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 […]

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 College and City College of New York Host 1st Annual Idea Brewery Hackathon

The winning team (Team 5) of the 1st Annual Idea Brewery Hackathon. From L to R: Arthur Autz, Crae Sosa from CCNY and Esther Lykes from Baruch College. NEW YORK, NY- February 11, 2014 – The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship atBaruch College and the Zahn Center for Entrepreneurship at the City College of New York (CCNY) held the […]

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 […]

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 […]

3D Printing is not as easy as I thought!

Over the summer of 2013, I received the news that I was going to be involved in learning about 3D printing and its different types of technologies to prepare myself for becoming a Teacher’s Assistant for the 3D printing classes held at Baruch College. I really didn’t know much about 3D printed images and models outside […]

A Whole New World: 3D Printing

  3D Printing is a whole new world to many of us, including myself. 3D printing has been around since the early 1980’s, however it is now coming to light as the technology is advancing and more affordable 3D printers are being released to consumers. You can now print anything from metals, stone, and food, […]

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