Entrepreneurship

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Nolan School BusinessFeed

Where Are They Now? Chris Kirby ’14

Chris Kirby ’14 is the creator of Ithaca Hummus and participant in the Pillsbury Business Plan Competition

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Nolan School BusinessFeed

Contestants Cash In on a Case for Cannabis

Hospitality Pitch Deck Competition showcases marketable business ideas, polished presentations, expert feedback, and $5,000 in seed funding.

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Johnson BusinessFeed

Finding the Next Big Thing in Brazil

The Social Impact Internship Fund enabled Pedro Tucci, MBA ’23, to identify diverse entrepreneurs in Brazil for Antler, a venture capital fund.

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Dyson BusinessFeed

Driving Social Impact, One Bag at a Time

Dyson graduate Stephanie Evans ’10, Pamoja founder and senior digital product manager at Tapestry, is blazing a trail in the fashion industry.

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Johnson BusinessFeed

Johnson Summer Startup Accelerator Takes NYC

The 2022 Johnson MBA student entrepreneur cohort’s NYC Trek included workshops and discussions with investors, founders, and entrepreneurs.

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Dyson BusinessFeed

Ilya Brotzky ’10 Connects Ukrainians to Tech Jobs

Ilya Brotzky ’10, cofounder and CEO of tech recruitment company VanHack, launched a campaign to relocate and employ Ukrainian software developers.

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Johnson BusinessFeed

Johnson Summer Startup Accelerator Encourages Innovation

Meet the newest cohort of the innovative students participating in the Johnson Summer Startup Accelerator, a program focused on business development.

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Johnson BusinessFeed

Fueling Women to Run the World

Classmates Stephanie Schrauth and Linda Alvarez, both MBA ’21, cofounded Levelle, a startup developing sports nutrition products designed for women.

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Johnson BusinessFeed

Hopscotch Connects Behavioral Health Clinicians to Pediatric Patients

Learning about the mental health crisis among U.S. youth inspired Marla Leana Beyer, MBA/MHA ’20, to launch a startup aimed at addressing it.