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IES Postdoctoral Researcher Works to Shows Data-driven, Localized Solutions Bring Innovation Forward

“Serendipitous.” That’s what Zachary Rodriguez, Ph.D., calls the opportunity to join the Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES) at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management as a postdoctoral researcher. And, while that’s probably the last word most would use…

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Assistant Professor Cristiano Bellavitis Sees Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Cristiano Bellavitis, Ph.D., has been around the world and back, living in and visiting a variety of places from his native Italy to New Zealand. When he joined the faculty at the Martin J. Whitman School…

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The Teacher Becomes the Student: Adjunct, Entrepreneur Uses Skills to Pivot His Own Business

Over the past few months, individuals and businesses alike have had to adapt to the ever-changing conditions brought on by COVID-19. Though entrepreneurs and newer businesses might have been more immediately vulnerable to the economic uncertainty, established business have turned…

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Entrepreneurial Professor’s New Book Uses Whitman Research and His Own ADHD Diagnosis to Help Entrepreneurs Harness Their Super Powers

Most people think of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a negative, but Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice John M. Torrens G’93 (A&S), Ph.D. has a different take, showing that many aspects of the disorder can be turned into a positive.…

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Whitman at Work: Entrepreneur Makes Anything But Beer Nothing But Successful

Whitman at Work: Entrepreneur Makes Anything But Beer Nothing But Successful One month after completing his master’s degree in entrepreneurship at the Whitman School, Logan Bonney ’17 M.S. was already putting his education into practice by incorporating Anything But Beer…

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Post-Doc’s Appreciation for Veterans, Entrepreneurship Shapes Career Path

Mirza Tihic’s ’03 (A&S), ’04 (ECS), ’06 MBA, G’19 (SoE) interest in helping military veterans and their families stems from the peace the U.S. military helped to bring to his native Bosnia in the mid-1990s. His love of entrepreneurship came…

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Fall 2020 Capstone Competition: Meet the Winners

As the Fall 2020 semester comes to an end, seniors at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management completed a three-credit Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management course, more commonly known as “Capstone.” This course is designed to inspire graduating students’…

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$42,000 Awarded in Annual Orange Tank Business Pitch Competition

On Oct. 22, 2020, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management hosted the sixth annual Orange Tank business pitch competition virtually. Student and alumni entrepreneurs pitched their ventures to a panel of accomplished judges in hopes of receiving valuable feedback…

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Challenging Assumptions About Entrepreneurship

Challenging Assumptions About Entrepreneurship The undergraduate and master’s level elective course, Minority and Woman’s Entrepreneurship: Race, Gender and Entrepreneurial Opportunity, is a hidden gem that presents perspectives on entrepreneurship not often studied. “Readings, assignments and guest speakers cover practical and…

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Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) Annual Report 2019-20

Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Annual Report 2019-20 The 2019-2020 academic year was an auspicious one for the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. We kicked off our centennial year in September remembering our history. The Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE)…

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Syracuse University 2020 Panasci Business Plan Competition Winners

Syracuse University 2020 Panasci Business Plan Competition Winners Each year, the Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Program at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management hosts the campus-wide Panasci Business Plan Competition. This event encourages students to think entrepreneurially and…

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Alumna Leverages Opportunities to Expand Business, Gain Knowledge in Graduate EEE Program

As a young alumna, Kelsey Davis ’19 (NEW), ’20 M.S. is taking on Los Angeles with her startup and 10 team members. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Davis saw an opportunity at Syracuse University to explore her creativity and found the…

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Student Innovators Created Positive Opportunities in Hard Times

Student Innovators Created Positive Opportunities in Hard Times COVID-19 has certainly had a negative impact on the Syracuse University community, but some Whitman students were able to find a small piece of the positive in recent months. And while there…

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Professor Wiklund Improves SAGE Business Journal’s Impact Factor

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management recognizes Professor Johan Wiklund for his role in significantly improving the SAGE Journal Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice’s (ETP) 2019 Impact Factor published by Clarivate (part of the Journal Citation Reports 2020). As editor-in-chief,…

When Employees Leave to Create their Own Entrepreneurial Ventures

Many research studies explore why founders of companies create new ones after breaking off a parent company, this process is called a “spinout.” Mariko Sakakibara (University of California, Los Angeles) and Natarajan Balasubramanian, professor of management at Syracuse University’s Martin J.…

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Course Engages Students to Challenge Assumptions about Entrepreneurship

A hidden gem in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management’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…

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Entrepreneurship Professor Recognized for Research Impact

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 South Side Innovation Center Awarded Grants to Help Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Two entrepreneurship programs run by the Martin J. Whitman School of Management received funding in April 2020 to help small businesses affected by COVID-19. The Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (WISE) Women’s Business Center and South Side Innovation Center…

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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 EEE career exploration trip. As part of the trip, students visited host companies NewLab, WeWork, Harry’s Razors and RTS Inc. The Whitman Career Center team coordinates industry immersion trips to…

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

On Oct. 24, 2019, the 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 and…

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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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What Motivates a Corporate Board to Dismiss a CEO in the Wake of Financial Misconduct

David Park, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, with Warren Boeker (University of Washington) and David Gomulya (Singapore Management University), conducted a study on the relationship between boards of directors and CEOs and the strategy for handling financial misconduct. The paper, “Political Ideology…

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)…