Gayle Rigione is a mom, wife, sister and CEO of Allergy Force, the food allergy management app. (A new and improved version of the app will soon be released at the app stores!) She’s also an allergy mom. She’s lived the heart stopping moments when her son ate the wrong thing, second guessed reactions and made the trips to the ER. These experiences inspired her to create tech tools for people with food allergies. Listen to her story today!
Samia Bahsoun is CEO and Co-founder of Capwave Technologies, a company connecting the world through its WiFi products and services. Samia started her career as a fiber optic innovator at Bells laboratories and quickly became a Telecom Executive of several companies. She received her MBA from MIT Sloan and co-authored the book, Harnessing the Power of Tension: A paradoxical approach to building alliances at home, in the boardroom, on campus and in communities.
Devang Shah, Co-founder and COO of Sproutlogix shares his story of how he first raised the ranks in corporate America, pursued his Executive MBA at NYU and then created a HR Tech company that helps people develop soft skills for the future of work.
Bahia Alyafi is the managing director of the advisory services department at Alyafi IP Group. In this episode, Bahia shares her story about moving from transaction services into the world of intellectual property, the never ending quest for small businesses to deliver extraordinary value and sage advice every entrepreneur should consider.
David Chu, co-founder of L Train Capital, a real estate investment company in Brooklyn, NY, talks about his experience pursuing the Executive MBA at Cornell at the same time as his co-founder. Listen to David's journey of growing his business, bettering himself and leaning on support systems to be successful.
Dareen Salama is the Co-founder and CEO of Gryps, an online platform that empowers construction owners by providing the fastest access to quality information to make better decisions during the project life-cycle. Dareen received her MBA from Harvard Business School, a MS in Civil and Environment Engineering from University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), and a BS in Construction Engineering from The American University in Cairo. Listen to Dareen's story of going to business school, building a startup with a supportive community and the importance of partnering with your investors.
Karina muller is founder and CEO of Maripossa Wellness, a company that teaching individuals and organizations how to incorporate simple self-care tools into daily life and how to achieve small shifts in everyday behavior which can have a big impact on overall well-being and health. Listen to her story about pivoting into your industry, starting tiny habits, building your tool box, walking the talk and finding balance!
Dr. Carolina Hernandez is founder and CEO of Colorchain, a high performance textiles company serving Healthcare professionals with colorfully designed work apparel. Dr. Hernandez received her MD at Universidad de La Sabana, a Masters degree in Epidemiology from Universidad El Bosque, and MBA from Cornell SC Johnson Graduate School of Management. Listen to Dr. Hernandez's journey for starting Colorchain during the last year of her Executive MBA.
Dr. Ari Betof is founder and president of Organizational Sustainability Consulting. He is a nationally recognized expert in organizational stewardship, nonprofit financial sustainability and is a Cornell Executive MBA candidate for the Metro NY program. This episode gives a glimpse into the life of a father of two, while running a business with his wife, and pursuing an Executive MBA.
After earning her MBA from Columbia Business School, Rachel Breitenwischer went on to become a Director of Business Operations and Expansion at Rent The Runway. Rachel is now on her third startup venture with Camp Supernow (https://www.campsupernow.com/), a virtual summer camp for kids ages 5-11. Listen to her story for how she started a new business during the COVID-19 pandemic.