Meet author, speaker and entrepreneur Mitzi Perdue at Baruch College this February!

Steeped in entrepreneurship since she was a little girl (her father is the co-founder of the Sheraton Hotels chain), Mitzi Perdue is a businesswoman by blood. She went on to start the family wine grape business, and authored more than 1,900 newspaper and magazine articles on family business management, as well as the top-selling leadership […]

Three Reasons Why You Should Stop Trying To Be Perfect

Many college students deal with the pressure of trying to be perfect. While excelling at everything you do might seem ideal, it’s not always realistic. There are many perks that come with being a perfectionist, like receiving excellent grades or landing your dream job, but what happens when striving to be perfect starts to control […]

The Successes and Failures of Startups That Were Ahead of Their Time

Taking the plunge to start your own business can be an exciting and stressful experience. Finding a market need, a comprehensive team, funding, and office space are all part of the to-do list before you’re ready to hit the ground running. But how do you know when the timing is right for your company or […]

Hip-hop star and entrepreneur on business, passion, and not being afraid to fail

You might know him as the founding member of the world-renowned hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas. With a discography of numerous Billboard top 10 hits and seven Grammy awards, it might come as a surprise that is also a successful entrepreneur. He is the founder of a technology and fashion company,, and, […]

What’s New and Innovative In Your CUNY Makerspace

A well-known secret within CUNY is its plethora of makerspaces that fuse technology, design and entrepreneurship, where students can create and prototype their ideas. Here at Baruch College, our MakerHub team creates a space for students to  invent or create a physical design or product, be it a simple LEGO creation or something more complex like a […]

Get involved in Baruch’s premier creativity and design competition

Lagging subways, traffic, overcrowding, pollution – what if you could solve some of NYC’s biggest problems? Now is your chance to design and prototype creative solutions to issues that matter to you.   The MakerHub is launching the Learn| Make| Play Challenge 2017, Baruch’s premier creativity and design competition. We encourage you to explore our […]

How To Get Over Fear and Get Out of Your Own Head

Getting out of my own head is really hard. In moments of idleness I catch myself in deep thought or worry. Sometimes, it’s hard to realize that those worries or fears are what’s stopping me from becoming the CEO of my own life. A few months ago, I was struggling to combat fear of failure […]

How do current immigration laws affect foreign entrepreneurs looking to break into the United States? Founders discuss at TechWeek 2016

It may come as a surprise to you how profoundly our current immigration laws affect the world of startups – especially international business owners. During this past election cycle, the debate surrounding immigration struck a controversial chord across the country and found its way into the panel discussions at this year’s TechWeek. Mark O’ Neil of JackThreads, Yin Lin […]

Founders of Ballot Ready, Reserve, and Trigger Finance Share Top Tips On Scaling Your Startup at TechWeek 2016

Founding a startup isn’t easy. It takes time, trial and error, and a team that is as committed to your project as you are. But how do you know when your business is sustainable and viable enough to start scaling? We went to TechWeek 2016, where the founders of BallotReady, Reserve, and Trigger Finance discussed challenges and shared […]

WeWork founder and CEO Adam Neumann shares his top tips for building a multimillion-dollar startup

Baruch College alumna Adam Neumann was eight credits shy of graduating with a degree in Business when he started his first company, Baby Krawlers. The now-defunct company produced baby clothes bolstered with knee pads to protect babies who were just learning to crawl. But Neumann was struggling. Unable to figure out how he was going to pay […]