Entrepreneurship

Next Event:  TBA 10/25/2018  1:00 pm EDT 10/12/2018  1:00 pm EDT 09/19/2018  1:00 pm EDT

The Entrepreneurship Channel brings together Cornell University faculty, leading entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financiers to help you turn your brilliant idea into a successful start-up business.

In these one-hour interactive sessions you’ll learn how to:

  • Present and validate your startup business idea.
  • Manage the financial, legal and ethical aspects of your venture.
  • Introduce entrepreneurial principles and best practices to your business, whether it be a tiny startup, a global enterprise, a non-profit, even a government agency.
  • Assess the competition and optimize your product or service for market success.

Webinar Information

The Entrepreneurship WebSeries offers monthly webinars with esteemed Cornell University faculty. New webinars are being scheduled often in order to bring you the latest in industry news, trends, and best practices.

From the #MeToo movement to ongoing battles over the rights of rideshare drivers and other gig economy workers, workplace conflicts and how to resolve them are major issues facing today’s organizations. For most companies, the ideal place to handle sexual harassment claims and other conflict areas is in the workplace itself through mandatory arbitration procedures that keep disputes out of the courts and out of the public eye.

In this lively one-hour online event with Susan Brecher and Katrina Nobles from Cornell University’s Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, you will:

Discuss current issues in workplace conflict and how organizations are responding to them.
Explore the arguments for and against mandatory arbitration procedures.

Understand the importance of having an HR department that is prepared to deal with sexual harassment and other challenges.
Learn why allowing workplace conflicts to spill over to the court system can be seen as a cultural failure within an organization.

Analytics is quickly becoming as important to business success as reading and math. As the volume of available information grows, so does the need for today’s leaders to develop basic analytic and data science skills to make sense of it.

The ability to manage, understand and make decisions using data is now a highly-sought competency as businesses of all sizes have come to expect a strong grasp of analytic and data science skills from their leaders.

In this one-hour online event with Donna Haeger, a professor of economics and management at Cornell University, you will:

  • Learn how to turn analytic results into reliable decisions.
  • Understand how data-supported decisions increase your company’s competitive advantage and bottom line.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of descriptive analysis in order to leverage prescriptive and predictive modeling.

Every #MeToo has a story and a lifetime of cost borne by the victim. Recognizing the different costs – health, education, interpersonal, and career – that have been described by researchers over the last several decades is the next step to shift the burden from the victim to the person who caused the injury.

Karns will discuss the research evidence of the costs through a case study and discuss the ways to hold perpetrators responsible for the injuries they caused.

Your Entrepreneurship subscription will include access to these recordings of past webinars.

As an entrepreneur, you’ve invested months—maybe years—shaping your company’s brand. But what are people saying about you when you’re not in the room? Don’t leave it to chance. Take control of your story, and your company’s success: Join this live discussion about how to build a personal brand that is a valuable asset to your business and its goals.

In this one-hour online event with Kathryn Lancioni, veteran public relations and communications expert, you will:

  • Realize the possibilities and opportunities for personifying your brand.
  • Learn how to consciously choose, define, and refine your personal brand.
  • Explore the array of online and offline tools that can become your platforms of influence.
  • Learn the importance of the branding mix in developing, launching, and curating your brand.

Research—and business results—show that women and men are equally capable leaders, yet the culture in which they operate often obscures this fact and limits women’s potential. Join this live panel discussion with faculty experts from Cornell’s SC Johnson College of Business to learn how to recognize these cultural pitfalls, cultivate gender-balanced leadership skills, and become a more powerful leadership partner.

In this one-hour event, you’ll learn how to:

—Recognize organizational power dynamics and gender bias, including the “double bind,”
—Build supportive coalitions with colleagues,
—Advocate for and communicate your strengths, and
—Build a powerful executive presence.

This event is ideal for both aspiring and experienced leaders, as well as anyone interested in understanding gender issues in the workplace.

Some call it customer discovery, some call it market validation. By any name, thorough market research is a crucial component to any company’s success.

In this interactive online discussion, Cornell lecturer and entrepreneur Neil Tarallo will provide insight into a process for market research that will take you through the startup phase and beyond into sustainable growth and scalability.

By joining the discussion, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the presentation and learn how to apply these time-tested research techniques to your specific business case.

The Entrepreneurship WebSeries features the following esteemed Cornell University faculty.

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