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 […]

CUNY IVE Goes Global: The London 2012 MarketMaker Challenge

By Santiago Perez This year, the CUNY IVE has greatly expanded its scope by taking its SmartPitch and MarketMaker business plan competitions international. The London MarketMaker Challenge had its successful finalist event on Monday Nov 12th, raising the prospect of the NYC Smartpitch Challenge becoming part of a global network of entrepreneurial students. With more […]

Entrepreneurial Concept Competition

CUNY students with an entrepreneurial idea are invited to enter the Entrepreneurial Concept Competition (ECC), a CUNY-wide competition and initiative created by the Black Male Leadership and Mentoring Program at The City College of New York and the New York City Louis Stokes Alliance to encourage entrepreneurial thinking. In order to enter the competition, students need […]

SmartPitch 2012 Competition Winners

  Congratulations to the five teams who won the SmartPitch 2012 competition!  The creators of these ventures, chosen from over 200 entrants, will participate in  Entrepreneurship Bootcamp June 15, 2012 at Baruch College and Sunshine Bronx.  After completing bootcamp, the teams will have access to incubator space at Sunshine Bronx over the duration of the summer, […]

Meet the SmartPitch Finalists

After three months of competition, the SmartPitch entrepreneurship competition is winding down, with the nine final teams set to present their businesses to a panel of judges tomorrow, June 6, 2012.  The final SmartPitch competition event will be held at 6pm on the 12th floor of the IBM building at 590 Madison Avenue, New York, […]

SmartPitch Finalists Announced

Next week the SmartPitch challenge comes to a close as nine student teams pitch their businesses and compete for the final prize – a summer full of start-up business support and mentorship.  Over 200 students entered the SmartPitch Challenge, an entrepreneurial pitch competition for students launched in February and sponsored by IBM, CUNY Institute for […]

Competition THRIVE Award Winners

The NYCEDC, the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship awarded $100,000 to the Queens Economic Development Corporation as part of the Competition THRIVE award ceremony on May 17, 2012.  The five finalists for Competition THRIVE were selected in September 2011 – they were awarded $25,000 in seed funding to […]

Winners of the AT&T Baruch Fast Pitch Event

The AT&T Baruch Fast Pitch final event has come to a close. Congrats to Estimize CEO Leigh Drogen, GZ Points CEO Kofi Frimpong, James Martinez of Zazum and Baruch student and CEO of Pixlee Awad Sayeed, winners of the 2012 competition!!  More photos from today can be seen on our Facebook page here:

Meet the AT&T Fast Pitch Finalists

Eight finalists will face off this morning as the AT&T and Baruch College Fast Pitch competition comes to a close.  Over 100 submissions were received from across the U.S. in the two-month-long competition.  Company pitches had to fit one of three categories: Wealth, Education & Health or Enjoyment.  Tuesday morning the eight finalists – representing […]

Inside the IBM SmartPitch Roundtable

By Santiago Perez Field Fellow     The IBM SmartPitch Roundtable event on May 1st covered a number of valuable topics regarding IBM’s work to support entrepreneurship that is in line with its Smarter Planet vision.  Karen Parris, the VP of Industry Solutions for IBM’s Software Group, presented the long term vision of IBM for […]