Archive for category Dorm Room Startup

Academic Entrepreneurship in the Hospitality Industry

“You can take the Hotelie out of the Hotel Industry, but you can never take the Hotel Industry out of the Hotelie” -Hotelie saying heard frequently at alumni gatherings and especially Hotel Ezra Cornell (HEC) at Cornell University every April Our all-time favorite academic entrepreneur of course is none other than Chuck Feeney, Cornell University […]

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Ithaca VC: Practical Cap Table for Early Stage Entrepreneurs from an Academic Venture Capitalist

A friend of the Academic Entrepreneur has posted up a useful cap table on his blog. It has been posted below. First, some credit is in order. Zachary Shulman, a lawyer by training, is a Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship at Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and he also teaches at the Cornell Law […]

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AirBnB: From 0 to $10 billion in 8 years

The Wall Street Journal has reported that San Francisco-based startup AirBnB is being valued at approximately $10 billion.  CrunchWeek (TechCrunch) also has a report and video covering this story as well. This is an amazing rags-to-riches story of two guys who couldn’t afford to pay their rent in San Francisco, started creatively finding a solution […]

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