Entrepreneurs apply initiative, creativity and innovation to transform ideas and navigate new horizons ahead of others. In a variety of informative and entertaining formats - lectures, panels and the E*ntrepreneur’s Studio -- our New Horizons.
E*ntrepreneurship Speaker Series guests also take us to new horizons by sharing their practical experiences, wisdom and perspectives in social, scientific, design, diversity, corporate, social networking, environmental and global entrepreneurship.
|“So you want to be an entrepreneur?”|
|Session I||–||Being an Entrepreneur||Watch Video|
|Session II||–||Raising Funds||Watch Video|
|Session III||–||Managing for Growth|| Watch Video|
|Session I||–||E*ntrepreneurship & Design : Brendan Boyle, IDEO||Watch Video|
|Session II||–||Incubator Insights : Dinah Adkins, CEO, National Business Incubator Association; Michael Tentnowski, Director, Rensselaer Incub ator; Nataliya Lyzikova, Ukranian Design Office, Incubator Member.||Watch Video|
|Session III||–||Social E*ntrepreneurship: George Roter, Co-CEO, Engineers Without Borders.||Watch Video|
|Session IV||–||Selling Technology: Don McMurtry ’86, former VP Sales, Research In Motion/Blackberry.||Watch Video|
|Session V||–||Social Entrepreneurship: Millard Fuller, Founder of Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center for Housing.||Watch Video|
|Session VI||–||Venture Start-up & Dev: Ralph Taylor-Smith, Partner, Battelle Ventures, Kauffman Fellow.||Watch Video|
|Session VII||–||Entrepreneurship and Global Collaboration: Eitan Yudilevich‚ Exec.Dir. Bird Foundation‚ Israel.||Watch Video|
|Session VIII||–||An insider’s look: Lou Doctor ’79‚ Managing Director‚ Arbor Advisors.||Watch Video|
|Session IX||–||Big Company or Start-Up Panel Discussion: Jack Schickler '65, President, FleetCross Holdings; Mark Anderson '79, Project Engineer, The Design Lab; Barry Stein, Business Development Manager, The Design Lab.||Watch Video|
|Session X||–||Trash Talking: Making Eco-Capitalism Work: Tom Szaky, Co-Founder and CEO, TerraCycle.||Watch Video|
|Session XI||–||Social Networking Discussion Panel: John Russo ’78‚ Founder GlobalSoft and GeoNet Communications‚ Serial Entrepreneur & Private Equity Investor; Lei Chi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The Lally School; Eric Kutner, Business Development Expert and Networking Executive.||Watch Video|
Scholarpreneurship: The Student Experience from Classroom to Start-Up.
Eben Bayer '07, CEO, Ecovative Design
Sarah DiNovo '08, CEO, SmartBadge
Brian Zaik '09, Principal, MineWerks
|Session XIII||–||Entrepreneur of the Year Address, Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensselaer.||Watch Video|
|Session XIV||–||Entrepreneur of the Year Celebration, Full Program.||Watch Video|
|Session XV||–||Merging Yesterday and Today: A Success Story in Technology, Speed and Convenience.
John Delbridge ’91, COO, Mimeo.com, Inc.
|Session XVI||–||A Panel Discussion on Managing Your New Ideas & Intellectual Property||Watch Video|
|Session XVII||–||Women: The New Force in Entrepreneurship, Dr. Andrea Smith-Hunter, Associate Professor of Marketing and Management, Hickey Chair, Siena College.||Watch Video|
|Session XVIII||–||Sushi-Preneurship. What can tech learn from sushi? Bun Lai, Chef/Innovator/Explorer, Miya’s Sushi, New Haven, CT||Watch Video|
|Session XIX||–||Global Social Entrepreneurship & International Development - What it really takes. George Roter, Co-founder and CEO, Engineers Without Borders||Watch Video|
|Session XX||–||New Horizons Speaker Series, October 2011.
You were born to be an entrepreneur.
Bob Bedard '75, CEO, deFacto Global, Inc.
|Session XXI||–||Discovering the Tipping Point for the Spread of Ideas. Sameet Sreenivasan, Ph.D., Research Associate, Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center.||Watch Video|
|Session XXII||–||New Horizons Speaker Series, February 2012
Bob Bedard '75, Co-Founder, President and CEO, deFacto Global, Inc.
Paul Cosgrave '72, Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government; CEO, Strategies4Success.
William Pomeroy '66, Founder and CEO, CXtec and TERACAI, 2008 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year.
|Session XXIII||–|| 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year Celebration
Harry Ruda ’68, ’69
President & CEO,
Wing Power Energy
|In-depth interviews by Rob Chernow, Vice Provost for E*ntrepreneurship|
|I||Dinah Adkins, CEO, National Business Incubator Association||Watch Video|
|II||George Roter, Co-CEO, Engineers Without Borders||Watch Video|
|III||Don McMurtry '86, former VP Sales, Research In Motion/Blackberry||Watch Video|
|IV||Millard Fuller, Founder of Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center for Housing||Watch Video|
|V||Judd Rattner '07, CEO, Intellidemia||Watch Video|
|VI||Ralph Taylor-Smith, Partner, Battelle Ventures, Kauffman Fellow||Watch Video|
|VII||Bruce Webster ’67‚ President & Co-Founder‚ Concordia Resources.||Watch Video|
|VIII||An insider’s look: Lou Doctor ’79‚ Managing Director‚ Arbor Advisors||Watch Video|
|IX||John Russo '78, Founder GlobalSoft and GeoNet Communications, Serial Entrepreneur & Private Equity Investor||Watch Video|
|X||John McDonnell Jr. ’61, Data transaction pioneer, Chairman and CEO, Phoenix Managed Networks||Watch Video|
|XI||Jeff Stewart ’91, Serial entrepreneur, Founder and Managing Director, Geometric Group LLC and Urgent Ventures LLC||Watch Video|
|XII||Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO, Acumen Fund, 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year||Watch Video|
|XIII||George Roter, Co-CEO, Engineers Without Borders - II||Watch Video|
|XIV||Rob and Bob Bedard Interview||Watch Video|
|XV||Sean O’Sullivan, co–founder and managing director of Avego Corporation, co–founder, MapInfo, 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year.||Watch Video|
|XVI||Harry Ruda ’68, high-tech serial entrepreneur, President and CEO, Wing Power Energy.||Watch Video|
|XVII||John Crossin ’73, serial entrepreneur, CEO & President, 10Blade, Inc., with Lauri Pichnarcik.||Watch Video|