CUNY IVE Goes Global: The London 2012 MarketMaker Challenge

By Santiago Perez This year, the CUNY IVE has greatly expanded its scope by taking its SmartPitch and MarketMaker business plan competitions international. The London MarketMaker Challenge had its successful finalist event on Monday Nov 12th, raising the prospect of the NYC Smartpitch Challenge becoming part of a global network of entrepreneurial students. With more […]

EShip Spotlight: MatchPuppy

When it came to searching for playmates for his young Maltese Louis, Michael Chiang found the effort was challenging and time-consuming.  So in October 2010,  Chiang created MatchPuppy, a social networking site designed to help passionate dog owners connect and arrange local play dates for their furry friends.  MatchPuppy’s beta site launched in February 2012 and […]

EShip Spotlight: Trace VFX

Trace VFX was founded in 2010 by Baruch MBA graduates Jon Mason, Varun Parange and Baruch alumni Matthew Herman.  The visual effects company was launched upon winning first place at the 2010 Baruch College Invitational Entrepreneurship Competition, which earned them $20,000 in seed money.  With offices in New York City and Mumbai, Trace VFX provides […]

Teaching Entrepreneurship at Baruch

For the final installments of the Field Center for Entrepreneurship video series, we asked Professors Ramona Zachary, Tom Lyons and Ed Rogoff to tell us their favorite part of teaching Entrepreneurship at Baruch, and discuss some of their entrepreneurship research projects.  The professors also gave some insight into the courses they teach, which include social […]

Benefits of the Field Fellowship Program

The Field Fellowship program at Baruch’s Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship provides undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to utilize their academic learning towards helping New York City small businesses and entrepreneurs improve their businesses. Fellows work at the Field Center, which is also the office for the Baruch Small Business Development Center, […]

Field Center for Entrepreneurship – What We Do

“The Field Center is the hub for entrepreneurship at Baruch College.  We are here to support students and faculty as well as entrepreneurs in the community.  We have a research program, student programs, and outreach programs. The Field Center is growing, and the vision is to be the entrepreneurial hub not just in New York […]

What Does “Entrepreneurship” Mean to You?

When you hear the word “entrepreneurship” what do you think of? Risk taker? Inventor? Innovator? An individual’s interpretation of the word is highly dependent on their own experiences with entrepreneurs – whether through observation or personal, practical experience.  As you can see from the video below, everyone has a different interpretation of what makes an […]