New faculty introduction: Lisa Chervinsky

With the academic year upon us, meet the newest faculty from across the SC Johnson College of Business and learn about their academic focus, teaching and interests.

Yet Another IPO: Bumble Eyes Going Public In 2021 With A Valuation Of More Than $6 Billion


Dating app Bumble, which markets itself as empowering women by letting them make the first move, is the latest company to gear up for an initial public offering, eyeing a valuation of between $6 billion and $8 billion, Bloomberg first reported. Bumble is preparing for an IPO in early 2021, and the company is seeking a valuation of between $6 billion and $8 billion, sources told Bloomberg.

Network of technology hubs to create 300 high-quality start-ups over the next five years

The hubs will aim to deliver training and mentoring for tech entrepreneurs, plus provide opportunities to network and share ideas. A national network of technology hubs is being established to foster the next generation of Scottish start-ups, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has told Parliament. The hubs, known as tech scalers, will look to deliver world-class training and mentoring for technology entrepreneurs while providing opportunities to network and share ideas.

Cornell CS Ranked First in Crypto Education

Coinbase ranks Cornell Computer Science as the global leader in crypto education. Regarding its selection process, Coinbase notes: “Cornell’s highly engaged student group [Cornell Blockchain Club] is just one of the criteria that landed the university at the top of the Coinbase 2019 Leaders in Crypto Education list, introduced this year as part of the second annual Coinbase Report on Higher Education.” “To assess the current landscape of cryptocurrency in higher education,” Coinbase says it “reviewed the course catalogs of the Top 50 global universities as ranked by US News and World Report. Our study focused on classes available to undergraduate and graduate-level students in 2019 for which information was available online.” 

HITLAB Women’s Health Tech Challenge Now Accepting Applications for November Pitch Day

Breaking news for innovators disrupting the field of women’s health technology

New York, NY (PRUnderground) September 1st, 2020

HITLAB is excited to announce the return of the Women’s Health Tech Challenge, on Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, November 19th, 2020. The stage has been set and HITLAB has officially launched the call for innovator applications. Hundreds of applications will be reviewed, but only five finalists will have the opportunity to pitch on Challenge Day for the chance to win $10,000.00.

Doctoral Training Should Include an Internship

Covid-19 has laid bare an unavoidable truth for doctoral programs: The academic-job market — dismal in many fields before the virus — will not be improving anytime soon. That fact has many implications for individual departments and for academe as a whole. But for graduate students, it means many of them will need to widen their career horizons.