Entrepreneurs Stories

Jennifer Tegan, Portrait of a Passionate Mentor

Jennifer Tegan has been an investor in and mentor for entrepreneurs for over 14 years, and she is just as passionate as they are when she talks about her working with them. Critical to success is developing a relationship of trust, openness and respect with my entrepreneurs, she says, "If you don’t have that at the core of the relationship you don’t have anything. It...

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Chobani Founder Spreads Wealth to Employees

Successful startup founders are the key to building a sustainable ecosystem in Upstate New York. A great example is the recent new of Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya paying it forward by offering 2,000 of his employees shares of the yogurt company. By passing along this wealth, some employees could become millionaires when Chobani is sold or goes public. This creates opportunities for the employees to...

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