EII - Cornell Startups

Startup Snapshot: A Word About Sponsors

Val Tsanev, MBA ’13: SponsorShipped by Dick Anderson Corporate sponsorship is big business, and it’s getting bigger. According to IEG Sponsorship Report projections, sponsorship spending will reach $23.2 billion this […]

Startup Snapshot: Lean and Green

Michael J. Fallquist, MBA ’04: Viridian Energy, Crius Energy by Dick Anderson In 2009, Michael Fallquist founded Viridian Energy in Stamford, Conn., with the vision of creating “the first friends-and-family-focused […]

Startup Snapshot: Red, White, and Views

Christian M. Miller, MBA ’85: Full Glass Research, WineOpinions.com by Dick Anderson Christian Miller has the heart of a sommelier and the soul of an entrepreneur. After a couple years […]

Startup Snapshot: Service First, Career Second

Matt Ronen, MBA ’11: ServiceCorps by Dick Anderson As a senior at Colorado College in 2004, Matt Ronen felt compelled to pursue a service year before settling down professionally. He […]

Startup Snapshots: Pure Energy

Cameron Brooks, MBA ’03: E9 Energy Insight and Tolerable Planet Enterprises by Dick Anderson Cameron Brooks was smitten with the outdoors as a teenager, spending countless hours exploring California’s Sierra […]

Startup Snapshots: Biotech from research to market

Alice Leung, MBA ’86, Sapientiae by Dick Anderson Alice Leung didn’t develop her new business by today’s rules. Sapientiae, a biotech management consulting firm, has no website, no app, and […]

Startup Snapshots: An app for construction management

Javed Singha, MBA ’09, Fieldwire by Dick Anderson For all the construction design tools that look like something out of “The Jetsons,” the building process itself still resembles “The Flintstones.” […]

5 Reasons Startups Fail

Understanding your customers can’t be delegated by Tom Schryver ’93, MBA ’02 A few years ago, I invested in a promising startup run by an energetic, young entrepreneur — let’s […]

Startup Snapshots: Glamping luxury

Robert Frisch, MBA ’13, Firelight Camps by Dick Anderson If your ideal camping companion is Gwyneth Paltrow — not Bear Grylls — then Firelight Camps may be your ecotourism destination. […]

Startup Snapshots: Fun and games at doggy daycare

Kimberly Jones Gilliam ’98 (CALS), MBA ’02, Frolick Dogs by Dick Anderson When the couple met in 2006, Kimberly Jones was director of membership and sales operations with the U.S. […]