Lectures & Interview Videos
Lecture and Interviews Videos

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.

New Horizons Lecture Series
“So you want to be an entrepreneur?”
Session I Being an Entrepreneur Watch Video Watch Video
Session II Raising Funds Watch Video Watch Video
Session III Managing for Growth Watch Video Watch Video
New Horizons Speaker Series
Session I E*ntrepreneurship & Design : Brendan Boyle, IDEO Watch Video 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 Watch Video
Session III Social E*ntrepreneurship: George Roter, Co-CEO, Engineers Without Borders. Watch Video Watch Video
Session IV Selling Technology: Don McMurtry ’86, former VP Sales, Research In Motion/Blackberry. Watch Video Watch Video
Session V Social Entrepreneurship: Millard Fuller, Founder of Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center for Housing. Watch Video Watch Video
Session VI Venture  Start-up  & Dev: Ralph Taylor-Smith, Partner, Battelle Ventures, Kauffman Fellow. Watch Video Watch Video
Session VII Entrepreneurship and Global Collaboration: Eitan Yudilevich‚ Exec.Dir. Bird Foundation‚ Israel. Watch Video Watch Video
Session VIII An insider’s look: Lou Doctor ’79‚ Managing Director‚ Arbor Advisors. Watch Video 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 Watch Video
Session X Trash Talking: Making Eco-Capitalism Work: Tom Szaky, Co-Founder and CEO, TerraCycle. Watch Video 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 Watch Video
Session XII 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
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Session XIII Entrepreneur of the Year Address, Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensselaer. Watch Video Watch Video
Session XIV Entrepreneur of the Year Celebration, Full Program. Watch Video Watch Video
Session XV Merging Yesterday and Today: A Success Story in Technology, Speed and Convenience.
John Delbridge ’91, COO, Mimeo.com, Inc.
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Session XVI A Panel Discussion on Managing Your New Ideas & Intellectual Property Watch Video 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 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 Watch Video
Session XIX Global Social Entrepreneurship & International Development - What it really takes. George Roter, Co-founder and CEO, Engineers Without Borders Watch Video Watch Video
Session XX New Horizons Speaker Series, October 2011.
You were born to be an entrepreneur.
Bob Bedard '75, CEO, deFacto Global, Inc.
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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 Watch Video
Session XXII New Horizons Speaker Series, February 2012
Alumni-preneurship Panel
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.
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Session XXIII 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year Celebration
Harry Ruda ’68, ’69
President & CEO,
Wing Power Energy
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E*ntrepreneur’s Studio – Interviews
In-depth interviews by Rob Chernow, Vice Provost for E*ntrepreneurship
I   Dinah Adkins, CEO, National Business Incubator Association Watch Video Watch Video
II   George Roter, Co-CEO, Engineers Without Borders Watch Video Watch Video
III   Don McMurtry '86, former VP Sales, Research In Motion/BlackberryWatch Video Watch Video
IV   Millard Fuller, Founder of Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center for Housing Watch Video Watch Video
V   Judd Rattner '07, CEO, Intellidemia Watch Video Watch Video
VI   Ralph Taylor-Smith, Partner, Battelle Ventures, Kauffman Fellow Watch Video Watch Video
VII   Bruce Webster ’67‚ President & Co-Founder‚ Concordia Resources. Watch Video Watch Video
VIII   An insider’s look: Lou Doctor ’79‚ Managing Director‚ Arbor Advisors Watch Video Watch Video
IX   John Russo '78, Founder GlobalSoft and GeoNet Communications, Serial Entrepreneur & Private Equity Investor Watch Video Watch Video
X   John McDonnell Jr. ’61, Data transaction pioneer, Chairman and CEO, Phoenix Managed Networks Watch Video Watch Video
XI   Jeff Stewart ’91, Serial entrepreneur, Founder and Managing Director, Geometric Group LLC and Urgent Ventures LLC Watch Video Watch Video
XII   Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO, Acumen Fund, 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year Watch Video Watch Video
XIII   George Roter, Co-CEO, Engineers Without Borders - II Watch Video Watch Video
XIV   Rob and Bob Bedard Interview Watch Video Watch Video
XV   Sean O’Sullivan, co–founder and managing director of Avego Corporation, co–founder, MapInfo, 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year. Watch Video Watch Video
XVI   Harry Ruda ’68, high-tech serial entrepreneur, President and CEO, Wing Power Energy. Watch Video Watch Video
XVII   John Crossin ’73, serial entrepreneur, CEO & President, 10Blade, Inc., with Lauri Pichnarcik. Watch Video Watch Video