Entrepreneurship Blog

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
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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Addressing Innovation, Safety, and Menstrual Justice at Yale’s First PeriodCon

January 23, 2018
Feminine Hygiene Products

There’s a new conversation happening on Yale’s campus on February 9 around the business of menstruation. Called PeriodCon, the student-organized event is designed to open communication about access to menstrual products, reveal opportunities for product disruption and reduce the...

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Saphlux Founder Chen Chen ’16 Takes Home Top Prize in Fortune China Innovation Award Competition

December 14, 2017
Saphlux co-founder Chen Chen ’16 at the Fortune China Innovation Award Competition at the Fortune Global Forum

Saphlux co-founder Chen Chen ’16 recently took home the top prize in the Fortune China Innovation Award Competition at the Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou, China. Saphlux produces innovative semi-polar emitter materials that enable next generation, high-efficiency, high-power, low-cost...

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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

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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