Mitzi Perdue: How a Dying Man Redefined My Idea of Failure

At a recent conference hosted by the Field Center, entrepreneur and businesswoman Mitzi Perdue recounted how one of her employees longed to write a book called ‘Life: The Owner’s Manual.’ With an IQ of over 200, he had spent 40 years doing research for the book. One day, he was diagnosed with terminal heart disease. […]

A Year in Review: 4 Things That Happened in 2017

Happy New Year! As we welcome the New Year, we want to thank you for being a part of Baruch’s entrepreneurship ecosystem and for making 2017 such a success. We’ve hosted open houses, fireside chats, conferences, and MakerHub events to inspire students to think about entrepreneurship and take the first step towards their dream. Here […]

Two disruptive catalysts small business doesn’t see coming: Director of the Lawrence N. Field Programs Scott Newbert featured in Fox Business

By Lee Howard Originally published on Fox Business If you’re a small business, you should know there are clever people in not so faraway places working against you, day and night. And if they have their way, they will upend your business and your life, entirely. Just the thought of it, makes them cackle with glee.  OK, […]

Global Family Business Event 2017: How to grow a family business into an empire using synergy

  How does a family business become an empire? Through offspring, of course – and not just the flesh-and-blood variety. At this year’s Global Family Business Event, father and daughter Johannes and Christina Suriadjaja shared how they each built synergic startups which allow them to divvy up clients, industry contacts and business wisdom. Based in […]

Are you an entrepreneur, or want to be one? Join us at the Student Entrepreneur Resource Fair!

As a CUNY student, you have a wealth of FREE resources at your fingertips to help you start and run your own business. From CUNY-run business accelerator programs to pitch competitions and business advising, makerspaces and more. Join us on Tuesday, October 17 to meet with fellow student entrepreneurs as well as staff from CUNY […]

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 […]

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