Event Details

Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM EDT | Online

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What does it take to get acquired for $24 billion? Rob Ryan ’69, who co-founded Ascend Communications with his wife Terry Ryan ’69, will tell all! It started with the idea to help internet service providers (ISPs) connect users around the globe and resulted in one of the largest technology mergers in history! Want to know how the Ryans solved the internet’s biggest pain point early on, raised boatloads of venture capital, and then took the company public? You’ll also get an insider’s view of The Sunflower Model, Rob’s signature business methodology used to gauge whether your startup concept is feasible and scalable. Register now and submit your questions in advance!

Special thanks to Rob and Terry for giving the foundational gift to start the Cornell Entrepreneur Network (CEN) almost 20 years ago!

Brought to you by the Cornell Entrepreneur Network and Entrepreneurship at Cornell.