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Refugee to Entrepreneur, Alumna Says Yes to New Opportunities

Esther Kim ’12, came to the United States along with her Jewish parents— their life in suitcases⁠— and their family dog.

Kim was a marketing and supply chain management double major during her undergraduate time at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management.

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…

Entrepreneurship Professor Receives 10-Year Research Impact Award

SAGE Publishing recognized a 2009 paper co-authored by Johan Wiklund, Al Berg Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship, with a 10-year Impact Award for receiving the most citations over the span of a decade. Wiklund’s paper, “Entrepreneurial Orientation and Business Performance:…

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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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Spring 2020 Capstone Competition: Global Pandemic Edition

Each semester, graduating students at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management complete their undergraduate degrees with the three-credit Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management course, more commonly known as “capstone.” Students form teams of four or five students to turn an original…

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Whitman History with Veterans to be Furthered with NVRC

HomeOur Second CenturyClass of 2020Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFocus on Faculty Whitman History with Veterans to be Furthered with NVRC Entrepreneurship envelops the relationship between the Whitman School and the new National Veterans Resource Center, which opened this year on the…

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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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From WISE Exito! Program Graduate to Guest Speaker, Working Towards her Dreams

On Dec. 17, the WISE Women’s Business Center, a project of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, held its 2019 Exito! Program Graduation and Pitch Event. Exito! program graduate Diana Jaramillo served as the guest speaker and shared her personal experience…

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Capstone Profile: Tyler Newman ’20, 1st Place Clear Coast Systems

Tyler Newman ’20 has had a passion for business since he was young. Originally from Suffern, New York, Newman is pursuing a double major in finance and marketing at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. Newman’s…

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Dan Fridliand ’18 tackles anxiety and stress management with new app, Awning

Alumnus Daniel Fridliand ’18, entrepreneur and co-founder of the stress management app Awning, almost didn’t pursue a business degree at Syracuse University. He started as an intended international relations major. When Fridliand started his first semester through the SU Discovery…

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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.

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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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George Dawson ’08, Techstars Fund Controller, Speaking at Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at Syracuse University Libraries

The Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at Syracuse University Libraries (LaunchPad) is hosting George Dawson ’08, Techstars Fund Controller, for a “Fireside Chat” on Friday, November 1 at 4 p.m. at Bird Library. The event is free and open to the…

Urbanization and Localization: Geographic Factors Impact Incubator Outcomes

Alejandro Amezcua, assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, has published research on incubator outcomes for start-ups and what factors affect its success to help a new company flourish. Amezcua joins Tiago Ratinho of…

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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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Political Ideology of Board Members Affects CEO Dismissal Following Financial Misconduct

David Park, assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, alongside Warren Boeker of Foster School of Business, University of Washington, and David Gomulya of Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, conducted…

Todd Rubin ’04 Establishes Grant for Blackstone LaunchPad Innovation Mentors – Blackstone LaunchPad

Todd Rubin ’04 (School of Architecture), Minister of Evolution and President of The Republic of Tea, established a grant through the Rubin Family Foundation for the 2019-2020 academic year for five “Rubin Family Innovation Mentors” at Blackstone LaunchPad powered by…

Blackstone LaunchPad Hosts Techstars StartUp Weekend at Syracuse University

The Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at Syracuse University Libraries (LaunchPad) will be hosting a Techstars Startup Weekend in partnership with Google for Startups on September 20 and 21, 2019 at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management (Whitman School)…

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Research Speakers Offer Insights and Share Findings

The Whitman School’s EEE department hosted an impressive list of outstanding guest speakers who presented their recent ongoing studies. Jeff McMullen, editor-in-chief of Journal of Business Venturing and professor of entrepreneurship at Kelley School of Business, Indiana University – Bloomington…

Mike Haynie and Alex McKelvie

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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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,…

Maria Minniti

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…

Johan Wiklund

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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Whitman School Ranked in #3 in 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Research Productivity Rankings

The Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) department at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management was recently ranked #3 in the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Research Productivity Rankings, compiled by TCU’s Neeley School of Business. This is the second time…

Elizabeth Deng

From South Sudan to Syracuse University: Hope for Ariang Visits Whitman

In South Sudan, 6,754 miles away from Syracuse, N.Y., Hope for Ariang is changing the norms around education. Currently, the country has a 27 percent literacy rate, and is ranked second to last in providing children access to education. Hope…

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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…

The five students who were selected for D'Aniello internships pose in front of the Milton Room.

Whitman Students Honored with D’Aniello Internships

Each semester, the EEE department selects senior and graduate level students to participate in the prestigious D’Aniello Entrepreneurial Internship Program, an internationally recognized initiative that provides unique entrepreneurial opportunities for highly qualified candidates. D’Aniello interns work directly with an entrepreneur,…