her passionate about entrepreneurship and venture capital.
February 28, 2017
Elizabeth Li ’19 Launches Her Campus Cornell
Within one semester of launching her online publication, Her Campus Cornell, Elizabeth Li ‘19 has watched the club thrive. She explained that Her Campus Cornell involves a collaboration of writing, marketing, and event planning teams focused on featuring relatable and trendy media content for its readers. The Cornell chapter is a subset of the international Her Campus organization. Li stated that Her Campus Cornell’s advantage is that “there is no publication on campus that parallels with the niche audience that Her Campus targets.” The magazine focuses on college-aged women at Cornell, emphasizing women’s topics, issues, and empowerment.
February 22, 2017
The Foundry Builds the Future
Located on the East Side of Buffalo, NY, The Foundry is a startup that is a community space and business incubator with a trade-based focus. Through its mentor program, metal shop, woodshop, and fiber arts studio, The Foundry helps people start product-based businesses.
February 15, 2017
Juliana Bain (’20) Investigates Entrepreneurial Journeys through Film
Entrepreneurs flock towards opportunities for to make their dreams a reality. What does it take to make the cut? Juliana Bain (’20) is currently investigating this critical aspect of an entrepreneur’s journey through her documentary Startup Challengers. She sat down with E@D to discuss her project.
February 13, 2017
Justin Selig (‘17) Inspires Cornell’s Creative Spirit
When Justin Selig was in second grade, he folded his first origami figurine. The power of creation inspired him, and he began attending weekly origami lessons at the Museum of Natural History. Years later, Selig’s spirit of making is still alive – so much so that he founded Cornell Make, an organization devoted to furthering Cornellians’ creative spirits.
February 8, 2017
Park (‘18) Builds Inclusive Business Organization
Last semester, Leslie Park ‘18 decided to start something new: a club. After becoming familiar with the current professional organizations on campus, Park realized “that there was a need for a business organization that was more welcoming and offered more flexibility.” With strong determination and passion, Park launched Cornell’s very own Phi Beta Lambda chapter.
December 2, 2016
Chad Fong (’19) Provides Entrepreneurial Students with an Alternative Living Space
Chad Fong (Cornell Class of 2019) creates an accelerator/incubator living space for entrepreneurs through his startup IvyStart. Read on to learn about his journey and the unique community he intends to create in the Fall of 2017.
November 29, 2016
Cornell Creates: An Entrepreneurship Panel
On 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.
November 28, 2016
Aditya Agashe (’17) Redesigns Startup Technology
In an era where technology is deemed one of the most important channels in which businesses reach and connect to their customers, building the right website and mobile applications is key. Aditya (Adi) Agashe, a senior in the College of Engineering majoring in computer science with a business minor, helps Cornell-affiliated entrepreneurs, startups, and alumni build their technology platforms through Belle Apps: a software consulting company that creates websites and mobile applications tailored for each client’s business needs.
November 22, 2016
Evan Isenstein (’17) Fosters Learning Through Trellis
One of the first feelings many Cornell students face when coming to campus is the overwhelming desire to step out of their comfort zones and learn new things. Fortunately, there is a startup that facilitates such growth.
November 21, 2016
DysID Rolls out the Wardrobe
DysID’s most attention-grabbing initiative has been in developing stages for just over a year and is prepared to launch at Cornell as soon as next academic year. This initiative,The Wardrobe, aims to provide free professional attire to students on Cornell’s campus that don’t already have access to it. Through The Wardrobe, DysID hopes to enable students who previously couldn’t access these resources to succeed in job interviews, class presentations, and more.
November 17, 2016
Reuben St. Marc Aims to Unify the Cornell Community with his Versatile DJ Sound
Reuben St. Marc transforms his musical hobby into an profitable entrepreneurial venture. Read more to learn about how St. Marc created his own success through initiative, determination and perseverance.
November 11, 2016
Students Launch First Undergraduate Marketing Club
Cornell has 1,200 student organizations and that number continues to grow. Yet, there was no go-to marketing club on Cornell’s undergraduate campus. Six students finally realized this anomaly and took action to create the university’s first premier marketing club. Cornell Marketing Organization (CMO) strives to create value in the marketing sector for both its members and partners.
November 8, 2016
Jennifer Mandelblatt (‘17) Launches Political Convention
If you are an ILR student or spend any time in Ives Hall, you probably know Jennifer Mandelblatt. What some people may not know about Jen is she is the Founder and Director of Platform, a convention held this past summer in Washington DC to engage women in politics.
October 19, 2016
A Real World Education – Shaan Franchi and Stuart Wang Discuss Vispio
Have you ever felt a disconnect between what you were learning in school and the “real world”? Students rejoice; teachers have felt it, too. The downside, however, is that most teachers don’t know how to fix it. Teachers, especially at the middle school and high school level, are consistently evaluated on how well their students perform on tests designed for a set curriculum. In other words, teachers don’t have much incentive to distract their students from that set curriculum by spending class time each week discussing news and other world events.
While educators have struggled with this problem, a group of students from Cornell has found the solution: Vispio.
September 30, 2016
Weaving the Future: Shaibyaa Rajbhandari ’18 with Patuka
Cornell student Shaibyaa Rajbhandari ‘18 started her entrepreneurial journey last year with Utthan. Utthan is a multidimensional social investment company that creates long-term sustainable impact in Nepal following the earthquake in 2015. The entire world came together to help in immediate rehabilitation but often that is short-term. With Utthan, Shaibyaa aims to create a healthier and economically stable alternative for families affected by the earthquake.
E@D met with Shaibyaa last year to talk about Utthan, and we catch up with her again to talk about the second installation of her journey: Patuka.
September 20, 2016
Lucas Millman (’18) and Happiness Abscissa
Next time you want to splurge on some new perfume or soap, head to the Cornell Store for a truly Cornell brand. Environmental Economics major Lucas Millman (‘18) and two Weill Medical professors – Dr. Beeder and Dr. Oribe – are pioneering a non-gendered fragrance company dedicated to mental well-being. When you use their products, you will be transported to peaceful fields of fruit trees.
May 13, 2016
Last Wednesday, Entrepreneurship@Dyson held Startup Stories: a panel of distinguished student entrepreneurs! Each student gave valuable insight into their companies from how they got started to where they will be going next!
May 9, 2016
Siddhant Sachdev (‘17) Brews Success
Siddhant Sachdev (A&S ‘17) claims to “not be a coffee person,” but if he had to have a cup, he’d opt for a caramel frappuccino. Although you won’t find him drinking a standard cup of coffee, he’s brewing something more powerful: knowledge.
May 4, 2016
Ezra Box: Cornell’s Storage Solution with Karnavat (’17) and Tayal (’16)
For many people, summer is a time for friends, sun, and relaxation. That is, unless you need to find a place to store your stuff. In short, many college students who live far away from their university campuses struggle to find local storage facilities to house their belongings over long breaks and avoid the hassle of bringing them back home. Similarly, even when students are successful in finding a place to store their clothing, these facilities charge high storage fees that can put a damper on anyone’s summer fun.
Fortunately, Cornell students won’t face this problem for much longer. A team of Cornell students recently founded Ezra Box: a peer to peer platform that helps students who need storage space find other Cornell students with more than enough space to spare. The platform currently operates as a website, and matches Cornell student renters with hosts to find the ideal storage solution.
April 27, 2016
WƆ NƆ Ni with Nicole Mensa (’16)
In an increasingly flat world, student social entrepreneur Nicole Mensa (’16) is using her love for Ghana to empower women and make money in the process.
April 14, 2016
Sweet Cardamom with Michele Pothen (’18)
Starting in 2014, Michele Pothen (’18) and her sister Meril created a sweet entrepreneurial venture: Sweet Cardamom! The dessert company features hand-crafted designs on their signature sugar cookies. The girls have dealt with both successes like completing a 400 cookie count order and challenges such as prioritizing school and work over baking. In this interview, Michele discusses more about her family business from the meaning behind its name to what’s it like working with her sister!
March 18, 2016
Grooming Therapy with Darron Irving (’17)
For decades, Blacks and Latinos in the United States have had to manage with a remarkably lackluster selection of cosmetic accessories and hair products, an issue recently brought to mainstream attention through avenues such as the documentary Good Hair by comedian Chris Rock. This dilemma has extended to Cornell’s campus, whereby students have commonly cited difficulties finding suitable – and physically present – solutions for their specific hair needs.
March 16, 2016
Raising a Village with Shaibyaa Rajbhandari (’18)
Like any good entrepreneur, Cornell student Shaibyaa Rajbhandari (’18) hears the word “problem” and immediately thinks, “opportunity.” Shaibyaa is the proud founder of Utthan: a multidimensional investment company designed to create long-term recovery following the destruction of the earthquake in Nepal. Utthan, which means “uplifting” in Nepali, has since received an award from Entrepreneurship at Cornell to continue its efforts to support income for people in Nepal by donating goats following the earthquake.
March 10, 2016
Catherine Wei (’19) and the Boston Marathon Snack Shack
This spring, Entrepreneurship@Dyson welcomes a few new writers. Say hello to Catherine Wei! As a freshman, Catherine is interested in pursuing entrepreneurship and marketing concentrations within the Applied Economics and Management major. She is excited to share her passion for entrepreneurship and connect with students and alumni for Entrepreneurship@Dyson. Today, Catherine will be sharing her first business experience: the Boston Marathon Snack Shack!
March 4, 2016
Anabel’s Grocery with Lizzi Gorman ’18 and Nick Karavolias ’18
As many on this campus now know, a student run venture is going to be brining an affordable grocery store to the convenient location of Anabel Taylor Hall. Anabel’s Grocery will provide a cheap and easy way for Cornell students to purchase their own food and cook at home.
February 24, 2016
Love in Every Stitch with Sakib Jamal (’19)
Sakib maintains his own blog dedicated to covering entrepreneurship, and recently tried his hand at starting his own social enterprise called Chitro Social. Chitro provides an online platform for women in rural Bangladesh with low-incomes to design and sell hand-made products to earn a living wage. While Chitro has had its successes, Sakib’s experience has endowed him with a remarkably mature view of entrepreneurship, and he recognizes that he has also encountered many challenges in his work. As an active Cornell student, Sakib struggles to juggle his responsibilities to school and his business, forcing him to step back and consider giving away the rights to his company in a potential merger deal. Like any good parent, Sakib realizes that it may be time to let go.
February 15, 2016
Grossfeld (’17) and Sosnick (’16) Play Music a New Way
There is new music stirring next to the Carriage House, and two Cornell undergraduates are to thank. Electric Buffalo Records is a nonprofit that operates as a part of Cornell Media Guild and provides recording, distribution, and marketing services to students and local musicians in a professional studio on Stewart Ave.
February 10, 2016
Mark Your Calendars: Calmeet Launched by Aditya Rahalkar (’14)
Meetings. They’re a nuisance before you even show up. Why? Following an endless stream of emails, text messages, and Doodle Polls, you’ve spent so much time figuring out when to meet, you’ve forgotten what you were supposed to talk about. Having lost so much time, you start to think, “Somebody needs to hold a meeting to discuss how to plan meetings.”
Better put that conversation on hold, as there’s finally a better way. Introducing Calmeet: a revolutionary app that helps you and the people you care about find the ideal time to get together.
January 29, 2016
Igniting Innovation at Sparkstone Analytics
Interested in technology and finance? Looking for a challenging project? Sparkstone Analytics is reshaping the way money is moved in the marketplace by using sustainable trading algorithms to create gains in equity markets.
November 20, 2015
Julian Moraes (’18) and the Hyperloop
In 2013, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced his wildest idea yet: the Hyperloop. Musk envisioned the Hyperloop as a fifth transportation system that could get you from Cornell’s campus to see your favorite artist at Madison Square Garden in under thirty minutes. While for many of us, this seems like technology fit for science fiction novels, it’s becoming increasingly real for one group of Cornell students.
November 11, 2015
MacroFuel Part II: Running a Successful Kickstarter
MacroFuel was founded at Cornell in 2015 during the Spring semester. The company has designed a healthy meal supplement for busy people looking for a quick and nutritionally complete food alternative. For more details on […]
November 2, 2015
Lacing Up with Daniel Abaraoha (’18) and Vita Shoes Company
Have you ever loved a pair of shoes, but not the price tag? Daniel Abaraoha, a sophomore at Cornell studying Applied Economics and Management, knows the feeling all too well. Daniel and his company, Vita […]
April 27, 2015
Brian Huggins ’15 Offers Student Perspective on Celebration 2015
I had the pleasure of meeting Brian Huggins (AEM ’15) freshman year and was able to see him grow throughout these four years. I’ve only had class with him once in Professor BenDaniel‘s “Entrepreneurship and Private […]
February 20, 2015
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 […]
January 20, 2015
SharkPuncher Founder Micah Green ’18 Talks Entrepreneurial Genes and Ideation to Creation
The following is an interview with Micah Green ’18, the founder of SharkPuncher – an arcade-style racing game available on App Store that helps provide malaria treatment and prevention education to at risk communities. You mentioned […]
November 16, 2014
CUSummit Q&A: Student Entrepreneur, Roshni Mehta ’15, Going The Whole Nine Yards to Make the World Better, One Product at a Time
I met Roshni through AIESEC my freshman year so I was thrilled to see a familiar face at the Entrepreneurship Summit. The fact that one of my peers has started her own business is incredibly exciting! Finding a balance […]
May 31, 2014
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 […]
April 23, 2014
Taking Home the Prize – Worthy Jerky Wins 2014 Student Business of the Year
Congratulations to Worthy Jerky for winning Student Business of the Year! The revolutionary beef jerky business has been taking the Cornell entrepreneurship community by storm. Ever since their nomination for the award by the Dyson […]
April 21, 2014
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 […]
April 13, 2014
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 […]
April 6, 2014
The Red Head Behind RedHead Wine: Marisa Sergi ’15
Wine, such a popular and traditional beverage dating back centuries, is now being made with a twist by one of our very own students, Marisa Sergi ’15. Marisa came to Cornell from Ohio where she […]
February 26, 2014
Worthy Jerky Team Keeps Cornell Hungry for More
Ever been on those long car trips and swing by a convenience store for a snack run? I do all the time, and I always find myself headed towards the jerky aisle. However, after my […]
November 18, 2013
Dreamer, Doer, Incrementalist: Which one are you?
Scott Belsky’s book, Making Ideas Happen, focuses on developing tactics to help people move past the initial step of having a great idea to actually implementing that idea. He introduces us to three different creative […]
November 13, 2013
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. […]
November 10, 2013
Lunch with Power REIT’s David Lesser (’87, MBA ’88)
On November 6, Cornell students had the fortunate opportunity to meet David Lesser (’87, MBA ’88), Power REIT’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In a private setting at Taverna Banfi, eight undergraduates were able to engage […]
November 9, 2013
Resource Websites for Entrepreneurs
In a previous article, I mentioned the State Department’s partnership with UP Global for their entrepreneurship promotion initiatives. After researching about the organization, UP Global seems like a great resource for entrepreneurs. In hopes […]
November 9, 2013
Entrepreneurship News Spotlight: 4th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit & Crowdfunding Site for Female Entrepreneur
1) U.S. Government Co-Hosts the 4th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Malaysia The United States government recently teamed up with the Government of Malaysia for the 4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kuala Lumpur. This year’s summit was […]
October 15, 2013
Personal Interpretation of Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling
Some of you might have come across my Twitter and Facebook post on Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling: “Tell a story w/ your business; become the character. Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling applies to more than […]
October 14, 2013
Gizem Sakalli’s Thoughts on Entrepreneurship Summit NYC 2013
I was fortunate to meet some amazing people at this year’s Entrepreneurship Summit. Gizem especially stood out to me for her interest in entrepreneurship, organizing “3 Day Startup” upcoming this November and providing thoughtful insight throughout […]
September 20, 2013
CollegiateSun Shares Startup Thoughts
Now Seniors, the two original founders of CollegiateSun are sharing with us some of their insights about how they got started as Sophomores.
May 2, 2013
Throwback Thursday: eMusic’s Danny Stein
Unsatisfied with the status quo – Entrepreneurs are action oriented, constantly looking ways to improve and are always the on the look out to do something never done before. This is when innovation happens.
April 25, 2013
Building Your Dreams
As many of you should know, Cornell’s one and only Entrepreneurship Celebration was last week. It’s one of the best entrepreneurial events that Cornell has to offer with many panels and a great networking dinner […]
April 24, 2013
Recipe for a Successful Startup: One Heaping Spoonful of Computer Programming
Some of you can probably click away from this article, as you know far more about the topic than I do. But for the remaining vast majority of people, it would not hurt to learn […]
April 18, 2013
Throwback Thursday: Barbara Corcoran
Now I know I typically use the eClips collection for my Throwback Thursday posts, but this entrepreneurial energy kicked off by Celebration 2013 has got me stepping out of the box a bit. In one of the questions […]
April 16, 2013
Don’t Miss the Celebration!
More than 1,000 students, alumni, faculty, and established professionals will be flying in across the world to join us in our 2-day on-campus symposia
April 12, 2013
Throwback Thursday: Miki Agrawal
Act on your Passion – As Ray Bradbury once said, “Love what you do, and do what you love.” ‘Nuff said.
April 8, 2013
Lowering the Bar… In A Good Way
age is not a barrier to business ventures.
March 29, 2013
Sunn shines in Ithaca
and it’s in the form of LED.
March 21, 2013
Mistakes and Failures
I remember this one time I was taking a quiz in Linear Algebra and I had dared to do something that I had never done while using the strategies that I had learned in class.
March 15, 2013
Blogs > Books
School started, I started these two businesses, and I was maintaining a job. With all of these things, I rarely have time to myself… if I had time to read, things had to be short and to the point. So I don’t really have time to read books right now.
March 15, 2013
Ripped Apart…In A Good Way
We had a great idea, we had done all of our research, and we had a pitch ready to go. We were ready to conquer the room with our great idea…or so we thought.
March 1, 2013
Headphones By Any Other Name
As a business, your name is the first impression – the cover to your book. Time spent considering your target customer’s reaction to this name can be time well spent.
March 1, 2013
Becoming a Better Student
Running a business has added more structure to my life.
February 27, 2013
Sharks Swarm Duffield
February 5th was the premiere of the Johnson School’s Shark Tank. The list of sharks included:
February 7, 2013
Johnson Shark Tank Winner – Solar Flare!
Mikayla Diesch is a freshman engineering student whose consumer product was a hit amongst the judges.
February 4, 2013
StartUp Career Fair
After its first success a year ago, the Startup Career Fair made its second debut at Duffield Hall on January 30th. The Startup Career Fair boasted dozens of employers looking for fresh new talent that […]
January 22, 2013
“what was your first entrepreneurial experience?”
January 15, 2013
Tips for Networking
The night started off with dinner and several women that I quickly became acquainted with.
January 15, 2013
Smarter Than The Average Bear
If you didn’t get the reference to an ancient Saturday morning cartoon… that’s ok because it only shows my age. The point is that Cornellian’s are pretty dang smart. I recently met with 14 really […]
January 11, 2013
20 Lessons From Daniel Green ’13 (3 of 4)
If you learn one thing at Cornell, teach yourself how to wake up and fall asleep at the same time everyday. Every person you interact with for the rest of your life will thank you for it.
January 8, 2013
Push To Start
How much are you willing to push to finally start? After all, starting can be the hardest part.
December 12, 2012
Cornell students may not be the poorest entrepreneurs around but funding a company usually isn’t part of their “financial package.”
November 19, 2012
3 Day Startup Experience
This past weekend I participated in ‘3 Day Startup Cornell’ a program whose goal is to inspire entrepreneurial students to form teams, develop their ideas, and get a Start-up off the ground in 3 days. […]
November 12, 2012
20 Lessons From Daniel Green ’13 (2 of 4)
These are the things that I wish someone had told me in 2010 when I first formally started my entrepreneurial journey…
November 5, 2012
20 Lessons from Daniel Green ’13 (1 of 4)
These are the things that I wish someone had told me in 2010 when I first formally started my entrepreneurial journey…
September 24, 2012
Ideation – busy students generating startup ideas
When learning about entrepreneurship from classes, guest speakers, books, and other such forms of education, one is told that in order for an idea to be successful it has to be accepted by the target […]
September 14, 2012
Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship in the Finger Lakes region
What if the poverty cycle could be broken? What if every community had its own set of entrepreneurs that solved community-specific social problems with innovative action? How could Social Entrepreneurship flourish in the Finger Lakes […]
September 12, 2012
Take the Interview founder Danielle Weinblatt is transforming the recruitment process
Put on a dress shirt, walk into a study room, power up your computer, open up your browser, and start talking to a prospective employer. Doesn’t that…
September 11, 2012
Value of college contacts and networks
All else being equal, networking and establishing contacts with those in your industry of choice is what serves as the VIP pass that lets you…
August 14, 2012
First Taste of Success
There is a feeling that comes after you first achieve something you’ve been tirelessly working toward. For some, that feeling marks the end of journey…
August 14, 2012
The Future of Web and Technology Startups
Is a traditional college education relevant for entrepreneurial students? It is definitely a question worth pondering as we…