Entrepreneurs from throughout the country joined with Cornell alumni, students, faculty and staff Nov. 7 in New York City for a daylong conference, “Beyond the Horizon,” hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell. Read more...
As the economy and job market improve, entrepreneurship has been on the decline in the U.S. However, entrepreneurship is on the rise in Ithaca, New York, where Svante Myrick, the city's youngest mayor in history, has presided at a time when Ithaca posted the lowest unemployment rate in the state even while other nearby areas were suffering from employment troubles. Myrick and Zach Shulman, director of the Entrepreneurship@Cornell program, weigh-in on how they're working to foster young entrepreneurs and prepare them for their future careers.
Jake Reisch, then a junior at Cornell University, sketched out his idea for Audiarchy, a company that would rent headsets for trendy silent discos (DJ shows where people listen to music through wireless headphones instead of a normal speaker system).
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Cornell is the fourth most entrepreneurial university in America, according to Forbes magazine’s Aug. 18 issue.
The ranking was based on the percentage of alumni and students who self-identify as founders or business owners on LinkedIn. Cornell has about 11,100 alumni and students who so identify themselves – just behind Stanford, MIT and Berkeley. Read more...
Check out #16 (Dave Duffield '62, MBA '64) and #39 (Kristen Koh Goldstein '92) on this list from TechCrunch!
Lynn ’65 and Jules ’63 Kroll has received Cornell Hillel's 2014 Tanner Prize, awarded annually to an individual, couple, family or other entity to recognize longtime contributions to the Jewish people and to Cornell University. Harold Tanner '52, Cornell Board of Trustees chairman emeritus, presented the prize June 13 in New York City. Read more...
Jerod Sikorskyj knows everything there is to know about [Cornell alumnus] John Hutchinson – except for his age.
The co-founders of a Buffalo-based social media startup company called Vidbolt have spent the better part of two years together dreaming up, developing and fine-tuning what they hope will become the next big Internet sensation. That required many long nights and countless hours in the attic of Sikorskyj’s Parkside home.