Tuesday, October 30, 2007


John P. Reilly of Tetragenetics recently hosted the Cornell Johnson School Entrepreneurship Club at their laboratories in Ithaca.

John explained what they do at Tetragenetics, and it has nothing to do with those cute little painted tetra fish.

Fish? Ha, no, we make proteins

It turns out that they use a little amoeba-like organism called Tetrahymena to make special proteins. They sell those proteins to researchers who are making new and better pharmaceuticals. It's really amazing technology, and yet another promising startup in Ithaca based on Cornell technology.

Thanks JPR!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Pumpkin Head

This is my $1 jack-o-lantern:

Ok, it's not even a real pumpkin, but "plastic bowl head" doesn't sound nearly as catchy.

Thursday, October 11, 2007


I have been playing rugby with the MBA students. This is a picture after playing four games in one day in Philadelphia:

Big Country, 3rd from left

They gave me the fun nickname of "Big Country". With apologies to Bryant Reeves, I do like the moniker. A Southerner in upstate New York stands out as much as I do among these guys. Instead of "awkwardly tall guy", I get Big Country. Solid.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Lighting the Fuse

Another quick event announcement: Fuse 2007 is a conference sponsored by the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. This conference was been successful at promoting technology and entrepreneurship in upstate New York. I'll be there Tuesday and Wednesday, and I hope you will be too!