Entrepreneurship

Look past the Gimmicks and Exercise Resource Parsimony, Strategy Experts Warns Startups

Media Mentions | June 16, 2016 | Dynamic Business

Professor Rita McGrath provides six tips – forget foosball teams, exercise resource parsimony, find your niche, know your customers, budget for change, and access to assets – for small businesses to not only survive but also thrive in a turbulent business environment.

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Trump University Went Wrong When Its Boss Lunged for Bigger Profits

Media Mentions | June 06, 2016 | Yahoo! Finance

Trump University’s shift in focus from entrepreneurship to real-estate investing led to lawsuits and consumer complaints and Professor Donald Sexton who developed small-business management courses for TU says that if the allegations are true they corrupted what was designed to assist struggling small business owners.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Real Estate | Read Article

Will More Start-Ups Follow Uber in Taking Cash from Sovereign Wealth Funds?

Media Mentions | June 02, 2016 | The Los Angeles Times

Professor Evan Rawley says large private tech companies consider financing by sovereign wealth funds because they look for investors with very deep pockets and may run out of private investors that can invest substantially.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Entrepreneurship | Read Article

15 Top Takeaways from the Centennial Symposium

School News | May 18, 2016

A look at the biggest ideas from Columbia Business School’s 100th-anniversary event.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Centennial, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Leadership, Media and Technology, Organizations, Social Enterprise, Strategy, World Business | Read Article

This NYC Startup Addresses the Most Basic Aspect of This and You’re Probably Doing It Wrong

Media Mentions | May 12, 2016 | AlleyWatch

Pau Sabria ‘10, co-founder of Olapic, a visual marketing platform that allows access to media content as well as feedback on how well organizations are targeting, is featured in a Q&A.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Media and Technology | Read Article

New York City Casts a Net to Catch the next Big Start-Up

Media Mentions | May 01, 2016 | The New York Times

Professor Steve Blank says New York allows tech startups to benefit from the city’s existing industries, such as advertising, media and finance.

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Millennial Entrepreneurs Driven by Purpose as Much as Profits

Media Mentions | April 28, 2016 | CNBC

Instructor/Mentor Maneesh Sagar and Derek Lee, entrepreneur-in-residence discuss the approach and interest of millennials to entrepreneurship noting their desire to make an impact in addition to money.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprise | Read Article

Columbia Business School Entrepreneurs Shine at NY TechDay

School News | April 27, 2016

“It helps to be around this kind of energy,” said Shashi Srikantan ’13.

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Building a Better Breast Pump, Not a Milking Machine

Media Mentions | April 24, 2016 | The New York Times

Vincent Ponzo, director of the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center, says successful crowd funders are able to show that a product resonates with the market either through money raised or the number of people engaged thus providing leverage/proof of concept to woo financiers.

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Olapic Chief: Success Stories Like Buddy Media's Light the Way in N.Y.C.

Media Mentions | April 21, 2016 | New York Business Journal

Pau Sabria ‘10, co-founder of Olapic, an e-commerce service that aggregates images submitted by users via social media, is profiled.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Media and Technology | Read Article