CUNY Makerspaces Directory for SmartPitch 2016

Joining SmartPitch 2016? Compete in the Maker Hub Track for a $5000 prize! You will be required to design and prototype your product using 3D printers, Arduino, and other technology! See our CUNY Makerspaces guide below to see what makerspace technology, resources, media and clubs and  are available to you as a SmartPitch participant at […]

Bring your ideas to life at the SmartPitch Challenge 2016

What is SmartPitch? SmartPitch is an ideation competition open to all matriculating CUNY students. The challenge encourages students to develop their business idea through a three phase program, workshops, and a network of mentors. SmartPitch provides an online community, in-person workshops, and events to support competitors along the way. Submission Requirements Phase One: Develop a […]

Baruch College’s Entrepreneurship Programs Excel on The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine 2015 List

NEW YORK, NY- September 16, 2014 – Baruch College has been placed at #9, up from last year’s #25, on the “Top 50 Undergraduate Programs for Entrepreneurship” 2015 list released today by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. In addition, Baruch is listed at #14 on the list of “Top 50 Graduate Programs for Entrepreneurship.” With 590 enrolled students in Baruch’s entrepreneurship […]

Senior Entrepreneurs Making Headlines

Recent news articles highlight the growth and challenges of senior entrepreneurship Author:  Elizabeth Alpern, Field Fellow, Field Center For years there has been an increasing number of retirees starting their own businesses. According to a recent study published by the Kauffman Foundation and Legal Zoom, in 2013 alone, about 20 percent of all new businesses […]

CUNY IVE Engages 1,400 Students in UK MarketMaker Competition

  Our partners at the CUNY Institute of Virtual Enterprise support student entrepreneurship internationally as well. Read below for details: CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise (IVE) expands its global reach by partnering with the Gazelle Colleges Group a consortium of 20 colleges in the United Kingdom and its third annual Market Maker Competition. This year’s […]

What the Government Shutdown Means to Small Businesses

Anyone with a pulse and access to the internet, TV, radio, or newspaper knows that the government is currently shut down due to the fact that the House of Representatives cannot agree to pass a budget to allocate the funding that we pay from our taxes for the services that we desperately need.  This is […]

Huffington Post: SmartPitch Finalists and Their Innovative Approaches to Social Problems

By Elischia Fludd | Originally published on on July 23, 2013   Baruch Students Add Social Enterprises to Influence American Behavior Five Baruch College students are changing the world as we know it with their innovative approaches to social problems. Dwight Peters, John Fout, Morris Sued, Eli Attias and Ronald Zorrilla were the winners of the CUNY IVE […]

CrowdCases Featured on MSNBC and American Express Open Forum

Dwight Peters, Baruch undergrad and winner of the SmartPitch 2013 Challenge pitches his startup on MSNBC: CrowdCases is a tech accessories brand with a social mission and is powered by a growing community of graphic designers   View the original video here, on American Express Open Forum’s website    

SmartPitch 2013 Featured in Crain’s NY

The Field Center for Entrepreneurship was featured in Crain’s NY on Apr 14th, in an article that discussed the benefits and rewards for entrepreneurs who participate in business-plan and pitch competitions. Amongst the highlights are a mention of the Baruch College & Merrill Lynch Entrepreneurship Competition that ran from 2000 to 2010 which has now […]

Field Center Featured in Accounting Today

The Field Center for Entrepreneurship’s crash course in Entrepreneurship for a group of students from Chile was recently featured on Accounting Today, an online site focused on providing news and information for the tax and accounting community.  The group of  undergraduate students from Chile’s Universidad Technologica de Chile in Santiago, are spending 10 days learning […]