Dr. Leonard Schleifer ’73, the 2019 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year, talks with Lance Collins, the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering, April 11.

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur of the Year shows power of persistence

If a budding entrepreneur ever needed a lesson in the power of persistence, the story of Dr. Leonard Schleifer ’73 would be a good one to hear. Schleifer, the 2019 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year who majored in biological sciences as a Cornell undergrad, shared the successes and failures he experienced while growing his biotechnology … Read more

GiveGab: Cornell-grown platform supports Giving Day

On Cornell Giving Day—March 14, 2019—Cornellians all over the world connect with the university, compete in fun challenges, and give millions of dollars in support. Behind these thousands of transactions is one online platform: GiveGab, a company founded by Cornellians and headquartered in downtown Ithaca. “We have a sense of pride around Cornell Giving Day … Read more

Cornell Forbes 30 Under 30

Exclusive interviews with Cornellians who made the lists Each year, Forbes compiles lists of young entrepreneurs across 20 different industries who are breaking new ground and, as Forbes puts it, “shaking up some of the world’s stodgiest industries.” Forbes combs through thousands of candidates before selecting the final 600. In 2019, fifteen Cornell alumni made … Read more

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

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

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

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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