From Entrepreneurship Students to Student Entrepreneurs!

The CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise hosted its 3rd Annual Faculty Development Seminar on June 19 and 20, 2014. This year’s topic, “From Entrepreneurship Students to Student Entrepreneurs” provided an overview of Virtual Enterprise (VE), a package of entrepreneurship education technology and curricula available throughout the CUNY academic community. VE provides faculty and administrators with […]

Building a Family Business that Lasts

Author:  Elisa Balabram, Adjunct Lecturer, Baruch College   I had the great opportunity to attend the IFERA 2014 Annual Conference for researchers and family business owners during the week of June 23rd 2014, in Lappeenranta, Finland. There were two other representatives from Baruch College, distinguished Professor Ramona Zachary and Baruch’s PhD student Shu Yang. It was […]

Baruch College Announces Winners of 12th Annual SmartPitch Challenge

New Incubator Space Provides Resources for Top CUNY Entrepreneurial Teams to Launch Business Ventures Aditya Kumarakrishnan, a senior at Queens College and creator of Tesla Truck, holds the winning check for $10,000. NEW YORK, NY- June 6, 2014 – After months of competition, the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise (IVE) and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship  hosted the […]

Student Entrepreneurs Make Final Pitches in 12th Annual CUNY IVE SmartPitch Challenge Up to $25,000 in Prizes to be Awarded

NEW YORK, NY- May 30, 2014 – On June 5, Baruch College and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship will host presentations from the top 12 teams in the 12th Annual CUNY IVE SmartPitch Challenge, held at CUNY Central Office. Media are invited to Watch Live! as each of these teams make their final […]

What is a good pitch? – Lessons Learned from TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2014

Author:  Christoph Winkler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship, Baruch College and Associate Director of the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise, @VEntreship It was my first TechCrunch Disrupt at Manhattan Center, thanks to our SmartPitch partners at IBM Global Entrepreneur, where I presented our approach to entrepreneurship education during IBM’s Global Entrepreneur Week in February earlier […]

Six Tips on Finding and Keeping Mentors

Author Elisa Balabram, Adjunct Lecturer at Baruch College Over the years mentors have made a huge difference in my life. From supporting me through a career transition, to offering me advice on which options were best for me at the moment, to actually helping me achieve my goals. Here are six strategies I recommend you […]

Senior Entrepreneurship initiative at the Field Center

Author: Gil Gilead, Field Fellow, Field Center   When Professor Edward Rogoff and Professor Stuart Schulman first approached me with the idea of creating an online resource webpage for senior entrepreneurs, my first thought was to explore the competitive advantages that differentiate this demographic group from others. Senior entrepreneurs have strengths that young entrepreneurs don’t […]

Business Tips for Venturing Abroad

Author: Rizwann Younas, Field Fellow, Field Center   As the world has become more connected, and the opportunities to conduct business abroad have become greater, more entrepreneurs are taking their skills and ideas to new and exciting places. Undoubtedly, the ease of setting up shop abroad has become easier.  However, this should not be confused […]

Small Business Management: What would you do?

In an article from the New York Times, a management issue facing a Queens County McDonald’s franchise is detailed.  Situated in Flushing, the McDonald’s on Parsons and Northern Boulevards has been frequented by a group of elderly Korean men and women spending long hours in the establishment.   Sarah Maslin Nir and Jiah Ham report: “The […]


NEW YORK, NY – March 20, 2014 – Baruch College alumnus Michael Chiang (‘11) was accepted into Techstars’ multi-city accelerator program for his new start-up company, Fitbark. The mobile application, which measures activity levels in dogs, was one of 10 American and Australian companies selected out of thousands for this year’s mobile health-themed accelerator program […]