University Startups Announces Cornell Professor for Summer Social Entrepreneurship Course

Today we are delighted to announce that Professor Karen Livingston, the current Facilitator for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell University and an experienced professor, entrepreneur and innovation leader will be joining us for our Summer 2021 Social Entrepreneurship Course. Karen will join Saleema Vellani from Johns Hopkins University in teaching our summer student cohorts.


Karen is an experienced Professor, 2-time Founder, Startup Advisor, and Academic Director who has designed and taught innovative course work at nationally-ranked universities including Cornell and Syracuse. She is currently the facilitator for women’s entrepreneurship courses at Cornell University. Prior to that, she oversaw Entrepreneurship and Innovation across the university at George Mason where she grew the innovation pipeline; resulting in a 6X increase in startups launched. Karen has proven success in developing strategies that launch startups; helping over 100 startups produce strategic plans, leading student teams to take top spots in national competitions, and assisting teams to raise over $22M in funding. She speaks regularly on women and tech in entrepreneurship.


Our Summer I course in June is filling rapidly so we advise registering early for guaranteed availability. Our Summer II course in August, for students that have camps in early summer is taking applications now.


We look forward to welcoming Karen to the University Startups team.

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