The Tuftonian Dream: Motorcycle guy

When you were young, you maybe had a dream. You were going to fly to the moon, pass EC 5, cure cancer. Then, you grew up. You cut your hair, chose your major, changed your outlook. You changed a lot, but did you change your dream? Junior Dylan Sivori was six years old when he […]


Jack Derby appointed ELS program director, Cummings Family professor

On Feb. 12, Jack Derby was appointed director of the entrepreneurial leadership studies (ELS) program and the Cummings Family professor of the practice in entrepreneurship. Before joining the Tufts Gordon Institute as professor of the practice in entrepreneurial marketing and sales in 2006, Derby headed several companies and startups. The Cummings Family Professorship in Entrepreneurship, originally named the […]


More student groups embrace social entrepreneurship, support startups

Entrepreneurship courses at Tufts, run primarily through the Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies (ELS) program, aim to guide students through concepts relating to developing and sustaining the growth of new businesses. Classes offered by ELS, which is run through the Gordon Institute and offers an official minor to students, cover a range of topics, from the initial conceptual stages of a […]


Tufts hosts 3 Day Startup entrepreneurial event

Over the weekend, 85 undergraduate and graduate students participated in 3 Day Startup, a 72-hour entrepreneurial workshop program, at the Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex (CLIC). The event was hosted by the Tufts Entrepreneurial Society (TES) and the Gordon Institute’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies (ELS) program, in conjunction with the Austin-based nonprofit 3 Day Startup (3DS), according to 3DS […]


‘From Brainstorm to Business’ brings entrepreneurship into reality

Student-teachers and business partners Marcy Regalado and McCall Bliss had a revelation one day: “What if we teach what we’re doing?” According to Regalado, this idea led to an in-class application of their work as entrepreneurs. Bliss and Regalado, both seniors, taught their first Explorations class “From Brainstorm to Business” this fall semester. The class allowed first-year students to get […]


Inge Milde appointed interim director of ELS program

Inge Milde (LA ’95) was appointed interim director of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies (ELS) program in July, assuming the position previously occupied by James Barlow from 2012 to 2014. Mark Ranalli, executive director and associate dean of Tufts Gordon Institute, who joined Tufts earlier this semester, said that he will be working with Milde. “She’s got […]


Mark Ranalli selected to head Gordon Institute

Business leader and entrepreneur Mark Ranalli joined the Tufts Gordon Institute (TGI) as its new executive director, associate dean and professor of the practice earlier this month, replacing Robert Hannemann, former director of TGI and professor, who stepped down earlier this year after seven years.  As director of TGI, Ranalli said he will lead the institute by working […]


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