Lee thinks the documents linked below are especially unique reading for anyone who wants to pursue the entrepreneurial path.

12 Tips for Change

Hit Based Businesses

Predicting the Unpredictable

Starting a Business

Long Tail

Why Craigslist Works

Writing Sensible Email Messages

Email Etiquette (Rand)


In appreciation:

Cornell University Certificate of Appreciation



Lee returns at the invitation of the Dean of the School of Hotel Administration to speak for “Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry” on June 12, 2008. The event, at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C., is moderated by Michael D. Johnson, Dean and E.M. Statler Professor. For further information on the event, please contact: Brenda Ramin-Thomas, 607-255-8702, bkr26@cornell.edu.

Cornell Annoucement and Invitation
Cornell Website Link


A unique roundtable Q&A session with serial entrepreneur Lee Stein. In addition to a passion for philanthropy and protecting the environment, Lee Stein has successfully implemented ventures in the following areas:

Venture Capital
Managing Partner of Virtual Group, LLC, a VC firm investing in early stage companies;
Founder of Prize Capital, an innovative venture financing model that capitalizes global competitions for finding solutions to health, scientific, and technological problems;
Real Estate Financing and Development
President of Seaport Village, an entertainment retailing complex in San Diego;
Co-founder of firm that developed Ramada Maingate at Disneyland, a 467-room hotel next to Disneyland, CA;
Internet Commerce
Inventor (3 patents), co-founder of First Virtual, Chairman and CEO at the time of its IPO, developed a secure online payment system, his IP subsequently acquired by eBay/Paypal;
Entertainment Finance
Co-founder of Stein & Stein, a management and advisory company for high net worth individuals primarily in the entertainment industry.

In addition, special one-on-one breakout sessions will be available for a few selected students to discuss their business concepts. By invitation only. For more information, please contact Christopher Sanson at cds46@cornell.edu or visit www.ihe.cornell.edu.

Cornell Press Release
Today at Cornell (April 5, 2006)


Links to stein.to

lee's bio
lee's personal page
lee's publications
Virtual Group, LLC
Prize Capital