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Haynie Taps Into Entrepreneurial Background to Manage COVID-19 on Campus

Haynie Taps Into Entrepreneurial Background to Manage COVID-19 on Campus Mike Haynie holds many titles at Syracuse University: Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Whitman School, executive director of the Institute of Veterans and Military Families and, what might be…

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Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES) Update

Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES) Update The Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES) produces both academic research and broader influence through policy analysis and public outreach. IES scholars offer entrepreneurial solutions to complex social problems such as homelessness, wildfires…

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Whitman School, Institute for Veterans and Military Families Release First Data-Driven Research on Barriers to Entrepreneurship for Military

Whitman School, Institute for Veterans and Military Families Release First Data-Driven Research on Barriers to Entrepreneurship for Military Military skills like self-discipline, leadership, management skills, mental toughness and perseverance are highly transferable to entrepreneurship. However, these skills are not always…

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Whitman Colleagues’ Research Shows ADHD Can Be Beneficial to Entrepreneurs

Whitman Colleagues’ Research Shows ADHD Can Be Beneficial to Entrepreneurs Many people consider a diagnosis of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) a negative. But two professors in the Whitman School’s Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE)—both diagnosed with…

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Partnerships as an Enabler of Resourcefulness in Generating Sustainable Outcomes

Partnerships as an Enabler of Resourcefulness in Generating Sustainable Outcomes When we think of an entrepreneur, the image of one individual often comes to mind, but new research suggests that the benefits of entrepreneurial partnerships may be an overlooked resource…

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Master’s Program Adjusts Requirements to Better Fit Student Business Goals

Master’s Program Adjusts Requirements to Better Fit Student Business Goals The core of entrepreneurship is creating unique ideas and solutions that provide value for customers. So, it is only fitting that Whitman’s master of science program in entrepreneurship and emerging…

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WISE Center Incorporates New Programs With COVID-19 Response Funding

WISE Center Incorporates New Programs With COVID-19 Response Funding Last year, the WISE Women’s Business Center received a $420,000 grant from the Small Business Association to support the Center’s COVID-19 response activities. The funding, which was to be used between…

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Blackstone LaunchPad Is Hub for Whitman Students

Blackstone LaunchPad Is Hub for Whitman Students When students come to the Whitman School to pursue entrepreneurship, they have a unique opportunity to further their business ventures through Syracuse University’s Blackstone LaunchPad. An innovation hub that connects the University’s thriving…

Guest Speakers Bring Industry Experience to Classes

Guest Speakers Bring Industry Experience to Classes The Whitman School is fortunate enough to have a robust, engaged network of alumni and professionals willing to share their knowledge and expertise with current students. Classroom experiences are often enriched with visits…

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Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) Annual Report 2020-21

Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Annual Report 2020-21 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…

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Loss Reduction During Wildfires and Other Disasters: Implications of Individuals and Organizations, Public and Private

Loss Reduction During Wildfires and Other Disasters: Implications of Individuals and Organizations This year’s wildfires in the western United States have been raging so severely that even East Coast residents felt the effects on air quality—compelling evidence for the timeliness…

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Orange Tank 2021 Awards $42,000 to Student and Alumni Entrepreneurs

Orange Tank 2021 Awards $42,000 to Student and Alumni Entrepreneurs A true entrepreneurial spirit was in the air as the Whitman School held its seventh annual Orange Tank business pitch competition on Nov. 4, 2021. The event brought Whitman students…

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Arielle Newman: New Addition to EEE Faculty Focuses Research on Entrepreneurs Outside the Mainstream

Arielle Newman: New Addition to EEE Faculty Focuses Research on Entrepreneurs Outside the Mainstream Most entrepreneurs worldwide are far from the image of the prosperous young White male many Americans may have when they think of entrepreneurship. In fact, approximately…

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Whitman Announces Winners of 2021 Annual Panasci Business Competition

Whitman Announces Winners of 2021 Annual Panasci Business Competition An innovative and an entrepreneurial spirit abounded during the Panasci Business Plan Competition, a campus-wide student business plan competition hosted by the Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) at Syracuse…

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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 2020 Business Pitch Competition

$42,000 Awarded in Annual Orange Tank 2020 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…

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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…