Sherrie Negrea

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Nolan BusinessFeed

Hotelie’s Brown Butter Startup Wins Hospitality Business Plan Competition

Jonah Gershon ’24 won the $50,000 first-place prize for spekld, his startup to produce brown butter, at the Hospitality Business Plan Competition.

Headshots of Marques E. Zak, Ann Chow, and Barry E. Ridings.
Johnson BusinessFeed

Johnson School Announces 2024 Alumni Award Winners

Ann Chow, Barry E. Ridings, and Marques E. Zak will receive awards from the
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at the Big Red Bash.

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Dyson BusinessFeed

Team Pickleball Mania Wins Pitch Competition

Top honors went to the students working with the alumna-owned Pickleball Mania, offering space in the Ithaca Mall to play the fastest growing racket sport in America.

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Johnson BusinessFeed

Nichele Nivens, MBA/MS ’24, Plans Startup to Help Expectant Moms

Nichele Nivens, MD, is developing a startup, Mom Majesty, that will help more women experience the support a doula can offer.

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Johnson BusinessFeed

Trishala Dessai’s Gig-Up Addresses Consumers’ and Gig Workers’ Needs

Gig-Up, an AI-enabled startup developed by Trishala Dessai ’17, MBA ’23, will save consumers time and effort by offering multiple services in one app.

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Johnson BusinessFeed

Exchange Student at Dyson Leads Winning Team in EMI Corning Case Competition

CEMS MIM exchange student Gergely Keményfi enlisted classmates at Corvinus University in Hungary to create the case competition’s winning proposal.

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Nolan BusinessFeed

Hospitality Hackathon Generates Ideas to Improve the Guest Experience

Leveraging real-life data from Hilton, the 63 student participants were asked to develop an “exceptional experience for the hotel guest of the future.”

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Dyson BusinessFeed

Maxine Bédat Lays Bare the Fashion Industry’s Impacts and How We Can Change It

Author and Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Maxine Bédat traced the life cycle of a pair of jeans to help illustrate the fashion industry’s impact.

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Nolan BusinessFeed

Justin Wai ’06 Donates Gift to Create Dean’s Discretionary Fund

Nolan School graduate Justin Wai ’06 has made a $1 million gift to the dean’s discretionary fund at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.