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Entrepreneurial News from the Cornell Community

  • Finalists prep ideas for business contests
    Ten student teams are preparing pitches for the Big Idea Competition, and another group of student entrepreneurs is competing to win the first Student Business of the Year award. Winners will be announced April 11 as part of Entrepreneurship@Cornell’s Celebration conference.
  • Women business leaders inspire students, alumni
    “Whether you choose to marry or not, have children or not, go to grad school, combine work and family or focus on one or the other, you need to know that you don’t need to strive for perfection. Just set your priorities and know what you want.”
  • Greg Galvin named Entrepreneur of the Year 2014
    Greg Galvin, M.S. ’82, Ph.D. ’84, MBA ’93, chairman and CEO of Rheonix Inc. and Mezmeriz Inc. and co-founder and former CEO of Kionix Inc., has been named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2014. He will be honored April 10-11 during Entrepreneurship@Cornell’s annual conference on campus.
  • Downtown Ithaca Incubator to help entrepreneurs
    Billed as a hub for economic activity throughout Ithaca and Tompkins County, the new Downtown Ithaca Incubator promises to channel rising entrepreneurs into the region to work, grow and thrive.
  • Student club wows venture capitalists
    The 21 students who make up the Cornell Venture Capital Club have made quite a name for themselves in the VC world.
  • Social entrepreneurs share ideas at conference
    Entrepreneurs whose businesses have a social justice focus gathered at Cornell Nov. 15-17 to network and learn how to move their ideas forward.
  • Entrepreneurship@Cornell to honor student business
    Entrepreneurship@Cornell has announced a new annual Student Business of the Year award that includes a cash prize of $5,000 and recognizes commitment to develop and operate a successful business while pursuing an education
  • Alumni entrepreneurs share career stories in New York City
    More than 350 Cornell alumni, students, faculty and entrepreneurs enjoyed a full day of talks by entrepreneurs and venture capitalists at Entrepreneurship @ Cornell’s summit in New York City Oct. 11.
  • eLab Participants Will Now Earn More Credits
    With the addition of two new, eLab-specific classes, Cornell entrepreneurs working with eLab — a business accelerator for student start-ups — can now receive up to 5.5 credits toward graduation.
  • Challenge yourself, leader advises students
    The video that Jennifer Dulski ’93, MBA ’99, showed last week at Cornell about her company features Julie Bluhm, a 14-year-old reader of Seventeen magazine. With the help of a petition on, Bluhm convinced the editors of the magazine to stop photoshopping models.