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

Q&A with Cornell’s 34th Hatfield Fellow

George Scangos ’70 is CEO of Biogen and chair of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. This year, he is the recipient of Cornell University’s Robert S. Hatfield Fellowship in Economic Education—one of the highest honors the university gives to individuals from the corporate sector. On October 27, Scangos will visit the Ithaca campus … Read more

150 words: Steve Hindy ’71, MAT ’75

When Steve Hindy ’71, MAT ’75 returned to the US with his family in the early ’80s after ending his stint as a reporter in the turbulent Middle East, he kept a couple of things: shrapnel from a mortar round that hit their hotel the eve of their flight, and a thirst for beer lovingly … Read more

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