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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!…

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Thank you, E@D Connect Mentors!

As we wrap up our pilot mentorship program, E@D Connect, we would like to thank our mentors for taking the time to provide insight in their areas of expertise—which includes but is not limited to operational realities of a new company, the business planning process, and entrepreneurial leadership. Mentors like those from E@D Connect are…

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Missed the Action? Shark Tank Videos Up!

Did you make it out to the Johnson School’s Annual Shark Tank event this year? If not, then check out the highlighted companies here and watch TuneTap’s winning pitch! Or just relive the action each team brought to the stage! Be sure to check out E@D’s previous posts on each featured company – hear about…

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Mentorship: E@D Connect with Alex Krakoski

This semester, we hosted our first mentorship program, E@D Connect. Now that the semester is wrapping up, I spoke with one of our mentees, Alex Krakoski from Worthy Jerky, about his experience being mentored by Pam Silverstein.   What did you personally get out of this mentorship?Pam Silverstein and I have spoken extensively about plans…

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Just Save One – Kennedy Ogoye ’12

The following is an interview with Kennedy Ogoye ’12, CEO of Just Save One: What is the mission of Just Save One? In 2011, I founded “Just Save One” (JSO), a non-profit organization committed to developing sustainable solutions to the water crisis that has drowned many under privileged communities. Our goal for 2014 is to provide 20…

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DSWIL – Entrepreneurship Panel

Can anyone say PIVOT? The stories shared by the panelists were amazing but all seemed to have some sort of pivot in their lives. Some had large let downs – being fired and some had new and better ideas to pivot towards. One of the best quotes was “you can’t possibly predict what will happen…

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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…

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Gain Hands-on Experience in the Green Business Lab ENGRG 3030

  Last March, Cornell introduced the Green Business Lab in order to promote communication, leadership skills and business ethics among Cornell students. Deborah Mann, on-site facilitator for the Green Business Simulation Lab, said that the lab provided students with hands-on business experience “in real time, under real stressful conditions.” This year, the Green Business Lab…

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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:…

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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…

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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…

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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…