2009 News


Tufts Student Resources (TSR) to Launch New Projects

This coming fall semester, Tufts students will find a reinvigorated Tufts Student Resources, under the leadership of Ali Osman. The student-run business organization will unveil new initiatives and finish projects that will better serve the students of Tufts. Osman, a rising senior, is a Mechanical Engineering major and a Math and Entrepreneurial Leadership minor. He began working with entrepreneurial ventures while living in Rabat, Morocco and is currently running We Love Morocco, “a holding company that has been involved in different markets in the past few years, notably real estate and luxury imports.”

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“Industry, government, academia made work force strides”

Tufts Gordon Institute lecturer, John F. Hodgman, writes about the importance Massachusetts educational institutions, employers and government play in developing and executing a STEM initiative.

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“Last Night’s Mass High Tech All-Stars Party”

Boston Globe columnist Scott Kirsner recaps Mass High Tech All-Star Awards ceremony, including meeting entrepreneur-in-residence Ron Croen.

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“Students’ company makes BusinessWeek’s ‘Top 25’”

Pamela Goldberg, director of Tufts Entrepreneurial Leadership Program speaks to Tufts Daily about Emergent Energy Group being named to BusinessWeek’s top entrepreneurs under the age of 25.

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“Eyes on the blackboard, hand on the Blackberry”

Tufts Daily profiles several entrepreneurial students, all of whom have taken classes or are pursuing a minor in entrepreneurial leadership through Tufts Gordon Institute.

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Tufts Entrepreneurial Network (TEN) Kick-off Event

The long-standing relationship between the Tufts Office of Alumni Relations and the Entrepreneurial Leadership Program (ELP) has helped to generate a new interest in an entrepreneurship affinity group. First mentioned in the fall 2008 ELP newsletter, the group has been officially spearheaded by four recent Tufts graduates. Bic Leu, A07, Taryn Miller-Stevens, A07, Benjamin Siegel Wallace, A07, and Lindsay Cohen, A07, have aided the Office of Alumni Relations in organizing this “grassroots” entrepreneurship group.

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7th Annual Entrepreneurship Conference: Keynote Offers Leadership Advice

On October 14, 2009, Visible Measures CEO and Founder Brian Shin (A97) officially opened the 7th Annual Entrepreneurship Conference, held in the Alumnae Lounge at Tufts University. The symposium also featured a 60-second elevator pitch competition presented by Tufts students, and a discussion panel featuring alumni entrepreneurs Art Papa (A97), Jenna Dreher (A06), Jay Meattle (A04), and Ian Klein (A00).

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“Joey could soon run like ‘greased lightning’”

Students part of a biodiesel project, interviewed by Tufts Daily, are looking to enter Tufts Gordon Institute business plan competition.

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“Nuance ex-CEO takes up residence at Tufts”

The Boson Business Journal reports on Ronald Croen becoming the entrepreneur-in-residence at Tufts Gordon Institute.

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“America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs 2009”

Emergent Energy Group, a business created by Tufts students to harness renewable energy sources such as wind power, has been named to BusinessWeek’s top entrepreneurs under the age of 25.

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“Engineering Leaders”

Bernard Gordon, founder of Analogic and co-founder of NeuroLogica, has committed $40 million to Tufts University School of Engineering. The school will continue to collaborate with Tufts Gordon Institute on engineering leadership initiatives.

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Entrepreneur in Residence: Ronald Croen

Ronald Croen, entrepreneur and founder of Nuance Communications, is Tufts’ newest Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR). His work with The Gordon Institute’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program begins in the first week of August, 2009. As entrepreneur-in-residence, Mr. Croen will use his experiences from the software industry to assist the Entrepreneurial Leadership Program (ELP) as it expands and progresses.

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State of the Art New Facilities for Tufts Gordon Institute

Tufts Gordon Institute has just relocated to beautiful new space at 200 Boston Avenue and students, faculty and staff are ecstatic. The 5000 square foot facility is a self-contained suite which includes two classrooms with state-of-the-art AV technology, three breakout areas equipped with LCD flat panel displays, a kitchen and dining area with plenty of >> read

M.S. in Engineering Management Program Now Offered in New Evening Format

Tufts Gordon Institute is expanding its M.S. in Engineering Management program and will launch an evening format in the fall of 2009. With two formats to choose from, weekend or evening, prospective students will be able to select the format that best suits their lifestyle and work schedule.

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