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As an entrepreneur or business leader, do you sometimes feel like you live on that slick edge between huge risk and unlimited potential? CEN gives you stories to refer to in uncertain moments, the inside scoop on extraordinary successes, and real examples of how it’s done. Best of all, CEN puts you in the same room with Cornellians at all stages of the game. Soak up our presentations and make priceless connections in dozens of cities around the country and globe, as well as online. Wow us with your elevator speech in our open mic segment. Grab a drink, ask questions, and add us to your favorites. You can thank us at your IPO.

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1:1 with Verizon’s Chief Diversity Officer

 

Magda Yrizarry ’84, MRP ’03, P ‘18, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Verizon

August 26, 2020 | 1:00 PM EDT

The work force and work place are changing, and diversity and inclusion are a big part of the conversation. Ideally, we are all thinking about how to make positive changes in our workplaces. Whether you’re an entrepreneur leading a startup or part of a larger organization, you will want to hear from Magda Yrizzary ’84, MRP ’03, P ’18, Verizon’s Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer! We hope you join us to gain valuable insights and become part of the dialog. Register now for this one on one conversation between Yrizzary and director of Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Zach Shulman ’87, JD ‘90.

Presented by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, the Cornell Entrepreneur Network and Cornell Mosaic

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Beer & Business with the 2020 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year

Join 2020 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year and Co-founder of The Brooklyn Brewery, Steve Hindy ’71, MAT ’73. Hindy talk about his experiences as an entrepreneur while guiding us through a tasting of Brooklyn Brewery’s beers!

How a Pro Invests In, Acquires, and Builds Companies with Amy Banse P '22

Thirty years ago Amy Banse started at Comcast as a lawyer-turned-operator-turned-investor. Now, she's leading their corporate venture capital arm, Comcast Ventures. Hear how she created a dynamic career path by investing in, acquiring and building companies, all while staying with the same company.

The Bright Side of Venture Capital

Being an entrepreneur means being an optimist and Albert Wenger P '24, Managing Partner at
Union Square Ventures, has a knack for finding the bright side! From PhD to founder to author to investor, Wenger has all the makings of a great entrepreneur. Hear about his entrepreneurial path that led to angel investing and venture capital- including the good, bad, and ugly. Wenger’s successes include Etsy, Tumblr and more.

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Dan Sommer ’97 leveraged higher ed to teach workers valuable skills

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Jenna Kerner ’11 is on the cusp of change in the bra industry

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Jake Reisch ’15 makes headphones that improve seniors’ lives

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Euwyn Poon ’04, JD ’07 puts his spin on urban transportation

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Gwen Whiting ’98 and Lindsey Boyd ’98 spun a global business from Cornell fiber science

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Bottling success: Steve Hindy ’71, MAT ’75 put Brooklyn beer on the map

Pablo Borquez Schwartzbeck MBA ’15 helps farmers grow profits

Pablo Borquez Schwartzbeck MBA ’15 helps farmers grow profits

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Susan Danziger ’86 creates video tools to connect people

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Socialfly co-founder Stephanie Cartin ’06 quantifies social media buzz

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John Wu ’92 is building “shovels” for a cryptocurrency gold rush

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Saxbys founder Nick Bayer ’00 serves up coffee with social impact

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Frustration fuels creation for design industry innovator Scott Belsky ’02

For beauty innovator Divya Gugnani ’98, women’s needs matter most

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