Quantitative Researcher, Facebook
Cornell Tech’s Studio experience is an essential part of your degree program, no matter which program you’re in. Every facet of the Studio program is led by teachers with extensive industry experience. And they frequently bring in designers, engineers, entrepreneurs and investors from their vast professional networks to act as guest speakers and advisors.
Quantitative Researcher, Facebook
Associate Dean and Robert V. Tishman ’37 Professor
Jason Hogg currently teaches entrepreneurship and innovation as a Senior Lecturer at Cornell Tech.
Jason also serves as Chief Executive Officer of B2R Holdings, L.P., owned by funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities.
Prior to joining B2R, Jason was President of American Express Serve Enterprise where he was responsible for online, commerce and international platforms within the Enterprise Growth Group. Jason is the inventor of a global platform that supports: Bluebird by American Express and Walmart, and American Express Serve, a full service reloadable prepaid account. Jason also managed American Express' joint venture with LianLian in China.
Jason joined American Express when Revolution Money, Inc., the company he founded, was acquired in 2009.
He is a serial entrepreneur and inventor, as well as a former Special Agent with the FBI. He earned his MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and his BA from Colby College.
Founding Partner, Inamoto & Co
Girish and Jaidev Reddy Professor of the Practice
Mukti Khaire is Girish and Jaidev Reddy Professor of Practice at Cornell Tech and the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. She received a PhD in Management in 2006 from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. Before that, she completed a Masters in Management from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Bombay and a Master of Science in Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Pune, India. Prior to joining Cornell Tech in 2016, she was on the faculty of Harvard Business School (Entrepreneurial Management Unit; 2005-2016) and spent a year as Visiting Faculty in Brown University (Sociology; 2015-2016).
Mukti’s research focuses on entrepreneurship in the creative industries, such as art, advertising, architecture and design, fashion, film, music, publishing, and theater. In particular, she is interested in understanding how entrepreneurs create markets for new categories of cultural goods by constructing their value, while also changing consumers’ beliefs about what attributes of cultural goods are appropriate and valuable. In this vein, Mukti studied the creation of a market for modern Indian art and the rise and establishment of the high-end fashion industry in India. Her work, which has been published in leading business and management journals, has shed light on the structure and functioning of creative industries and the business and societal implications of entrepreneurship in the cultural sector. Mukti has also authored 35 teaching cases on firms in the creative industries.
Professor of Practice
Head of Startup Studio
David is the Managing Partner of BoxGroup, a New York City based seed-stage angel capital firm. BoxGroup is an investor in over 120 seed-stage technology companies including Vine, Blue Apron, BarkBox, Warby Parker, Harry’s, Oscar, Flatiron Health, DataMinr, and Behance.
David is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of Spring, an app that allows the world’s best brands to sell directly to consumers on mobile.
David is the Co-Founder of TechStars NYC, where he previously served as Managing Director. David was named to NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology and serves on the Investor Board of Venture for America. He is an Entrepreneur in Residence for Wharton’s Entrepreneurship Program and on the Entrepreneurship Board at NYU. Prior to joining TechStars, David served as Executive Vice President of Interactive Strategies at kgb, a global information services company. While at kgb, David founded and led Knowmore.com.
David has a B.A. in American History from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. David was born and raised outside of New York City in Westchester.
Members of The Practice bring their product development and design experience to Cornell Tech and are responsible for educating students via team advising, lecturing and developing the Studio Practice.
Managing Entrepreneurial Officer
Assistant Studio Director
Creative Lead, MakerLAB
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