Stony Brook College of Business Innovation Center News
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The College of Business MBAs consulted in the last year seven Innovators of the Year Winners.  Innovate LI announced five winners in each of the following categories: Software Biotech, Clean Energy, Food and Beverage, Science and Technology, and Invention. 

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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.

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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 www.stonybrook.edu/wolfietank..

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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.

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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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Senator Ken LeValle Innovates in Rome
Senator Ken LeValle of New York is visiting the SBU Italian Summer School Program in Rome in July.  He is a guest lecturer in Entrepreneurship Across Countries, in which he leads a panel discussion on the Greek Financial Crisis.  Students learn about the economic and political reasons and consequences for the crisis.  The opportunities and consequences for entrepreneurs is discussed

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Entrepreneurial MBA applicants will benefit this fall from two new MBA programs that require fewer credits than before but the same number of entrepreneurship courses.  One for students with no prior business education requires 48 credits with 12 in the entrepre-neurship concentration,  The other for students with an undergraduate business degree requires 36 credits including 12 in the entrepreneurship concen-tration. Each alternative requires as part of the MBA core 3 credits in tech innovation, 3 in consulting to an entrepreneur, and 3 in entrepreneurship strategy or social entrepreneurship for a total of 21 credits in entrepreneurship.

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The Innovation Lab in Harriman 210 was opened five days a weeks this spring semester.  Students after registering could use equipment and computers to design new products. Hundreds of students from business classes in entrepreneurship, new product development, and innovation visited the lab.  Plans for the fall call for more integration of the Lab with classes and moving of the Lab to the first floor of Harriman Hall to the Harriman Cafe space.

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Every few weeks in BUS 337 this spring 50 students wrote a thin business plan for a startup business in a different country.  Students were majoring in business, minoring in entrepreneurship, and exchange students exploring entrepreneurship. Countries included those from the Middle East, Northern and Southern Europe, and Asia.

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Six MBA teams consulted six inventors this spring of 2015 with research on markets that could lead to a business plan.  Some startups were PreSeed and others, Thermolift and Synchropet, have raised hundreds of thousands with prior help of MBA teams 

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