Niraj Shah and Steve Conine, 2018 Cornell Entrepreneurs of the Year

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2018 Entrepreneur of the Year awardees named

Entrepreneurship at Cornell has announced that Niraj Shah ’95 and Steve Conine ’95 have been named 2018 Cornell Entrepreneurs of the Year. They will be honored April 19–20 during “Celebration,” Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s conference in Ithaca. Shah and Conine co-founded Wayfair in 2002 and rapidly grew the business to become the largest online retailer of home … Read more

Robert F. Smith ’85 named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year

Cornell has named a Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year every year since Robert F. Smith’s junior year as a chemical engineering student. On Nov. 3, Smith—one of the world’s top business minds—received this year’s award from President Martha E. Pollack. “Your leadership and thoughtful, socially responsible philanthropy mean a great deal to me and to … Read more

CEN NYC: Pitch Night gives entrepreneurs the mic

One good idea, three minutes to share it, and an enthusiastic audience of more than a hundred—that’s the formula behind Cornell Entrepreneur Network NYC: Pitch Night, June 14, when 10 Cornellian entrepreneurs pitched their start-up ideas at the WeWork space in Bryant Park. “The goal for this event was to give Cornell entrepreneurs the opportunity … Read more

Kevin Morris ’85 mentors student writers

In 2008, with his Los Angeles-based entertainment law firm doing great, Kevin Morris ’85 turned to his mentor, Cornell professor Glenn Altschuler MA ’73, PhD ’76, to help him pursue his real passion—writing. “Glenn was my freshman advisor. We’ve remained close through all these years,” said Morris. “He knew my aspiration.” Altschuler, dean of the … Read more

Alumni boost students’ careers

Todd Baker ’86, a managing director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), returns to campus several times a year to represent his firm to students interested in working there. He tells students the truth that is readily apparent as soon as he starts to talk: He loves his job, his company, and Cornell. “Recruiting … Read more

London Cornellians host business conference

“We are thrilled that it is happening here!” said Liv Gussing Burgess ’91, vice chair of the Cornell Club of the United Kingdom (CCUK) that is hosting the gathering. She noted that the three-day event will focus on the theme of “Opportunities in a Time of Disruption” and cover topics about emerging opportunities—despite economic, political, … Read more

CACO bridges the gap with diverse networking event

What would you tell your undergraduate self today? This question was the challenge for diverse alumni who participated in “Bridging the Gap,” a career networking event held on Saturday, September 24, during Homecoming weekend and organized by the Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO). “We usually do a diversity networking event during Homecoming weekend,” said … Read more

Connecting Black Alumni

Since graduating 28 years ago, Michelle Brown-Grant ’88 has rarely missed a reunion of the Cornell Black Alumni Association (CBAA) – and she knows exactly why these events are important to her. “There is nothing like being around people who have helped shape your path and purpose,” she says. “CBAA reunions and other gatherings allow … Read more

David DyTang ’12 drives young alumni engagement

He says that connecting more young alumni to the College of Human Ecology, becoming a university-wide admissions ambassador, and serving in several other volunteer positions are natural extensions of his senior-year leadership roles with his class campaign and class council. DyTang, who studied policy analysis and management in the College of Human Ecology, is helping … Read more

Cornell Asia-Pacific leaders unite!

In its eighth year, the Asia-Pacific Leadership Conference continues to nurture and celebrate the work of an ever-growing group of Cornell club leaders and community builders in the region. Last April 1–2 in Beijing, China, the conference featured several talks, panel discussions, presentations, and networking opportunities, drawing together a delegation of university leaders from the … Read more

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