Beyond The Horizon

It takes daring vision and fearless determination to build an exceptional company that breaks the boundaries of what is thought possible. At the third annual Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit, our speakers will share their experiences and inspire you to strive further. How far beyond the horizon will you go? 

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Confirmed Speakers

Hamdi Ulukaya

CEO Chobani

Hamdi Ulukaya founded Chobani in upstate New York in 2005 and launched Chobani Greek Yogurt in 2007. Five years later, Chobani became the No. 1–selling Greek Yogurt brand in the U.S. with more than a billion dollars in annual sales. Led by his passion to democratize better food for more people, Hamdi’s vision for Chobani has effectively transformed an entire food category.Hamdi is a member of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship. He was named the 2013 Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year and earned the Small Business Administration’s Entrepreneurial Success Award. Hamdi is a passionate philanthropist and has pledged to give 10% of profits to charity. He resides in New Berlin, N.Y., with his two German Shepherds.

Andrew Yang

CEO Venture for America

Andrew Yang was named one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business” for 2012 & 2013, and in 2011, he was named a Champion of Change by the White House. As the Founder and CEO of Venture for America, Andrew places top college graduates in start-ups for two years in emerging U.S. cities to generate job growth and train the next generation of entrepreneurs. He is a graduate of Columbia Law and Brown University and the author of Smart People Should Build Things: How to Restore Our Culture of Achievement, Build a Path for Entrepreneurs, and Create New Jobs in America.

Kegan Schouwenburg

CEO & Co-Founder SOLS Systems

Kegan Schouwenburg is a leading voice in 3D printing and mass customization, and obsessed with bringing nascent technology into the consumer sector. Schouwenburg’s background in industrial design and mass-manufacturing gives her a unique perspective on scalable systems and products, and fuels her desire to bring beauty and simplicity to new markets. Schouwenburg holds a bachelor’s in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute (2007)

Matt Blumberg

CEO Return Path

In 1999, Matt Blumberg founded Return Path, Inc. to help businesses build and retain better relationships with their customers and to help ISPs and other mailbox providers enhance network performance. Matt is currently Chairman and CEO of Right Path. Previously, he was General Manager of the Internet division of MovieFone, Inc. (777-FILM) until the company’s acquisition by AOL; he has also worked in venture capital and management consulting. Matt is the author of Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business, published by Wiley & Sons, and he is the Chairman of the Board of the Direct Marketing Association.

Mona Bijoor

CEO Joor

Mona Bijoor is the founder and CEO of JOOR, the leading global wholesale marketplace connecting brands and retailers. Prior to JOOR, Mona was responsible for helping to develop Chanel’s e-commerce strategy, and at Elie Tahari, she spearheaded the strategy to grow the company into a billion dollar brand. Her first-hand experiences with some of the biggest pain points in the fashion industry buying process led to the founding of JOOR, a technology solution to revolutionize the wholesale process. Mona is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Human Biology and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

David Berry

CEO Seres Health

David Berry is an inventor, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and CEO who has co-founded and helped build over 10 companies in life sciences and sustainability. David was elected a 2014 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and currently serves on the Leadership Council of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Previously, he was named as the Innovator of the Year by MIT Technology Review, and received the prestigious Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for invention and innovation. He received an MD from Harvard Medical School and a PhD from the MIT Biological Engineering Division.

Tom Ingersoll

CEO Skybox

Tom Ingersoll is President and CEO of Skybox Imaging, an emerging provider of data services based on timely high-resolution satellite imagery and video. Previously, he was the cofounder and CEO of Universal Space Network (USN), a leading provider of global ground station services to the satellite industry, where he led the company from start-up and venture financing to become the U.S. sector leader. Tom holds a BS in mechanical engineering and an MS in engineering management, both from Brigham Young University. In his spare time, Tom enjoys spending time with his family along with road and mountain biking.

Elizabeth Francis '00

CMO Gilt

Elizabeth Francis is the Chief Marketing Officer of Gilt, an online shopping website with over 6 million members who receive instant access to top designer labels, at up to 60% off retail. Elizabeth oversees the company's advertising, new customer generation and retention programs, creative, brand positioning, research and analytics. Before joining Gilt, she was CMO of Intelligent Beauty, as well as President of JustFabulous, an online fashion and accessories brand and an Intelligent Beauty venture. She holds a BA from Cornell University (ARTS ’00). You can find her on twitter or instagram @brinkleythedog. Gilt twitter handle is @gilt

Joanne Wilson

Aka Gotham Gal

For over ten years, Joanne Wilson has maintained her very popular blog, www.gothamgal.com, as a tribute to what’s happening in NYC and as a forum for Joanne’s many interests. She is currently an active angel investor with a portfolio of over 50 companies and numerous real estate investments. In addition, Joanne has been involved in various education projects and chairs Hot Bread Kitchen, a non-profit committed to increasing access to the culinary industry for woman and minority entrepreneurs. Joanne tells us her most successful venture is being married to her best friend Fred and raising their three kids- Jessica, Emily and Josh.

Schedule

9:00
Check-in & Breakfast
10:00
Opening Remarks
10:15
Andrew Yang
CEO Venture for America
10:45
Kegan Schouwenburg
CEO SOLS
11:15
Matt Blumberg
CEO Return Path
11:45
Mona Bijoor
CEO Joor
12:15
Networking Lunch
1:45
Dave Berry
CEO Seres
2:15
Tom Ingersoll
CEO Skybox
2:45
Elizabeth Francis '00
CMO Gilt
3:15
Networking Break
4:00
TBD
4:30
Joanne Wilson
(aka Gotham Gal)
5pm Keynote Speaker
Hamdi Ulukaya
Founder and CEO Chobani
5:30 Closing Remarks
Closing Remarks by Scott Belsky ‘02

VENUE

The Times Center New York

Located in the heart of New York's vibrant Times Square District and designed by Renzo Piano, the space houses a gorgeous state-of-the-art auditorium that creates an intimate setting for the Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit. The venue also features an airy lobby and downstairs hall for networking and refueling.

$395

All Day Pass for
November 7, 2014

Registration includes: Access to all speaker presentations, breakfast & lunch, summit reception, great networking, summit swag

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Lead Sponsors

ebay is focused on enabling the future of commerce. We deliver innovative commerce solutions for sellers of all sizes, from entrepreneurs and small businesses to well-known brand and retailers, while helping consumers shop anytime, anywhere. www.ebay.com

eCornell's online MBA-level courses combine Ivy League content with real-world projects and expert feedback to drive actionable results for individuals and organizations. Offering courses on more than 200 topics, eCornell equips leaders and managers with the skills needed to drive top-line growth and deliver bottom-line results. www.ecornell.com

Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services. We believe that innovation and entrepreneurial spirit are the only real answers to providing long-term sustainable growth. That is why an important focus of our work to build a better working world is supporting entrepreneurs — both large and small — in meaningful ways. www.ey.com

Hamershlag Sulzberger Borg provides merger and acquisition, debt and equity financing, restructuring, strategic partnering and other financial advisory services to both publicly held and privately owned and family controlled businesses, and to private equity funds, hedge funds and other principal investors. www.hamershlag.com

Red Antler is a branding consultancy with offices in Brooklyn and San Francisco. Working with clients such as One Kings Lane, Rent the Runway, Sailthru and Vevo, Red Antler partners with new businesses on strategic positioning, naming, brand identity design, user experience, web design, and marketing. www.redantler.com

Student Agencies Foundation (SAF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing extraordinary opportunities for Cornell students to gain practical skills through experiential learning in business and entrepreneurship. SAF owns Student Agencies, Inc., founded in 1894, it is the oldest student-run company in the U.S. SAF founded the eLab, Cornell’s accelerator for top entrepreneurs. SAF also supports the POPSHOP and E@C.

WilmerHale consistently ranks among the top law firms for life sciences. We provide technology entrepreneurs with legal representation on a comprehensive range of issues critical to the growth of emerging companies including: strategic intellectual property protection, the intersection of regulation and business, venture capital financing, IPOs and beyond. www.wilmerhale.com

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is nationally recognized as a leader in the fields of corporate governance and finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities litigation, employment law, intellectual property, and antitrust, among many other areas of law. www.wsgr.com

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