Celebration 2012 Sponsorships
There are a variety of sponsor packages available, as well as ads in the Celebration program. See the PDF files below for details.
Celebration 2012 Sponsors
Student Agencies Foundation, Inc. supports Cornell undergraduates in their pursuit of education related to business and entrepreneurship. It accomplishes this by funding two scholarships, the Student Agencies Endowment Fund and the Student Agencies Cornell Tradition Fellowship, and through its two operating subsidiaries, Student Agencies, Inc. and eLab, LLC.
Student Agencies, Inc., founded in 1894 and the oldest independent, student-run company in America, hires Cornell undergraduates to manage its portfolio of businesses which includes the Cornellian Yearbook, Big Red Shipping & Storage, Hired Hands Moving Company, Campus Promotions, TakeNote, Housing Solutions and Student Agencies Properties. www.studentagencies.com
eLab, LLC is a business accelerator that, in collaboration with Entrepreneurship@Cornell, provides Cornell students services to empower them to turn business concepts into reality. www.elabstartup.com
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: From the University’s only accredited undergraduate business program to innovative research in communication, development sociology, landscape architecture, the biological sciences, and other fields, CALS offers programs that extend past the traditional definition of an agricultural school. And yet, with outstanding initiatives in the food, animal, and plant sciences as well as the biological sciences, CALS illustrates the urgency and relevance of agricultural research to creating a world that can nourish and support its inhabitants. Because of this diverse expertise, CALS is regarded as the best college of its kind in the nation, if not the world. www.cals.cornell.edu
The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management is located in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. Its internationally renowned areas of expertise in food and agricultural economics, management science, environmental and resource economics, and international and development economics work in concert to fulfill the School’s mission to inform and foster the public stewardship and private management of businesses, organizations, livelihoods, and natural resources. The Dyson School offers the B.S., M.S., M.P.S., and Ph.D. degrees, and conducts frontier research and delivers innovative extension/outreach programs in all four of the School’s areas of expertise. The Dyson School’s undergraduate degree is accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. www.dyson.cornell.edu/
College of Engineering: When Cornell University opened its doors in 1868, engineering was one of the founding disciplines. Since then the college has been a model for the development of other engineering institutions worldwide and remains one of the leading engineering colleges. In Cornell’s College of Engineering, research takes learning beyond the limits of conventional thought as students and faculty push the boundaries of human understanding. Discovery stretches across disciplines to find answers to complex and challenging problems in such fields as nanoscience, biomedical engineering, molecular and cellular biology, advanced materials, and information science. Cornell Engineering is committed to making a real difference in human health, quality of life and a better understanding of our physical world. www.engineering.cornell.edu
Cornell Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA): Formerly known as the Cornell Society of Engineers, the Cornell Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA) is the official alumni association for the College of Engineering. CEAA works to keep all Engineering alumni informed and connected to the College of Engineering, students, faculty, and each other by providing opportunities, both on campus and off, to re-connect, re-energize, and share the passion of Cornell Engineering. www.ceaa.cornell.edu
The Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship (PIHE) supports the academic entrepreneurial curriculum of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. The PIHE allows aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to implement their entrepreneurial knowledge, with a particular focus on the hospitality industry. With the support of industry leaders and entrepreneurs, PIHE offers entrepreneurial students such programs as the Hospitality Business Plan Competition, entrepreneurs in residence, and internships. PIHE also supports outreach to nontraditional students in the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities and Empowerment through Entrepreneurship: South Africa. (www.hotelschool.cornell.edu / www.pihe.cornell.edu)
Johnson at Cornell University: Founded in 1946, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University is a top-ranked MBA program. Through collaborative learning and immersion in real-world challenges, Johnson students gain essential business skills plus direct experience in leveraging the talent and knowledge of others, yielding more ideas, more possibilities, more thoughtful, well-rounded solutions and, ultimately, extraordinary results. Programs include one- and two-year MBA degrees, an Executive MBA program and the Cornell-Queen’s Executive MBA, offered in collaboration with Queen’s School of Business in cities throughout the United States and Canada, and, beginning in 2011, in Colombia. www.johnson.cornell.edu
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute: Johnson’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute encompasses traditional course offerings, networking and mentoring opportunities and performance-learning experiences, including a startup suite of student-run entrepreneurship services. We link students to a dynamic network of teachers, researchers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and innovative corporate leaders; provide them with a theoretical framework and continuous expert feedback; and charge them with responsibility for results. www.johnson.cornell.edu/EII.aspx
Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise: Johnson’s Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise frames the world’s social and environmental challenges as unmet market needs that can be addressed most appropriately through business innovation and entrepreneurship. The center’s research and teaching programs develop novel approaches for private enterprises to achieve financial success by creatively addressing problems such as climate change, ecosystem degradation and poverty. The center works directly with companies, non-profits and NGOs around the world to identify, implement and evaluate transformational business strategies that help create the sustainable economies of tomorrow. www.johnson.cornell.edu/sge/
Gala Dinner Sponsor:
Founded in 1981, Abner, Herrman & Brock is an independent asset management firm owned and managed by investment professionals. We individually manage equity, fixed income and balanced portfolios, with a team-based decision making process. Investment portfolios are structured to meet the long-term, after-tax investment objectives of each client. At AHB, you will have access to senior portfolio managers who provide custom solutions and have a vested interest in the success of your investment portfolio. www.ahbi.com
As the online education division of Cornell University, eCornell supports entrepreneurship by providing online professional and executive development to students around the world. This year we are sponsoring the Celebration 2012 eCornell Scholarship giveaway.
Enter to win one of three professional scholarships from eCornell--up to a $6,600 value. Scholarship Winners can choose from over 20 award-winning online certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines:
- Leadership & Strategic Management
- Management & Supervisory Skills
- Human Resources Management
- Hospitality & Foodservice Management
- Healthcare Management
- Project Leadership & Systems Design
Sign up now for eCornell’s Celebration 2012 Scholarship Giveaway.
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is a diversified and dynamic law firm that serves businesses, non-profit entities and individuals. The attorneys in our Private Equity and Venture Capital Practice have substantial experience representing private equity and venture capital funds, portfolio companies, start-up companies, and management teams in connection with leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions, venture financings, public offerings, executive compensation and other corporate matters. HSE’s 135 attorneys focus in nearly 40 specialty practice areas, including Corporate, Environmental, Health Care, and Intellectual Property, in offices in Rochester, Buffalo and Albany, New York; and in Naples, Florida. www.hselaw.com
The Cornell Entrepreneur Network (CEN) is the university's alumni business network. CEN provides valuable engagement opportunities for all entrepreneurially minded Cornell alumni, students, parents and friends. CEN produces top-shelf events throughout the country (and, in the near future, globally) that feature world-class alumni industry leaders as speakers on timely topics. The events take place in major metropolitan areas, online via webinars and through social networking. All programming is designed to help alumni learn from industry leaders, meet and connect with potential business contacts and develop business relationships with each other while reconnecting with Cornell. Visit www.cen.cornell.edu for more information.
Networking Lunch Sponsor:
The Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise and Commercialization (CCTEC) is responsible for the management and protection of Cornell University's technologies and plant varieties. CCTEC supports Cornell's land-grant mission by leveraging Cornell's innovations to promote regional economic development to benefit the public. Through industry partnerships, CCTEC develops Cornell's technologies and plant varieties into products and services for public good. CCTEC hosts events to increase awareness on campus of Cornell’s values, inform researchers of the issues around intellectual property, and to connect internal and external stakeholders. www.cctec.cornell.edu
Speed Networking Sponsor:
Choate, Hall & Stewart, one of the nation’s premier law firms, differs from the majority of major firms in ways we believe materially benefit our clients. All of our lawyers are under one roof in Boston, focused on a select group of areas where we practice at the top of the market, including representing leading technology companies from start-up to public company to M&A and organizing thousands of emerging companies. Our model allows us to provide unique levels of efficiency, teamwork and accountability, earning Choate a top client service ranking in BTI Consulting Group’s survey of Fortune 1000 companies. www.choate.com
Ashley Management Corporation, founded in 1976, provides property management services and holds the highly regarded distinction as an Accredited Management Organization by the Institute of Real Estate Management. With decades of property management expertise, Ashley Management is uniquely focused on providing an ideal experience for the owners and tenants of commercial real estate by operating with integrity, honesty and fairness. We strive to foster the optimal business environment by following a disciplined and strategic approach to specific goals, which are primarily focused on customer service extended to our employees, our tenants and all those who conduct business with us.
Cornell’s Sloan Program in Health Administration offers a Master of Health Administration (MHA)degree. A dual degree MHA/MBA option is offered with The Johnson School, and a five-year Bachelor/MHA is available to Cornell undergraduates. Since its founding in 1955 as the nation’s first two-year academic program in health services management, it has been dedicated to preparing new generations of health care leaders. The Sloan Program is built upon a foundation comprised of rigorous training in management, a solid understanding of the health care system, policy environment, ethics, public health, epidemiology and hands-on learning in real world settings. www.sloan.cornell.edu
As one of the country’s Top 250 law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal, Harris Beach and its affiliates provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state as well as nationally. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging technology businesses, educational institutions, energy-related companies, financial institutions, health care providers,
medical and life science companies, real estate developers, not-for-profit organizations, foundations, state and local governments and authorities, and individuals. For more information please visit www.harrisbeach.com.