Entrepreneurship

Whitman Workbook: Whitman Business Terms (noun) A collection of essential business terms and phrases to understand the Whitman School’s undergraduate and graduate programs.

Whitman Workbook: Essential Business Terms and Phrases

Welcome to the Whitman Workbook! This workbook serves as a source of working definitions and phrases for Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management undergraduate and graduate students. The Whitman Workbook is a collection of essential terms and phrases…

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How to Become an Influencer?

When you hear the word influencer, what image do you picture? Many of you might think of Instagram pages with young women who share flawless selfies and make up hacks. Others might picture a professional male athlete wearing name brand apparel. This is far from an overall representation of the social media influencer industry.

Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises

Course Engages Students to Challenge Assumptions about Entrepreneurship

A hidden gem in the Whitman School’s entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises department, the undergraduate and master’s level elective course, Minority and Woman’s Entrepreneurship: Race, Gender and Entrepreneurial Opportunity, provides a bird’s eye view of entrepreneurship not usually studied. Offered at…

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WISE Women’s Business Center and Southside Innovation Center Awarded Grants to Help Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Two entrepreneurship programs run by the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University recently received funding to help small businesses affected by COVID-19. The WISE–Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship–Women’s Business Center and Southside Innovation Center both will use acquired funding to offer more resources and support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Winners Announced for Entrepreneur Student Competitions

Winners of the School of Information Studies’ (iSchool) Raymond von Dran (RvD) Fund for Student Entrepreneurship competition, the Hunter Brooks Watson Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award, and the Compete CNY regional qualifier for the New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) were announced on April 14,…

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Matthew Shumer, Wins Syracuse University campus wide InVenture Prize

Matthew Shumer ’22, founder of Visos, the first virtual reality (VR) headset specifically designed for healthcare applications, won Syracuse University’s campus qualifier competition, sponsored by the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at Syracuse University Libraries, on February 21. He received a…

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Syracuse University Startup CLLCTVE Selected for LaunchPad Lift Cohort Program

Kelsey Davis ’19 (NEW), G’20 (Whitman School) and CLLCTVE, a team of student entrepreneurs from Syracuse University, have been selected to participate in the spring 2020 cohort of LaunchPad Lift. The program takes 10 college student business ventures from the…

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Matt Shumer ’22 Selected to Showcase His Innovations in Several National Events

Matt Shumer ’22 (Martin J. Whitman School of Management), founder of Visos, has been selected to showcase his innovative enterprise virtual reality system in several national events this spring. He is a Rubin Family Innovation Mentor at the Blackstone LaunchPad powered…

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Fall 2019 Capstone Business Plan Competition Winners

Every student’s business education at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University is concluded by what is known as “Capstone.” This three-credit course is designed to inspire graduating students’ entrepreneurial spirits and teach tangible skills. The final product of this…

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LaunchPad Student Teams Sweep Award Competitions, Winning Nearly $80,000 in Fall 2019

Numerous student startup teams from the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars in Bird Library (LaunchPad) have won business competitions and prizes totaling $79,500 this past fall 2019. The LaunchPad is Syracuse University’s innovation hub, connecting the entire University’s resource-rich ecosystem with…

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Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Appoints Meghan Florkowski Director of the WISE Women’s Business Center

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University recently announced the appointment of Meghan Florkowski to the position of director of the WISE (Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship) Women’s Business Center, effective Nov. 11.

Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises

Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Named A Top School for Entrepreneurship Studies by The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University offers one of the best courses of study for students aspiring to become entrepreneurs according to The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. The Princeton Review, known for its many categories…

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Whitman Students Learn About Entrepreneurship from Alumni in the Big Apple

Thirteen students explored New York City during this year’s inaugural Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprise career exploration trip. This year’s trip allowed students to visit companies such as NewLab, WeWork, Harry’s Razors and RTS Inc. The Martin J. Whitman School of…

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Fifth Orange Tank Business Pitch Competition Presents $40,000 to Promising New Ventures

On Oct. 24, 2019, Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management hosted the fifth annual Orange Tank business pitch competition. Student and alumni entrepreneurs pitched their ventures to a panel of accomplished judges in hopes of receiving valuable feedback…

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Online Programs Lead to More Entrepreneurs

Syracuse University has long been known for its entrepreneurship program and overall entrepreneurial spirit. So, it’s no surprise that the Whitman School’s online programs are increasingly turning out new entrepreneurs. Since fall 2017, there have been 174 MBA@Syracuse graduates certified…