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
Professor of Practice
Greg Pass is a Professor of Practice and was formerly the founding Chief Entrepreneurial Officer of Cornell Tech. Greg teaches the Startup & Product Ideas course in the Cornell Tech Studio (https://tech.cornell.edu/studio/), and advises efforts to improve the culture and programs of Cornell Tech, including studio-based education, product development and startup activities, and student engagement with organizations and practitioners.
He is also the founder of \Art at Cornell Tech (https://backslashart.org), creating new art forms and art technologies that escape convention.
A serial entrepreneur, Greg was the first CTO and VP of Engineering at Twitter, the Co-Founder and CTO at realtime search startup Summize, acquired by Twitter, and the Co-Founder and CTO at image search startup ToFish, acquired by AOL. He is also Chairman of Rhizome, supporting contemporary art that creates richer and more critical digital cultures, and is an active advisor to startup companies and nonprofits, including Medium.
Greg received a B.A. in Computer Science with a concentration in Cognitive Studies from Cornell University in 1997.
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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