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Learning to Navigate the Corporate Jungle Gym at the 27th Annual SWIB Conference

As I approached the registration desk for the 27th Annual Stern Women in Business (SWIB) Conference, a woman handed over my nametag and a brochure. In proud, bold capital letters, the brochure boasted this year’s theme: “Through Her Eyes: Navigating the Jungle Gym.”

I immediately envisioned the time-worn, wooden playground on which I experienced so much laughter as well as a copious amount of splinters during my school days. Yet, I struggled to connect a jungle gym with my career.

Keynote speaker Colleen Taylor, Executive Vice President at Mastercard, skillfully aligned the metaphor with her professional journey, describing triumphs and obstacles alike in fitting terms such as “climbing the ladder,” “hanging from the monkey bars” and even “sliding.”…

Anything Is Possible at the NYU Entrepreneurs Festival

This year’s NYU Entrepreneurs Festival, the largest student-run event of its kind in the US, was held over the weekend of International Women’s Day on March 8. It was a packed weekend with four keynote speakers, talks, roundtables and workshops. Over 1,000 people attended to see over 60 startups showcased at the festival.

Highlights from the festival included the keynote speech from Maryellis Bunn, CEO and founder of the Museum of Ice Cream, as well as the student pitch competition.

Part I: Results of the Student Pitch Competition

Winner, Outro: Outro bills itself as the first app that makes staying safe as easy as having fun by rating and reviewing bars and clubs.…

Join the Sohn Idea Contest and Stay Tuned for Key Highlights from the Investment Conference

The Stern Oppy is excited to share with you the Sohn Idea Contest presented by GLG. In this contest, participants submit an investment idea with a 12-month horizon. The contest is judged by a distinguished group of today’s best investors.

The winning prize? Get on the stage of the Sohn Investment Conference on May 6 for your moment to shine! Check out details to the contest here and look to previous winners for inspiration!

If you’re unable to apply or attend the conference, stay tuned for key highlights from the Stern Oppy.

Photo credit: Reuters

Last year’s presentation by David Einhorn, President of Greenlight Capital, Inc.

Spotlight on CareHeart from the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge

To think we’re already approaching the end of the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge! We’ve seen some great startups and ideas from the community throughout the year. We continue our coverage with semi-finalist CareHeart.

Stern Oppy: Can you tell us about CareHeart?

CareHeart: CareHeart is a heart failure disease management app geared towards keeping patients healthy and out of the hospital. Patient engagement is the cornerstone of our solution as we need patients to use the app on a regular (daily) basis. Our app will delight users (or patients) with its simple design that works with any lifestyle. It also helps our customers (or hospitals) by reducing costs, lowering readmissions, and improving heart failure quality metrics.…

Stern Cycle for Survival: Bonding with the Stern Community with Fitness and Fundraising

On February 10, 16 Langone students came together and participated in Cycle for Survival, an event that raises money to beat rare cancers. The idea of forming a Stern team first originated when two Langone students, Maggie Cheung and Karon Walsh who formed the Stern team, came up with the idea while discussing their passion for spinning.

“We were so excited when we first saw the event announcement on Equinox’s website in October,” Cheung said. “We thought that forming a Stern team would be a great opportunity to meet other students who enjoy fitness and fundraising. We thought that with corporate matches and the support of the faculty and the student body, a $5,000 goal would be an ambitious yet, attainable goal.”…

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