Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises

Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises

Annual Report 2020-21

Todd Moss headshot
John Torrens headshot

The 2020-21 academic year started out as mostly virtual, but ended with many of our programming back in-person, in a safe environment at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. 

We are very proud of the work that Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Whitman School, Mike Haynie—who also happens to be Syracuse University vice chancellor of strategic initiatives and innovation—as he helped lead the University Public Health team during the pandemic. Learn how his entrepreneurial approach played a role in managing obstacle sand helped in decision-making.

This year our faculty and Ph.D. students continued advancing scholarship nationally and globally. From publishing research papers to organizing conferences, they continue to lead the way in thought leadership. We are also very excited to be adding to our faculty, as we welcome Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Arielle Newman, who joins us from the University of Southern Mississippi. Newman describes her current research as “seeking to validate the lived experience of others to create a more understanding and empathetic society.” Her work with vulnerable populations— from informal entrepreneurs in Ghana to refugees in Salt Lake City. 

Our signature events continued this year, including the Orange Tank competition, the Panasci Business Competition and the Capstone event, some held virtually and some in-person. 

Syracuse University remains steadfast in its commitment to entrepreneurship and the EEE program has made it its mission to ensure that students not only understand the full view of entrepreneurship, but also experience it. Learn a little about WISE and the Blackstone Launchpad, both programs that round out the entrepreneurial ecosystem here at Syracuse University.

We want to thank our supporters and friends who make it possible for us to deliver innovative programs that help our students become successful, entrepreneurial alumni. Thank you for supporting our efforts today and in the future!

Todd Moss
Department Chair and Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Faculty Director, Sustainable Enterprise Partnership

John Torrens
Deputy Department Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice

Kimmy Kimball