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The ABCs of NFTs 📈
Thursday, June 02, 2022, 11:30 am EDT
Non-Fungible Tokens are hot right now- but can you actually explain what one is? Me neither. Join us on June 2nd as we learn the ABCs of NFTs from Susan Joseph ’81, Executive Director of Fintech at Cornell University and Ted Russell ’91, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Business Officer at Autograph.io. This crash course will cover digital assets, what makes them different, and their practical applications to demystify the latest blockchain craze and what it could mean for you. Submit your questions in advance and we’ll take them live!
Is the entrepreneurial path ever a smooth one? Not likely. Hear some great stories and lessons from serial entrepreneur and investor, John Noe ’99. Learn how he went from architect, to design agency, to running Yobu Soju- a Korean Vodka brand. He shares the good, the bad, and the ugly that comes with being an entrepreneur and his journey resulting in a client roster that included Virgin America, JetBlue, the NBA, Nike, Time Warner, REI, Burberry, Coca Cola. You don’t want to miss this one!
From Cornell to Colorado to Cofounder to Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Leslie Leinwand '72 has a fascinating story that she'll share. Hear how this molecular, cellular, and developmental biologist founded multiple companies, two of which went public and were then acquired for billions (yea, with a "B") and more! She has mastered the intersection of biology, entrepreneurship and academia. And as a cardiovascular expert, Dr. Leinwand's advice and secrets will definitely get your heart racing!
Jones ’87 has built an impressive career in commercial real estate- from starting in this industry straight out of Cornell to co-founding her own investment group, this entrepreneur knows what it takes to succeed! Hear her thoughts on how the pandemic has impacted commercial real estate and her predictions for what the future holds.
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