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Some advice for life from Barry Beck '90, Cornell’s Entrepreneur of the Year

The 20th episode of a podcast hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Startup Cornell, features Barry Beck ’90, co-founder and former CEO of Bluemercury, the nationwide luxury beauty brand that was acquired by Macy’s in 2015. Beck will be honored on campus April 13-14 as Cornell's 2023 Entrepreneur of the Year during the Celebration event.

Beck is also the founder and CEO of Evenly Technologies, Inc., a technology and telemedicine orthodontic platform, and co-founder of M-61 Laboratories, creators of M-61 Skincare and Lune+Aster Cosmetics, the first clinical vegan and sustainable cosmetic brands.


Beck talks about how he built his businesses, offers advice for upcoming entrepreneurs and shares his thoughts on the importance of family.

The Startup Cornell podcast, which launched in summer 2021, features interviews with young Cornell entrepreneurs, who tell their stories of successes and failures and offer actionable advice for building and growing a business. It’s available on the Entrepreneurship at Cornell website, as well as Apple podcasts, Spotify and Soundcloud. It’s being created with help from Bert Odom-Reed of the Cornell Broadcast Studios and edited by Abigail Younger.

Past guests have included Natalie Egan ’02 (she/her), founder of Translator Inc., Julie and Alexander Littauer both MBA ‘20, co-founders of Sovi Wine, Jared Karson ‘13, co-founder and CFO of Horatio and Aziza Glass D.V.M. ‘15, owner of Personal Touch Veterinary Clinic and a star on the Disney XD and Hulu show “Roman to the Rescue.”

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