Get ready for Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Week at Whitman

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The Syracuse University Martin J. Whitman School of Management is pleased to host the following virtual events as part of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Week, October 19 through October 23.  Registration is required. Full details are provided below.

October 19, EEE Week Kick-Off Speaker:  Todd Harrison ’91, Chief Investment Officer, CB1 Capital Management, LLC., will kick off Whitman’s virtual Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Week on Monday, October 19, from 5-6 p.m. EDT with a discussion on his career path from finance to Emmy Award-winning media to cannabis investing.  Register Now

October 20, Major Tracts Alumni Entrepreneurs Panel: Please join Whitman alumni entrepreneurs on Tuesday, October 20, 6-7 p.m. EDT for a panel discussion on career opportunities within the four tracts of Whitman’s Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises major: Social Entrepreneurship, New Venture, Family Business and Corporate Entrepreneurship. Jessica Santana, CEO of America On Tech; Scott Friedberg, CEO of Guilded Social; Jonathan Holtz, Chairman of Winholt Equipment Group; and Jeff Lipkin, CFO of Harry’s, will share their insights and experiences. Register Now

October 21, Entrepreneurship in Time of Crisis: Scholars from Whitman’s Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES) will participate in a faculty forum on Wednesday, October 21, at 1 p.m. EDT to discuss the impact of crises on entrepreneurship. Maria Minniti, IES Director and Bantle Chair in Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, will be joined by Professors Roger Koppl and David Lucas and Postdoctoral Fellow Zach Rodriguez to discuss the economic outlook for entrepreneurial businesses during the pandemic, the specific challenges and opportunities faced by entrepreneurs, and the value of flexible and adaptive small business policies. They will also explore the invaluable impact that social entrepreneurs make on the wellbeing of society in the time of need. Register Now

October 22, Orange Tank Business Pitch Competition: Whitman’s sixth annual alumni and student business pitch competition is set for Thursday, October 22, at 6 p.m. EDT.  You canbe a part of the viewing audience for this year’s virtual competition during which Whitman alumni and student entrepreneurs will vie for $40,000 in cash prizes. Thanks to the generosity of Whitman Advisory Council member and lifetime SU Trustee John Couri ’63 (A&S), the competition’s top finisher will win a $25,000 grand prize. The ventures who place first, second and third in both the student and alumni categories will also be awarded cash prizes.  Register Now.

Following registration for each event, you will receive a confirmation email with detailed information to join the event. Should you have questions, please contact Liz Holloway, Alumni Engagement Coordinator, at