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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…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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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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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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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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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Whitman Seniors Featured among Poets & Quants for Undergrads’ Best & Brightest Undergraduate Business Majors for 2018

Catherine Cummings and Justin Harris, both seniors at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, were featured as two of the “best & brightest undergraduate business majors,” by Poets & Quants for Undergrads, a news website for undergraduate business education.…

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Entrepreneurship Program Named “National Model Entrepreneurship Program”

United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Presented Award at its Annual Conference The Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) program at the Whitman School of Management was recently named the National Model Program by the United States Association for…

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Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Ranked in Poets&Quants’ Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2017

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s undergraduate business program is ranked #43 by Poets&Quants for Undergrads, the leading online publication for undergraduate business education news. The website released its second annual Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2017 ranking Dec.…

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Fall 2017 Incoming Class

Each year, Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management enrolls a new class of accomplished students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Get to know this year’s incoming class. Embed Code <blockquote class=”embedly-card”><h4><a href=”http://voices.whitman.syr.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/WBTN_Fall2017.jpg”>null</a></h4><p>null</p></blockquote> <script async src=”//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/platform.js” charset=”UTF-8″></script>

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Syracuse University’s Entrepreneurship Programs Ranked in Top 20 by The Princeton Review; Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine

Syracuse University offers one of the best programs for students aspiring to launch their own businesses according to The Princeton Review. The education services company named the Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s undergraduate entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises program #16 and…

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The Whitman School Hosts Third Annual Orange Tank Competition

As part of the 2017 Orange Central celebration at Syracuse University, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management hosted its third annual Orange Tank business pitch competition. During the Orange Tank competition, current Whitman students and alumni entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to…

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Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Ranked in Top 10 for Research Impact

A new study of entrepreneurship research impact ranked the entrepreneurship department at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management #8 globally. Among the top 50 schools ranked, based on a citation analysis of published entrepreneurship articles, are Harvard University, Stanford University,…

Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises 2016-2017 at a Glance

Syracuse University‘s Whitman School Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) department, consistently ranked as one of the top entrepreneurship programs in the United States, offers students the total entrepreneurship experience. From the unique entrepreneurship courses to the exciting extracurricular activities and experiential learning opportunities, every student…

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Growing Pains: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Scaling a Supply Chain

Charmaine DaCosta remembers the exact moment she truly felt like an entrepreneur. It was a sweltering summer day and she was setting out in her Toyota Corolla to deliver her Jamaican limeade drink, Limation, to grocery stores and delis in…

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U.S. News Ranks the Whitman School in Top 50 Nationwide

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s undergraduate business program was ranked #42 in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best College rankings. The School’s department of entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises was ranked #13 nationwide. Additionally, U.S. News…

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Maria Minniti: Developing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurial Leaders

From an early age, Maria Minniti, director of the Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES) and the L. Bantle Chair of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, was interested in exploring what causes…

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New Study Shows College Graduates Tend to Start Businesses Near Their Alma Maters

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from four major universities, including Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, find that those who graduate from metropolitan universities tend to start businesses where they go to school. The same study finds those…

Research Finds Preferential Procurement Programs May Help New Minority-Owned Businesses Become Gazelles

New entrepreneurship research from Professor Maria Minniti of Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management and Professor Lois M. Shelton of California State University, finds that government and commercial procurement programs may be a means for some minority-owned ventures…

Latina Women Build Entrepreneurial Dreams and Pitch Business Ideas at the WISE Women’s Business Center with support from Onondaga County Office of Economic Development

Through a grant from the Onondaga County Office of Economic Development, the WISE Women’s Business Center, a program of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, will host a graduation and pitch competition for the women in…