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As co-founder and chairman of The Brooklyn Brewery, Steve Hindy ’71, MAT ’75, has helped to galvanize the American craft beer movement. Started in 1987 with Hindy’s then-neighbor, Tom Potter, Brooklyn Brewery has become a borough icon and a top name in American craft beer brewing. What does your business do, and what problem does … Read more
Gwen Whiting ’98 and Lindsey Boyd ’98 met while studying fiber science and apparel design in the College of Human Ecology. Their company The Laundress, a line of premium, nontoxic laundry and cleaning products, was acquired by Unilever in January. What does your business do, and how did you get the idea? Gwen Whiting: The … Read more
College of Arts and Sciences alumna Susan Danziger ’86 is co-founder and CEO of Ziggeo, a technology company whose cloud-based video software is used by companies such as GoFundMe, SAP, and Netflix. What does Ziggeo do, and what problem does it solve? Ziggeo’s technology lets web platforms record and play videos from anyone, anywhere in … Read more
Pablo Borquez Schwarzbeck came to Cornell to learn the skills he would need to run the farm that has been in his family for four generations. Instead, he started a business of his own. As a student at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Borquez Schwarzbeck built Produce Pay, an online platform that … Read more
Stephanie Abrams Cartin ’06 is co-founder and co-CEO of Socialfly, a social media agency that helps companies achieve smart, creative and effective digital marketing. What does Socialfly do, and what problem does it solve? Socialfly is a full-service social media agency specializing in strategy development, influencer marketing, paid media, and creative services. Brands need … Read more
Like gold miners of centuries past, John Wu ’92 is tapping into a currency boom—this one unique to the digital age. As chief executive officer of the Digital Asset Group at SharesPost, an investment platform, Wu develops tools to make cryptocurrency more accessible to investors. An alumnus of the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied … Read more
When he founded Saxbys in 2005, Nick Bayer didn’t just want to compete in a crowded market for caffeinated brews. Bayer wanted his company to stand out for its social impact. Guided by a mission to “make life better,” Saxbys grew from a corner cafe into a successful chain stretching from Georgia to New Hampshire. … Read more
Nwamaka Imasogie MS '16 co-founded the company GitLinks with Cornell Tech classmates and serves as chief technology officer. GitLinks was acquired by software company Infor.
Scott Belsky is an executive, entrepreneur, author, and investor whose passion for business leadership and innovation came alive during his undergraduate years at Cornell. The founder of multiple start-ups including Behance, a website for creative portfolios that was acquired by Adobe in 2012, Belsky today applies his entrepreneurial thinking as Adobe’s chief product officer. Belsky … Read more
Divya Gugnani is a longtime entrepreneur and co-founder of Wander Beauty, a company that aims to disrupt the beauty industry and streamline makeup routines by creating beauty essentials for busy lifestyles.