Remy Arteaga, MBA

Remy currently serves as the Executive Director of CUNY Startups, a CUNY wide organization focused on improving the economic mobility of CUNY students through entrepreneurship programs. Remy previously served as Director of McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship within the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. At McGuire, Remy was responsible for delivering excellent academic and co-curricular programs that reached students throughout the university. 

As a professional with over 20 years of innovation experience, Remy has succeeded at launching and establishing new businesses, programs and initiatives. He brings a unique background that includes managing a non-profit, multiple successful startups, consulting on innovation, managing entrepreneurship centers in higher education, and creating a best in class entrepreneurship initiative at Stanford University. Remy also co-authored the John Wiley & Sons innovation and entrepreneurship book titled “Pivot.”

In the corporate and startup industries, he has launched and managed businesses, programs and initiatives. His higher education experience at University of Arizona, Stanford University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and University of Colorado- Boulder, allowed him to launch and manage curricular programs, accelerators, entrepreneurship centers, co-working spaces and entrepreneurship boot camps.

As a thought leader, Remy has been featured and quoted by several financial media outlets including CNN Money, Yahoo Finance, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. Also, as executive director of a non-profit, Remy launched and managed entrepreneurship research and education programs at Stanford University. Remy also has a rich history in technology commercialization with more than 20 years’ experience. 

As an entrepreneur, Remy raised millions of dollars in seed funding from angel investors, developed and negotiated investment agreements, built and managed startup teams, defined and negotiated licensing deals, and negotiated the multi-million dollar acquisition of his second startup. 

In his most recent startup experience, Remy helped launch a university generated software technology startup where he served as CEO for five years, before resigning to join Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as Adjunct Professor, Program Director for the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship, and Entrepreneur in Residence.

Remy received his BS in engineering at the University of Rochester and MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.