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Failure and Other Life Lessons from Techstars CEO Jenny Lawton

December 12, 2017

 by Veena McCoole Techstars Chief Operating Officer Jenny Lawton recently spoke at a Yale Women Innovators event where she discussed her career trajectory, emphasizing the importance of failure. She spoke, too, of the worldwide startup community Techstars which offers a variety of...

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Q&A: Facundo Garreton, Argentine Congress Member & Serial Entrepreneur

December 4, 2017

Facundo Garreton has always known one thing – success comes from believing in your dreams. This belief led him to where he is today: a Yale World Greenberg World Fellow, a member of the Argentine Congress, a founder of Latin America’s largest online brokerage, and the director of a social...

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Camille Fournier, Managing Director at Two Sigma and Author of The Manager’s Path, Visits Yale SOM to Talk Tech Management

October 30, 2017

On September 19, Camille Fournier visited Yale SOM to talk about her recent book, The Manager’s Path. Camille is a Managing Director at Two Sigma, a quantitative hedge fund in New York City. Her book, released earlier this year, recounts her journey to become CTO at Rent the Runway, an online fashion startup.

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Q&A: Tracy Gardner, Former President of J.Crew

February 19, 2018

Tracy Gardner, former president of J. Crew, can command a room instantly. Last Fall, Tracy made a trek to New Haven from New York, where she is currently a Visiting Professor in Fashion and Fashion Business at NYU, to share her experience in overcoming obstacles and leading a $2.4 billion...

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Blockchain 101

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February 19, 2018

Chances are, you’ve heard of Bitcoin, Ethereum, or cryptocurrency in recent months. The market capitalization and price of these assets has sky-rocketed and the resulting media frenzy has perked the interest of the general public. But what exactly is a Bitcoin or Ethereum or...

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Reflections on SaaS & Careers in Tech from Andrew Bartholomew, Yale College ’09, Strategic Vice President at SquareSpace

February 7, 2018

After Andrew Bartholomew’s visit to Yale SOM, we got a chance to ask a few questions. Andrew’s work at Squarespace gives him a great perspective on the SaaS (Software as a Service) business model, and his success illuminates the importance of “integrative thinking.” In addition, we got...

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