Browsing: Entrepreneurship

Featuring Eugene Alletto with SBU Alum Joe Campolo as Interviewer Eugene Alletto, Quarterback, Founder and CEO of Bedgear®, is the visionary behind the performance bedding category. With more than 20 years of experience in retail and manufacturing for the home furnishing industry and his ability to successfully analyze market trends, Alletto created Bedgear and led the company’s rapid growth. The QB title represents his philosophy on strategy and team success as part of the Bedgear culture. Bedgear’s success is attributed to its sleep system sales process that fits the pillow based on sleep profile and body type providing consumers with personalized sleep…

Immerse yourself in the entrepreneurial spirit during WolfieTank 2017 — Stony Brook University’s third annual pitch competition — at the Charles B. Wang Center on Tuesday, November 7, at 5 pm. All Stony Brook faculty, staff and students are invited to attend WolfieTank, where a $1,000 prize will be awarded to the student with the best social entrepreneurial idea. Presenters will be given a few minutes to deliver their pitch in front of entrepreneurs from the Long Island area, and there will be time for questions, feedback and advice from the judges. Learn about innovative ideas, hear professional feedback, sharpen your business skills, network with…

Imagine if dentists could find clear signs of tooth decay long before dental lesions turn into cavities and without using X-rays. A new device cleared for commercialization this month by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a potential tool for dentists to do just that. Developed and patented by researchers in the Division of Translational Oral Biology in the Department of Oral biology and Pathology at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, and licensed to Ortek Therapeutics, Inc., the Electronic Cavity Detection (ECD) System uses electrical conductance to diagnose and monitor enamel lesions on the biting surfaces of…

Following the success of the past two years’ events, all Stony Brook faculty, staff and students are invited to showcase the next big idea the third annual pitch competition — WolfieTank 2017. A $500 prize will be awarded to the student with the best social entrepreneurial idea. This is a unique opportunity to highlight your ideas in front of entrepreneurs from the Long Island area. Presenters will be given a few minutes to deliver their pitch, and there will be time for questions, feedback and advice from the judges. Reserve a spot now to compete by submitting a short application due by October 7,…

Twenty-one years after earning his own Stony Brook degree, Jonathan Oringer ‘96, founder, chairman and CEO of Shutterstock, the influential New York-based global tech company, came home to where he said it all began. The tech entrepreneur returned to the University for our 57th annual commencement on May 19 to receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree and to inspire our newest class of graduates. “You are young. It gets harder and harder to take calculated risks,” he told the nearly 7,000 graduating seniors. “You will fail sometimes. You will learn things about yourself that will scare and inspire you simultaneously. Taking calculated…

Suffolk County businesses are invited to a presentation explaining how they can connect with Stony Brook University and enhance their bottom line. “How to Tap University Resources” will take place Thursday, March 9, 2017 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Stony Brook University Incubator at Calverton, located on 4603 Middle Country Road in Calverton. The event is presented by the Stony Brook University Incubator, Stony Brook University and the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce. Businesses will learn how to bid on business with the University, hire students for internships, recruit SBU students and alumni for full-time jobs or consulting work,…

Imagine being both the youngest person in a company and one of the bosses. That is the unique perspective enjoyed by Stony Brook senior Matthew Glaser ’17 (graduating cum laude, a full year early), who recently purchased radio station WELJ in East Hampton (104.7 FM) with business partner Andrew Adams, a senior at Plattsburgh College. “We’re the youngest radio owners in the country,” said Matthew. “It’s pretty scary.” But Matthew has little reason for his fear: He has been around radio and media since before he can remember, as his father was the chief of engineering for Barnstable Broadcasting (later Connoisseur Long…

Models of Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship Stanley Bergman is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc., a Fortune 500® company headquartered in Melville, NY, and the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. Henry Schein is ranked #1 in its industry on Fortune’s 2016 World’s Most Admired Companies List. Social responsibility is a hallmark of the company’s charter. “Team Schein” works actively to increase access to health care among underserved populations and to foster grassroots health care and sustainable entrepreneurial economic development initiatives in the United…

Following the success of last year’s event, WolfieTank 2016 gives all Stony Brook faculty, staff and students a chance to showcase the next “big idea” in this pitch competition. On Wednesday, November 9, you can highlight your ideas in front of entrepreneurs from the Long Island area. Presenters will be given a few minutes to deliver their pitch, and there will be time for questions, feedback and advice from the judges. Those interested in competing must submit a short application by Friday, October 7, 2016, to have their pitch approved. The application can be found at www.stonybrook.edu/wolfietank. Check out testimonials from last year’s presenters,…