CREA Webinars

Returning to Work After COVID-19:
Employment Planning and Managing a Changed Workforce

Entrepreneur in Residence and Attorney at Law Nate Cook will moderate a panel focused on legal and practical issues startups and business owners should consider when creating recovery plans to re-engage their work forces. The panel will also explore steps you can take now to best manage your workforce in the next three to six months and predicted long-term changes to workforce structures.


  • Harry Katz, Professor of Collective Bargaining at the ILR School
  • Paul Wagner, Cornell School of Hotel Administration

Recording date: April 23, 2020 

Remote Leadership in Startups and Small Business

Entrepreneur in Residence Steve Sauer leads an interactive webinar focused on leading remote teams and how theories and science apply to startups and small businesses. Further discussions include insight from CEOs on leading companies while working from home and hiring new employees in a virtual world.


  • Elizabeth Mannix, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Management at Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
  • Charlie Mulligan, CEO of GiveGab
  • Ken Rother, Director of Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
  • Nick Nickitas, CEO and Co-founder of Rosie

Recording date: April 9, 2020 

Supporting Startups Through COVID-19

Hosted by Nate Cook, Entrepreneur in Residence at Cornell University, this webinar addresses SBA Disaster Loans, Unemployment Insurance, and other resources and opportunities currently available to businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19, and features special guests including:

  • Judy Cherry, Executive Director, Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development; and Chair, Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council
  • Jonathan Greene, Senior Investment Director, New York Ventures
  • Kellyann O’Mara, Vice President, M&T Bank
  • Ken Rother, Director, Rev: Ithaca Startup Works Bill Waring, CEO, Areti Construction
  • Brad Treat, Program Director and Entrepreneur-in Residence, Southern Tier Startup Alliance
  • Lindsay Wolf, Business Advisor at Small Business Development Center

Recording date: March 26, 2020