Profile series celebrates Cornell’s alumni entrepreneurs

Cornell’s thriving entrepreneurship ecosystems help entrepreneurs access the research and mentoring they need to start and grow successful businesses. A new series of profiles by Cornell Strategic Communications celebrates Cornell’s robust network of alumni entrepreneurs. The campaign, scheduled to run through May 2019, features two alumni each month from various industries and stages in their … Read more

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

CEN NYC: Pitch Night gives entrepreneurs the mic

One good idea, three minutes to share it, and an enthusiastic audience of more than a hundred—that’s the formula behind Cornell Entrepreneur Network NYC: Pitch Night, June 14, when 10 Cornellian entrepreneurs pitched their start-up ideas at the WeWork space in Bryant Park. “The goal for this event was to give Cornell entrepreneurs the opportunity … Read more

Big Red at SXSW Interactive

“We are at a moment in history where technology, globalization, [and] our economy are changing so fast,” said President Barack Obama during his keynote at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive conference, March 11–15, in Austin, Texas. “This gathering, South by Southwest, brings together people who are at the cutting edge of those changes.” Many of … Read more

Cornell’s Food TV Stars

Mitchell A. Davis ’91, executive director of the James Beard Foundation, moderated a Cornell Entrepreneur Network event on “The Business of Food Media,” February 6, at the Gotham West Market in Manhattan. Joining him to share an insider’s view of cooking, health, and broadcasting were Kit Sigety ’44, who was the food editor of NBC’s … Read more

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