Entrepreneurship

Next Event: TBA 11/15/2018  1:00 pm EST 11/13/2018  1:00 pm EST

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.

A clearly defined scope, a reasonable schedule, and an ample budget are great for “typical” hospitality development projects. But what is typical? More often than not, project managers will have to contend with crazy owners, uncompromising municipalities, and changing construction climates. In this live discussion, you’ll be given the tools you need to navigate and deliver a project under these and other unexpected conditions.

In this one-hour online event with veteran project manager Brad Wellstead, you will:

  • Understand how the culture of a project will guide your schedule, budget, and decisions.
  • Learn how much wiggle room you’ll need to gracefully lead your project to a successful opening.
  • Develop a strategy for dealing with unexpected challenges.
  • Discuss the proper amount of time and funding to apply to your projects.

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.

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

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.

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.
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