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Entrepreneurs Stories

Entrepreneur Expo Includes Two Cash Prizes

Here’s your chance to pitch your bright ideas to a room full of investors. The Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo is back and looking for talented entrepreneurs. The Hotel @ Lafayette in Buffalo, N.Y. will set the stage for this premiere business plan competition, scheduled for June 15, 2016. New this year, winners will receive a total of $25,000 in prizes....

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Edutainment Wizard Inspires Utica Leaders to Achieve Dreams

Communities across upstate New York have experienced their share of highs and lows. So what if we as creative locals had the power to fight back and rebuild our neighborhoods and communities? The answer is we do, we can and we have. To continue down this path Don Marinelli advises us to start with our natural resources, and he’s putting out the call to Mohawk...

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CNYBAC Catalyzes Biotechnology Research in Upstate NY

Last week I attended the kickoff party for the Central New York Biotech Accelerator (CNYBAC), an incubation and acceleration facility in Syracuse, NY designed to catalyze the commercialization of biomedical technologies. The room was filled with leading biotechnology and biomedical researchers and executives specializing in everything from novel proton therapy solutions to pharmaceutical developments....

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Bring Me Problems, Not Solutions!

Bring Me Problems, Not Solutions!

Bringing solutions, not problems to your boss in a corporate setting is probably good advice, but this approach can be deadly for startups. In the startup world, and especially if you’re in the process of building your Minimum Viable Product (MVP), everyone on the team is finding and dealing with a myriad of issues throughout the day. Learn how leading with a solution at a startup...

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UAlbany Student Startup to Soon Launch 'Tree Tea'

Just off a successful Kickstarter campaign, the three founders of ChugaChaga are preparing for a first run of 15,000 bottles. A student startup that graduated from Troy’s IGNITEU NY early accelerator program last summer will soon launch the new health drink it’s been developing for two years with a lot of help from the Capital Region’s startup community....

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4 Basic Entrepreneurial and Leadership Strategies

Professor at Binghamton University and the former owner and CEO of Adirondack Beverages, Mastrangelo recently published a practical guide for those who want to start a company or succeed in business. In his book, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Mastrangelo shares basic entrepreneurial and leadership strategies to help people achieve their goals....

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Voyagers: Student Entrepreneur On a Mission

Voyagers: Student Entrepreneur On a Mission

Nowhere in the world or in history will you find anyone like Erin (the) Miller. Erin is a senior at Syracuse University, majoring in Advertising at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and is something of a living legend there. Her company, Out There Productions, just launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Here's her story and why you should support her mission....

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A Very Yellow Fellow

A Very Yellow Fellow

If you’ve ever spent any amount of time in Syracuse, New York, you either have seen or know Michael John Heagerty. There are three other gentleman in area code 315 with almost exactly the same name, but there is no one else like “ToTs” - Mike’s stage name for when he literally raps exclusively about potatoes. Here's Joe Cunningham's interview with the creator of the...

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