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 […]

12th Annual SmartPitch Challenge Gives CUNY Student Entrepreneurs A Creative Outlet for Business Ideas

NEW YORK, NY – March 7, 2014 -Student entrepreneurs throughout the City University of New York (CUNY) are encouraged to sign up for the 12th Annual SmartPitch Challenge, offering a valuable learning experience and $25,000 in prizes. The Smart Pitch Challenge, created by the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise, gives student entrepreneurs an opportunity to create and validate a […]

Baruch MBA Student Elizabeth Alpern Named to Forbes “30 Under 30”

Student Entrepreneur Achieves Flavorful Feat with The Gefilteria NEW YORK, NY- January 10,2014 -Student entrepreneurs at Baruch College often find success when their business idea becomes a reality. Sometimes that success earns high-profile recognition by the business industry. Such is the case for Elizabeth Alpern, a student in the part-time MBA program in the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch […]

Navigating through the Complicated Procurement Process

Last time we spoke about what kind of goods and services the government procures from small businesses and how to find out government procurement requests (Click here). This time we will talk about how to actually register your business with government agencies so you can be on their registered vendor list and be ready to […]

Resources for NYC Entrepreneurial Foodies

Attention all aspiring food entrepreneurs! Now is a fantastic and exciting time to launch and grow a food business in NYC. Due to growing consumer interest in local and artisan-quality foods, the five boroughs are seeing a surge of activity around food manufacturing and distribution. According to a Pratt Center study on the specialty food […]