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

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

By: Ryan George February 7, 2018
Andrew Bartholomew lecturing in a classroom

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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Failure and Other Life Lessons from Techstars CEO Jenny Lawton

December 12, 2017
Jenny Lawton

 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

By: Belinda Lei December 4, 2017
Facundo Garreton

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

By: Ryan George October 30, 2017
Camille Fournier

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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Demo Day 2017

July 24, 2017

For the past eleven years, Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI) has been granting summer fellowship opportunities to young entrepreneurs across Yale’s campus. This year was no different. On July 20, 2017, investors, faculty, family and friends gathered in Luce Hall to support the ten...

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Kitchen Table Wins Rising Star Pitch Slam at the Natural Products Expo East

November 11, 2016

Congratulations to Kitchen Table for winning the Rising Star honor at the 2016 Natural Products Business School Pitch-Slam competition at the Natural Products Expo East! Kitchen Table, founded by Nilofer Ahmed SOM’16 and Zoë Lloyd SOM’17 F&ES’17,  was founded to make it easier for...

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