Entrepreneurship Blog in October 2013

Tuckies Go West: The Inaugural Silicon Valley Boot Camp

Giuliana Vetrano, T’16, grew up outside Philadelphia before heading to Boston for college. (As a lifetime East Coaster, she especially enjoyed the Silicon Valley Boot Camp.) She studied history and French as an undergrad at Harvard, and immediately after graduation taught those same two subjects in Connecticut prep schools....

Club Spotlight: Entrepreneurship Club

This post was written by Ewa Kisilewicz, T'15. For the past two months, I’ve enjoyed a memorable and entrepreneurial summer internship while also fulfilling goals I set when starting at Tuck. But, before getting into those details, I want to share the goal and mandate of the Entrepreneurship Club, which introduced me to some great folks who supported me as I sought an “off-the-beaten-path” summer. In a nutshell, the E-Ship Club helps Tuckies build the skills needed to start a business, whether today or in the future.  We create a supportive...

Isabella’s view: DV14

This post was written by Isabella Liu, T'15, Entrepreneurship Init​iative Fellow Bringing students, faculty, staff, and alumni together, the annual Dartmouth Ventures Conference gives attendees the opportunity to learn more about innovation and entrepreneurship, while offering entrepreneurs a forum to meet investors, pitch their companies, and showcase their products. With a focus on decision making, this year’s conference offered talks along three tracks – Financing, Trends, and Art or Science. The day-long conference ended with the final round of the DV...

Alex’s view: DV14

This post was written by Alex Russell, T'15, Entrepreneurship Initiative Fellow This spring brought about the annual Dartmouth Ventures conference – a marquee entrepreneurship event at Tuck.  This year, nearly 500 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, alumni and students descended upon Hanover to discuss all things entrepreneurship.  This year’s theme focused on one of the most important attributes of an entrepreneur – decision making.  As an entrepreneur, every decision is made with incomplete information, and every decision could make or...

In the news: Kigo Kitchen and Nifti

"Do you want to be an entrepreneur? Dartmouth Tuck has a raft of support for entrepreneurial MBAs. These two Tuck alumni startups will inspire you to create your own venture now!". The BusinessBecause article mentions Tuck startups Nifti and Kigo Kitchen, see it here.

Tuck Summer Venture Award: Introducing FreshAir

As recipients of the Summer Venture Award, Jack O’Toole (T'14), Joe BelBruno and Kwame Ohene-Adu will spend the summer developing and executing a concept for a start-up in the Barris Incubator space. Sneak peek from the team: FreshAir has developed a novel sensor technology (Patent Pending) that detects nicotine and marijuana. When smoking is detected data is then sent over Wi-Fi to the FreshAir platform. The system immediately notifies clients that smoking is taking place in a prohibited area and then generates a chart of the nicotine or marijuana...

Tuck Summer Venture Award goes to team Glory Days!

As recipients of the Summer Venture Award, Eben Pingree (T'13), Keyen Farrell (T'13) and John Ramey (UCLA Anderson) will spend the summer developing and executing a concept for a start-up in the Barris Incubator space, alongside other teams from around campus. Sneak peak from the team: As time passes, friends grow apart, reunions become less frequent, and memories fade. But few things make people happier than recalling classic stories from younger days with great friends, and our goal is to help revive fading memories and leverage them...

Brent’s View: Back to My Entrepreneurial Roots

Growing up in a house of entrepreneurs where both parents literally worked out of our garage at some point, I was exposed at an early age to the incredible ride that is a start-up: the hard work, the sweat equity, the true grit it takes to start something on your own. Paradoxically, that actually looked appealing to me, so after a few years of consulting I ventured out and co-founded two companies of my own. But despite all my forays into entrepreneurship, nothing quite compares to what I felt and experienced during New Orleans Entrepreneurship Week (NOEW) at Idea...

Divya’s View: Getting Bit by the Entrepreneurial Bug

This post was written by Divya Mani, T'12: Full disclosure: I do NOT self-identify as an entrepreneurial person.  Before Tuck, I spent five years as a strategy consultant for large for-profit and non-profit organizations; after Tuck, I’m headed to Procter and Gamble, where I’ll be working on one of the biggest brands in the world (Gillette).  Though I saw New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) as a way to get outside of my “established organization” comfort zone, I was more motivated by the opportunity to do something good in New Orleans. ...

Dan’s View: NOLA post-post-Katrina

This post was written by Dan Ettinger, T'13, one of the student leaders of the Tuck team: When I visited New Orleans two years after Katrina, the storm came up in every conversation. The implicit message was that the city was significantly worse off. Six years later, that's no longer the case. Thanks to organizations like the Idea Village and government and business leaders that believe in them, it's clear that New Orleans is now stronger than ever. As a whole, New Orleans Entrepreneur Week was an incredible learning experience for the MBA students involved in...

Tuck Meets the Bayou: New Orleans E-ship Week

A team of eight first- and second-year Tuck students just returned to Hanover from New Orleans.  We particpated in IDEAcorps, a MBA spring break program that was sponsored by the Idea Village (an entrepreneur incubator) and folded into New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (a week-long celebration of entrepreneurship and its role in New Orleans' recovery).  The week was a one-of-a-kind experience, and is something any of us would highly recommend for next year's spring break.  Big shout outs to Dan Ettinger and Parul Shah for organizing the team and leading...