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  • Lemonade Stands and Newspaper Routes

    Lemonade Stands and Newspaper Routes

    August 31st, 2014

    Prior to the dotcom era and the age of Facebook and iPads, it was the lemonade stand or newspaper ro[...]

    Startup Funding Infographic

    Startup Funding Infographic

    August 27th, 2014

    An excellent overview of the kinds of funding available for entrepreneurs (startup funding). But t[...]

    CJ's Entrepreneur-BS Bingo !

    CJ's Entrepreneur-BS Bingo !

    June 23rd, 2013

    As an investor, advisor and mentor to entrepreneurs and new ventures, I get to hear a lot of pitches[...]

    E-Procrastination:  The 'Waiting for Superman' Syndrome

    E-Procrastination: The 'Waiting for Superman' Syndrome

    August 8th, 2013

    It was a brilliant observation from Tim Huntley of An Entrepreneurial Life, based on an exchange wit[...]

    8 Simple Rules For Dating Your Advisor

    8 Simple Rules For Dating Your Advisor

    December 30th, 2013

      Getting time and attention from experienced advisors is a rite of passage for the first-ti[...]

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  • discussions on digital media technology,
  • product development, strategy,
  • and issues surrounding fundraising and angel/venture capital.
  • Tuesdays in Tempe, at the Launchspot accelerator (

    Thursdays in Scottsdale, at ASU SkySong or in Northern Phoenix.

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    CJ Cornell-Oct-2013-03-Standard (2)My name is CJ Cornell.Over the past 20 years I have worn many hats: Serial Entrepreneur. University Professor. Software Engineer. Media Executive. Venture Capitalist. Researcher. Marketer. Advisor. Mentor. Author and Speaker.

    I’ve founded or co-founded nearly a dozen companies in software, digital media and television. Some were painful failures, while others ended up having notable success with millions of customers – with revenues, funding and exits totaling over $3 Billion.For the past few years I’ve been Co-Director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship and Professor of Digital Media & Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University, and the university’s first full time Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

    These days I am taking a hiatus from academics to focus on writing, speaking, consulting and research in digital media and entrepreneurship – as well as helping a few promising start-up ventures become the next Apple, Google or Facebook.

    You can email me at:
    CJ (at) CJCornell (dotcom)




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