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Student club wows venture capitalists

December 11, 2013 | Cornell Chronicle

The 21 students who make up the Cornell Venture Capital Club have made quite a name for themselves in the VC world.

Working with clients like Sequoia Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Besemer Venture Partners and First Round Capital, club members have provided services from due diligence to product development consulting. Read more...

Accomplished Scientist and Entrepreneur Selected to Lead Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute

December 5, 2013 | Weill Cornell Medical College Website

NEW YORK, December 5, 2013 — Michael A. Foley, PhD, has been selected to lead the Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute, Inc. (Tri-I TDI), a pioneering collaboration of Weill Cornell Medical College, The Rockefeller University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center that is designed to expedite early-stage drug discovery into novel treatments for patients. Read more...

A Social Entrepreneur Tries To Curb Public Schools' 'Summer Slide'

December 1, 2013 | Forbes

For many many school-age kids in lower-income families, summer vacation is a time for forgetting–that is, they proceed to lose two to three months worth of learning. Come the fall, they need to spend a few months just getting back what they forgot.

Social Entrepreneur Institute: workshops combining business and ethics at Cornell and GIAC

November 6, 2013 | Ithaca Times

“Social entrepreneurs are people who come with an innovative idea to resolve a social problem,” Anke Wessels, the director of the Center for Transformative Action (CTA) at Cornell. “They apply entrepreneurial skills to develop a scalable organization.” CTA will hold its 2nd Annual Social Entrepreneur Institute Friday through Sunday, Nov. 15 to 17. Read more...

Top Universities Producing VC-backed Entrepreneurs

October 23, 2013 | PitchBook Blog

With college football season in full swing, it’s easy to get caught up rating your alma mater by tallying up the win and loss columns. Between BCS rankings and March Madness, we seem to be constantly ranking our universities on achievements in athletics. Maybe we should also rank our favorite institutions of higher learning based on how they contribute to the nation’s economic growth. After all, the core aim of universities across the country is to increase the intellectual capital of society.

Alumni entrepreneurs share career stories in New York City

October 16, 2013 | Cornell Chronicle

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. Read more...

Shulman to lead Entrepreneurship @ Cornell

September 26, 2013 | Cornell Chronicle
Zachary J. Shulman ’87, J.D. ’90, knows a thing or two about successful entrepreneurship. The senior lecturer at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management has had his hand in several startups and helped raise more than $80 million in venture capital funding as general counsel at Spike Broadband Systems and more than $50 million as a managing partner at Ithaca-based Cayuga Venture Fund.

eLab entrepreneurs can earn credit for startup work

September 19, 2013 | Cornell Chronicle

ITHACA -- The 900 students dancing to a silent disco during Orientation this year probably had no idea that the headphones making it possible were the brainchild of Cornell entrepreneurs. Jacob Reisch ’13 of Party Headphones is one of many entrepreneurial students whose businesses get their start boosted by the eLab, a student business accelerator in Collegetown. This year, students who earn a spot in eLab may earn academic credit for eLab-only courses. Previously only 1.5 credits could be earned through a lecture series class.

Yahoo!'s Kathy Savitt to speak at NYC summit, Oct. 11

September 19, 2013 | Cornell Chronicle

NEW YORK -- Kathy Savitt ’85, chief marketing officer at Yahoo, will be the keynote speaker at the second Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit NYC Oct. 11, organized and hosted by Entrepreneurship@Cornell (E@C). The summit, with the theme “The Beginning: From Nothing to Something,” will feature 11 entrepreneurial business leaders speaking in TED-style talks of 15 minutes each about their entrepreneurial journeys.

Hyatt, Chipotle leaders feted at hospitality gala

June 28, 2013 | Cornell Chronicle

At the sold-out fifth-annual Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards, 800 senior leaders from the travel and hospitality industry gathered to celebrate Tom Pritzker, executive chairman of Hyatt Hotels Corp., and Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO of Chipotle Mexican Grill. Read more...