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Galvin critiques climate of upstate entrepreneurship

April 15, 2014 | Cornell Chronicle

When Greg Galvin was invited to the stage to be named the 2014 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year, he was dressed in a suit and tie.

“This is just not going to work,” said Galvin, M.S. ’82, Ph.D. ’84, MBA ’93, chairman and CEO of Rheonix Inc. and Mezmeriz Inc., who exchanged his coat for a Cornell engineering hoodie and announced, “Now I’m an entrepreneur.”

Experts peer into the high-tech, digital future

April 10, 2014 | Cornell Chronicle

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Three trends will likely shape the future of business: mobile technology, cloud computing and the “Internet of things” – everyday physical objects communicating through the Internet, according to presenters at “CSV 14: The Future Is Cornell,”Cornell Silicon Valley’s 14th annual conference April 1. Read more...

Pampering Your Tastebuds with Worthy Beef Jerky

April 8, 2014 | The Cornell Daily Sun

On a snowy Monday afternoon, I managed to sit down and have a chat with Alex Krakoski ’16 about his entrepreneurship endeavors. If you were thrown into a situation where boarding school was a campus that mirrors beautiful castle grounds but lacked refrigerators to store your own favorite food, what would you do to prevent your bouts of hunger for snacks? For Alex, he resorted to making his own rendition of beef jerky to prevent these hunger pangs.

Would Your Product Sell Better If Your Packaging Looked Customers In the Eye?

April 3, 2014 | Entrepreneur

Want more people eyeing your product? A new study suggests you should try and get your packaging to make eye contact.

A study by the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab found that when characters or people on a cereal box are positioned to make eye contact with a customer, the customer's appreciation of the brand significantly increases. Read more...

Grunau to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

March 31, 2014 |

Commercial real estate developer and community advocate Gary Grunau (Cornell '62) will receive the 2014 BizTimes Bravo! Entrepreneur Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more...

Advertising startup develops high-tech metrics

March 25, 2014 | South Florida Business Journal

Miami-Beach-based startup Admobilize is using facial recognition and GPS tracking to offer new ways to advertise and new methods to track ad reach.

The company focuses on outdoor advertising, using beacons and GPS tracking to determine where the ads are seen. Facial recognition is used to gain a more specific idea of how many people actually see the ad.

Cornell University Entrepreneurship@Cornell March eNews

March 18, 2014 | Cornell University Entrepreneurship@Cornell E-Newsletter

Rock And Roll, Russian Gangsters & Rising From The Dead: The Saga Of Electro-Harmonix

March 7, 2014 | Forbes

The entrepreneurial spirit is like an unrestrainable beast that’s quivers beneath the skin of some folks. As Mr. Hyde was just a tantrum away from taking over the mannerly Dr. Jekyll, the inner entrepreneur has only to smell an opportunity for profit or market share before convulsing to the surface. It’s impossible to hold back.

How to Spend 90 Million Dollars on the Southern Tier's Economy

March 6, 2014 | Fox 40

Ecosystems don't involve just the natural environment. There's also an entrepreneurial ecosystem that's getting a lot of attention these days in post-industrial areas in upstate New York.

That's why at B.U. Thursday an expert from Cornell University lead a seminar on economic development in the Southern Tier.

Women business leaders inspire students, alumni

February 27, 2014 | Cornell Chronicle

“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.”