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Big Idea Speakers & Innovation Lounge

Big Idea Speakers & Innovation Lounge

Big Ideas of Famous Entrepreneurs
Innovation Lab and Innovation Center
MBA Education

MBA Education

Accelerate the learning and practice of innovation: Provide innovation MBA concentration, facilitating venture mentoring services and supporting the increasing number of new ventures.
MBA Startup Consults

MBA Startup Consults

Start up companies get consulted by our MBA students to analyze their market and bring them to success. Request consulting services online now!
Innovation Research

Innovation Research

Build knowledge about innovation: Conduct scientific and practical research that leads to publications in academic and professional journals.
Latest News
Mentors Meetup with MBA students
The MBA Association hosted a meet-up between students and Innovation Center Mentors on Friday Oct 2 at 5pm in Harriman 304.  MBA association officers Anna Cubit, Tricia Kubair, and Elvin Prizmic hosted 20 students and mentors. Mentor Burke Liburt was successful in landing mentors Connie Cleary, David Myers, Phil Palmado. Yun Zhang, and Ramuel Ramamara. Breaking into small groups, mentors learned about student projects and career plans, and students learned about career paths of those with experience.
Two Pitch Contests Announced
Pitch contests for social entrepreneurship startups and for tech startups are planned for the fall.  A pitch contest for social entrepreneurship startup plans was announced by Dean Manny London of CoB.  Applica-tions are due October 30, pitch mentoring during November and final submission December 15.  Pitches of finalists on Feb 15.  Details found on the calendar. A pitch context for tech startups was announced by David Ecker, Director of the Innovation Lab, Applications due October 9 and plans pitched on November 2 in Sac Ballroom B.  Details at
Avoid This Color in Your Business Plan
The Wall Street Journal published an article today about the research findings of SBU Professor Richard Chan.  The research "How Images and Color in Business Plans Influence Venture Investment Screening Decisions" will appear in Journal of Business Venturing next month.   The color is red.
International Innovation in Rome
SBU business students in Rome in July created thin business plans for businesses in the ancient city of Pompeii, in the renaissance cities of Florence and Rome, and the industrial revolution cities of  Amsterdam and Manchester.  For a final project, students created thin plans for businesses today that connected their Italian experience to the US.

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Stony Brook Innovation Center

Gerrit Wolf
Gerrit Wolf, Director of the Innovation Center
The Innovation Center consults inventors and entrepreneurs, 
enhances education for entrepreneurial students, and facilitates
research on entrepreneurship and technological innovation.
College of Business
Stony Brook University's College of Business is a leading business school offering both undergraduate education and an MBA program. Our focus is on innovation, entrepreneurship, and experiential learning. Our students come from the local metropolitan New York community, as well as from countries around the globe. The College of Business provides comprehensive education that combines classroom, real-world learning, and research for the business, public, and nonprofit sectors. Our programs are taught by senior Stony Brook faculty with decades of experience. They are complemented by key executives recruited as visiting professors from throughout the tri-state region. Learn More...

Social Entrepreneurship Competition 

The College announces the Social Entrepreneurship Competition in association with Lift Up Long Island (LULI) and funded by James and Cecilia Komosinski and Simplex-GrinnellOpen to any individual or group of undergraduate or graduate students at the university. Also open to individuals or teams of students who developed proposals in classes within or outside the College of Business during the 2014-15 academic year or fall 2015. Goal: Provide funds to support significant inno-vations that address a social problem locally or globally. The initiative may be for-profit, not-for-profit, or a combination. The inno-vations can address any of a wide range of problems (e.g., education, health, poverty, environment, social justice, etc.) and incorporate any discipline or combination of disciplines—engineering and technology, natural and biological sciences, social sciences, fine and applied arts, humanities, as well as general business.

Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:00 AM
Innovation Lab, 210 Harriman Hall, announced that October is App Writing Month.  Specific times and dates will be announced f...
Friday, October 9, 2015 12:00 AM
Application fort a pitch contest for startup business idea can be found at   
Monday, October 19, 2015 10:00 AM
The 12th International Conference and Expo on Emerging Technologies for a Smarter Work. Melville Marriott. Melville, LI
Sunday, November 1, 2015 12:00 AM
Presubmission initiative description due: 2-pages addressing (1) the team or leader submitting the initiative, (2) the probl...
Monday, November 2, 2015 12:00 AM
Innovation Lab, 210 Harriman Hall, announced that November is 3D Printing Training month. Details for dates and times will be anno...
Monday, November 2, 2015 5:30 PM
Stony Brook Activities Center Ballroom B
Friday, November 6, 2015 12:00 AM
Entrepreneurship Summit NYC 2015, by Cornell University, at 242 W 41st, St, NY NY. Program is all day with networking with Nationa...
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 2:00 PM
One day Expo of LI Tech firms and startups at Mitchell Field. Register and get details at

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