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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…

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Whitman School Alumnus Launches Book Titled “Adversity to Advantage: How to Overcome Bullying & Find Entrepreneurial Success”

Randy Ginsburg ‘19 recently launched a book titled “Adversity to Advantage: How to Overcome Bullying & Find Entrepreneurial Success.” Ginsburg, a graduate of the Whitman School of Management, earned a double major in entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises and marketing management…

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Syracuse University Entrepreneurship Thought Leaders Appointed to CNBC Disruptor 50 Advisory Council for Fourth Year in a Row

For the fourth year in a row Michael Haynie, Syracuse University’s vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and innovation, and Alexander McKelvie, associate dean for undergraduate and master’s education, and professor and chair of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s…

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Graduate Student Spotlights: Class of 2019

HomeExperiential LearningClass of 2019Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFaculty & Staff Graduate Student Spotlights: Class of 2019 Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management offers a variety of graduate programs that prepare students to become exceptional business leaders and professionals. Learn more…

Intensive Deal-Making Course Fills a Need for Eager Entrepreneurs

HomeExperiential LearningClass of 2019Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFaculty & Staff Intensive Deal-Making Course Fills a Need for Eager Entrepreneurs Syracuse University Trustee Hal Fetner ’83 speaking at the Entrepreneurship Deal-Making course. Let’s make a deal! That’s what entrepreneurial-minded students at the…

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Whitman by the Numbers: 2019 Graduates

HomeExperiential LearningClass of 2019Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFaculty & Staff Whitman By the Numbers: 2019 Graduates Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management educates students to become successful business professionals prepared for a world of accelerated change. The Whitman School offers…

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Spring 2019 Capstone Business Plan Competition: Meet the Winners

Each semester teams of graduating students enrolled in the Capstone course at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management are challenged to propose and develop viable, sustainable entrepreneurial ventures. At the end of the semester, teams pitch these ventures at…

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Too Much Collaboration Can be Harmful to New Ventures

Collaboration is commonly encouraged throughout the world of entrepreneurship especially for entrepreneurs with new ventures. There are many benefits to collaboration, such as gaining different perspectives on problems or obtaining resources not readily available. However, research conducted by Johan Wiklund,…

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Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society Explores Macro-Level Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship doesn’t happen in a vacuum. That’s the idea fueling the work of Maria Minniti, Louis A. Bantle Chair in Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, and her team at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society…

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Leading Researcher Focuses on Entrepreneurship and Mental Health

Johan Wiklund, the Al Berg Endowed Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, has been studying entrepreneurship as it relates to mental health and well-being. He recently completed his appointment as a Fulbright…

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Everything You Need to Know About CBD: Latest FDA Guidance, State of the Industry and Buyers’ Guide

Earlier this month, now-resigned Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb issued a press release on hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD), providing guidance on how the FDA will begin to regulate hemp CBD. This release was Gottlieb’s first since the passing…

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Syracuse University Teams Compete in Hult Prize Competition Regionals

In March, three teams from Syracuse University advanced to the regionals of the 2019 Hult Prize Competition, a prestigious competition that challenges its participants to solve pressing social issues. Each year, fifteen regional events are held worldwide before the final global event, which is…

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Whitman School Professor Inspires Psychology Faculty and Doctoral Students to Think Entrepreneurially

“We are all entrepreneurs in one way or another,” is one of the many lessons Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice Alexandra Kostakis of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management is sharing with a group of faculty and graduate students from…

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New Entrepreneurship Research Explores Mental Health Disorders in Family Businesses

Mental health problems can not only impact individuals and families, but family businesses as well. New entrepreneurship research explores the unique opportunities and challenges of family businesses dealing with mental disorders in the family and paves the way for future…

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David Lucas Testifies Before U.S. Congress to Address Homelessness in America

David Lucas, a postdoctoral research fellow with the Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, offered a testimony before U.S. Congress during a hearing entitled, “Homeless in America: Examining the Crisis and Solutions…

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Meet the Winners — Fall 2018 Capstone Business Plan Competition

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

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Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Program 2017-2018 Annual Review

The field of entrepreneurship is evolving at record pace. The number of universities and colleges developing new entrepreneurship programs and student interest in entrepreneurship as a vocation and mindset is staggering. Luckily, Syracuse University has been well ahead of the curve in terms of…

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Hayley Foster, Author and Business Coach, to Speak at Syracuse University

Hayley Foster, business coach and author of Foster Your Passion, will provide a keynote address Nov. 12 from 1-2 p.m. at Syracuse University’s Peter Graham Scholarly Commons in Bird Library as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. The event is open to the public…

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WISE Women’s Business Center Relocates, Gaining Space for Growth

The WISE Women’s Business Center recently relocated, offering more space for the entrepreneurship resource program. “We are so pleased to be situated just yards away from where we were before,” said Joanne Lenweaver, director of the WISE Women’s Business Center.…

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International Attention for Study of Entrepreneurship and Well-Being

Johan Wiklund, Al Berg Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, recently completed his appointment as a Fulbright Distinguished Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. The main purpose of this appointment…

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Syracuse University Project Advance Challenges Young Entrepreneurs

Alexandra Kostakis, professor of entrepreneurship practice at Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, is the faculty lead for Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA), a program that offers qualified high school seniors the opportunity to enroll in courses for…

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Whitman Students Honored with D’Aniello Internships

Each semester, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management‘s Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises department selects senior and graduate level students to participate in the prestigious D’Aniello Entrepreneurial Internship Program, an internationally recognized initiative which provides unique entrepreneurial opportunities for highly…

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Syracuse University Startup Powerspike Raises $500,000 and Joins Techstars Atlanta to Build Live Streaming Influencer Marketing Tools

PowerSpike, the leading influencer marketing and analytics platform for live streaming, announced this week a combined investment of $500,000 by The Sixers Innovation Lab Crafted by Kimball, Techstars Atlanta – in partnership with Cox Enterprises, Dorm Room Fund, and other…

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Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management’s WISE Women’s Business Center Relocates, Gaining Space for Growth

The WISE Women’s Business Center, a program of the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship, housed in Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, recently relocated, offering more space for the entrepreneurship resource program. WISE, which stands for Women Igniting the…

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Students Compete in TCU Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition

Students from Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management participated in the 2018 TCU Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. The competition requires students to pitch a for-profit business idea that benefits…

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow David Lucas Awarded Prestigious Grants

David Lucas, a postdoctoral research fellow with the Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES) at Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, housed within the Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) program, received the prestigious Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy…

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Suho Han Joins the Whitman School as an Assistant Professor

Suho Han joined the faculty at Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as an assistant professor of entrepreneurship in August. He hopes to use the skills and knowledge he’s cultivated while extensively studying the subject to inspire future…

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A United Nations Project Marks a Decade of Global Sustainability Research and Practice at the Whitman School

In the spring, students enrolled in the CASSE Program’s BUA 759 Sustainability-Driven Enterprise capstone course participated in an experiential learning project sponsored by the United Nation’s (UN) Global Compact, an initiative to implement universal sustainability principles from CEOs worldwide. For…

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Syracuse University Fosters Entrepreneurship Through the Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Living and Learning Community

Each year incoming students have the opportunity to apply to learning communities at Syracuse University. A learning community is a group of students living together in a residence hall based on a common major, interest or theme, such as business…

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Student Start-Ups Take On the Panasci Business Plan Competition

Each year, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship hosts the Panasci Business Plan Competition, a campus-wide student business plan event designed to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit of students as they create growth-oriented business models. This…

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Southside Innovation Center a Host Site for Business Growth Accelerator Program

The Southside Innovation Center, a program of Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management recently announced it is one of three regional centers for the New York State Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development’s Business Growth Accelerator Program…