In more than two decades as an entrepreneur, investor, educator, advisor and board member, CJ Cornell has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs start new and innovative companies and build them into successful growth ventures.
As a serial entrepreneur, CJ Cornell was a founder or senior management at more than a dozen successful startup ventures that collectively attracted over $250 million in private funding; created nearly a thousand new jobs; and launched dozens of innovative consumer, media and communications products that have exceeded $3 billion in revenues.
Ten years ago, CJ Cornell made the transition to the academic world, where he established 3 university entrepreneurship programs; developed and taught new accredited courses in entrepreneurship, and authored over 30 papers and articles on entrepreneurship, technology and innovation.
CJ Cornell speaks regularly at industry conferences and conducts workshops, and courses on subjects pertaining to entrepreneurship and digital media.
He holds degrees in engineering, management and a Ph.D. in marketing and strategy, and sits on the board of 5 high tech companies and many public entrepreneurship development agencies.
Outside of business, CJ has practiced martial arts for over 20 years and was an instructor for eight years. He holds advanced black belts in Karate, Jujitsu, Aikido and in other disciplines. Currently he is trying to improve his half-marathon finishing times to competitive with respectable marathon finishing times.
The Smithsonian recognized CJ as one of the influential teachers and mentors of 1999.
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