Hip-hop star and entrepreneur will.i.am 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 will.i.am is also a successful entrepreneur. He is the founder of a technology and fashion company, i.am+, and i.am.angel, […]

Here’s why failure can be the best thing that ever happens to you

Recapturing the Sparks of Your Creative Confidence

Have you ever uttered the words, “Oh I can’t do that — I’m not creative enough”? Have you ever had an idea knock around your head, the words about to roll off your tongue, but you stop yourself out of fear of not being creative enough? Or maybe fear of not making sense, of uncertainty, or fear of […]

A Call to All Makers: Trending Developments

The self-proclaimed, “Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth” has made its rounds to the New York Hall of Science for its 6th annual festival of “invention, creativity, and resourcefulness”. With over 900 booths and 200 scheduled presentations and shows, the Faire evokes a great sense of wonder. With peculiar trinkets and unabashed displays of all things […]

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 […]

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 […]

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