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Are you considering graduate school? We have an opportunity for you

In a job market where a Master’s degree is the new Bachelor’s, recent graduates are finding more reasons to go straight to grad school. Qualified seniors at Baruch College now have the opportunity to apply for the MS in Entrepreneurship program without having to take the GMAT. This opportunity is open to Zicklin and non-Zicklin undergraduates with […]

The Field Center welcomes entrepreneurship delegates from Egypt

This April, the Field Center received several special guests from Egypt that have built and established successful startups. Our Field Fellow, Mohamed Hassan, welcomed them in Arabic and introduced them to our Maker Hub initiative and its tie-in with entrepreneurship with respect to design, prototyping and creative expression. The Maker Hub offers weekly workshops in […]

Entrepreneurship honors society launches video pitch competition

Have you participated in an business plan competition or other entrepreneurship-related competition? Sigma Nu Tau, the entrepreneurship honors society at Baruch College, is launching a national program to recognize the value of an entrepreneurship education in propelling student-run businesses forward. How To Enter: One winning team from each of the 19 participating colleges and universities will […]

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

[slideshare id=57388646&doc=smartpitchkoslider-160122205924] 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: […]

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 HuffingtonPost.com 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    

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