The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business reached out to eight of our distinguished entrepreneurial alumni to get their thoughts on what the world will look like as we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis. These entrepreneurs have created new markets, shifted industries, and persevered when their backs were against the wall, so who better to ask than these bold titans of industry?
The discussion covered everything from what changes we have experienced that are here to stay to advice they would offer aspiring entrepreneurs during this time.
Each Tuesday and Friday from May 5 through May 19, we will share highlights from their insights. Our alumni contributors include:
- Brian Hamilton MBA ‘90, Co-founder of Sageworks, Founder of Inmates to Entrepreneurs and the Brian Hamilton Foundation
- Brad Hirsch, MD MBA’12, CEO & Co-Founder at SignalPath
- Andy Horwitz MBA ’99, Former Co-CEO Black Mountain Systems; Investor, Board Member, CEO Advisor and Philanthropist at GameChanger
- Shankar Musunuri, PhD, MBA ‘06, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder at Ocugen, Inc.
- Hetal Pandya, MBA ’04, Co-Founder & VP Marketing at Edison Software, Inc.
- Amit Sharma MBA ‘06, Founder & CEO at Narvar
- David Snow MBA ‘78 Chairman & CEO, Cedar Gate Technologies
- Beverly Sobel-Redler MBA ‘90, President at RedPrompt holding company of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Check back for insights on the following topics:
- Thoughts on the path forward for business – May 5
- Thoughts on what’s going to stick – May 8
- Thoughts on the relationship between business and society – May 12
- Thoughts on starting a new venture in this environment – May 15
- Thoughts on what entrepreneurs and the business community should be considering & Predictions – May 19