Ogbemudia ’25 Builds Skincare Startup at Cornell

When Osaiyekemwen (Ruth) Ogbemudia ’25 stepped onto Cornell’s campus her freshman year, she wasted no time getting involved with the university’s robust entrepreneurial ecosystem. In just two years, she has made the most of opportunities like the Black Entrepreneurs in Training (BET) program, W.E. Cornell, and the Epperson Entrepreneurship Fund to develop her skincare startup, […]

BET Community Day connects students interested in entrepreneurship

A Feb. 11 conference at eHub Collegetown aimed to strengthen the black entrepreneurship community at Cornell with networking, content sessions and a fireside chat featuring Jerry Raphael, CFO of Axonius. Organized by the Black Entrepreneurs in Training (BET) program and student leader Kareem Hill ’23, BET Community Day offered an introduction to the entrepreneurship ecosystem […]

Students to develop their ideas for social change

Alex Herazy ’25, a student in the College of Arts and Sciences, knows what the college application process is like for a first-generation student, so he’s been helping other first-gen friends from his high school with applications and scholarships.

BET Community Day Engages Aspiring Black Entrepreneurs at Cornell

On August 27, the Black Entrepreneurs in Training (BET) program hosted a Community Day for students interested in building and strengthening the Black entrepreneurship community at Cornell. Tiffany Norwood ’89, the 2022 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year, served as the keynote speaker for the event, which also featured a presentation from Jehron Petty ’20, CEO […]

BET Welcomes Jalil Evans to Community Dinner Speaker Series

Cornell University’s Black Entrepreneurs in Training program hosted a community dinner on March 10 to foster connections among aspiring entrepreneurs. Jalil Evans ’21 gave a virtual presentation at the event titled “The 7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Company” as part of the Role Model Speaker Series.   During his time at Cornell, […]

Crystal Wallace Joins BET Community Dinner Speaker Series 

On February 17, students from Cornell University’s Black Entrepreneurs in Training (BET) program convened in Upson Hall for a community dinner to gather, network, and celebrate entreprenenurship. As part of the Role Model Speaker Series, entrepreneur Crystal Wallace joined the group virtually to share advice and lessons-learned from her career.   Wallace is the Program Manager […]