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CU Founded with Steve Benjamin

  • 13 Nov 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 251 Rhode Island St., Suite 105, San Francisco, CA 94103
  • 7


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CU Founded Series: Fireside Chat with Steve Benjamin

Join us for a group discussion and reception with serial entrepreneur Steve Benjamin, Chair of the Entrepreneurship @ Cornell Advisory Council


Cornell University's founder, Ezra Cornell, was the university's first entrepreneur. Today, Cornellians have built upon Ezra’s tradition of entrepreneurship with alumni driving innovation from Roosevelt Island to Silicon Valley.


Please join us Nov 13th for our next event in the CU Founded series, where we sit down for a fireside chat and audience Q&A with Steve Benjamin, a successful entrepreneur in the commercial real estate space and Chair of the Entrepreneurship @ Cornell Advisory Council. Steve also has exciting news about the formation of the Cornell Real Estate Council of the Bay Area.


The program will begin with light hors d’oeuvres and wine, followed by the discussion with our guest, and will wrap up with networking among fellow Cornellians.


6:30 – 7:00 Reception

7:00 – 8:00 Fireside chat and audience Q&A

8:00 – 8:30 Networking


Featured Guest: Steve Benjamin

Steve Benjamin is currently Chair of the Entrepreneurship @ Cornell Council and for 2008-2010 school years he was the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Business. Steve served two four year terms as a Cornell Council member, has been a 17 year member of the Cornell Silicon Valley Alumni Advisory Board and is a member of the Cornell Real Estate Council.

After a career in the air freight industry, Steve, along with his wife Sheri, started The Benjamin Group Inc. (TBGI), a public relations agency working with high technology companies. Steve also went into the customer loyalty consulting business during that time. Since 2002 Steve has become an active commercial real estate investor and developer and he is involved with more than 750,000 sq. ft. of commercial real estate. Steve graduated from Cornell University ('80, '81, '82) and holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering, a Master in Engineering, and an MBA.



Date and Time: Monday, November 13, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm


Location: Climb Real Estate, 251 Rhode Island Street Suite #105, San Francisco, CA 94103


Transportation: Street parking is generally available. The event is a 20min walk from the 16th St. Mission BART station.


Registration Cost: $20 (members) and $25 (non-members). Register now for these early-bird rates! Space is limited. Registrants from outside Cornell are welcome!


Questions? Contact Ryan Luginbuhl, MD.



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