Women’s Entrepreneurship Week 2016: How we can fix the gender gap in entrepreneurship

They’ve made remarkable strides in recent years, but women entrepreneurs still confront gender-related setbacks. Why so? In search of answers, we hosted a panel in honor of Women’s Entrepreneurship Week called ‘Start-Ups and Downs: A Conversation on Being a Woman Entrepreneur‘ featuring three entrepreneurial panelists, and asked them the tough questions.   Getting real about […]

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 […]

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 […]


NEW YORK, NY – March 20, 2014 – Baruch College alumnus Michael Chiang (‘11) was accepted into Techstars’ multi-city accelerator program for his new start-up company, Fitbark. The mobile application, which measures activity levels in dogs, was one of 10 American and Australian companies selected out of thousands for this year’s mobile health-themed accelerator program […]

SmartPitch Challenge Kick-off Generates Excitement Among 2014 Participants

NEW YORK, NY- February 6, 2014 – More than 200 students from the City University of New York (CUNY), faculty and members of New York City’s business community attended the kick-off event for the 12th Annual IVE SmartPitch Challenge, hosted by Baruch College and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship. The Smart Pitch Challenge, created by the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise, […]