Welcome to the Lauder Institute Alumni Association website. We are pleased to announce that we are adopting the original alumni organization name and will continue to live here at lauderlove.com to connect, learn from and help one another.
Meet and connect with fellow alums at your leisure in the Lauder Love lounge!
We have a new virtual social home! The Lauder Love lounge is ours to use for class gatherings, Lauder meetings, or parties. Some of you were able to attend and enjoy one of our holiday parties. This space is here for us! It's open at all times - all you have to do is go. Let us know if you organize something, and share your experience with us - including photos! Chrome browser required. Click here for helpful hints on how to use this fun space.
Thank you to Colton Neves ’15, Japanese track, who works for Sophya, a startup focused on making work work for everyone, anywhere and at any time. They build virtual spaces to help any team succeed delightfully in the remote world. Connect with him for a tour here - https://calendly.com/sophya-colton.
Introducing Lauder Stories
We are excited to launch a new program, Lauder Stories, and we invite you to participate in our first storytelling event, to be held May 21. It’s sort of like The Moth, or a Slam, or Wharton Storytellers. Alums are invited to share their personal stories inspired by a theme.
Our first theme is “And then it hit me…” This is the jumping off point for stories for those who would like to volunteer to speak. Stories should be no more than 5 minutes long. We will select 5 stories that will be shared in a virtual event on May 21 at 12:00pm EDT. Please submit a paragraph describing your story by May 7, and we will let you know if you have been selected by May 14.
This is our inaugural event, but we plan to hold Lauder Stories regularly throughout the year with different themes. If you can’t make this one but would like to speak at a future event, please email us.
Announcing the Lauder Entrepreneurship Ecosystem (LEE)
The Lauder Entrepreneur Affinity Group is excited to launch this initiative to support Lauder entrepreneurs and fast forward better business ideas.
Entrepreneurs: For students and alumni, this community can help you reach your next level - whether you are founding your business, working as an early-stage team member, or are drafting your business plan.
Experienced professionals and investors: This is your opportunity to connect with entrepreneurs, share your knowledge, find your next investment, and expand your own perspective.
We’re looking to you to make this as impactful as possible. We’re launching with 3 ways to get involved:
Peer-to-Peer Networking: Meet other entrepreneurs at start-ups in different industries, functions, and geographies. We’ll coordinate group discussions so you can get advice from peers facing similar challenges, exchange ideas and resources, and support each other’s journeys. To learn more, reach out to Carlos Mendes Neto ‘88 or Francis Doumet ‘11.
Expert Network Connections: Join us to connect with entrepreneurs and provide your insights to drive their businesses forward. We’ll match you based on your expertise, interests, and availability. No required time commitment. Our focus areas are sales, fundraising, and law, and we’re happy to involve professionals in any industry or function. For details, contact Sarit Henig ‘15 or Keith Kohler ‘93.
Investor and Angel Introductions: Help Lauder entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses. Open to alumni working in Venture Capital or experienced angel investors. You give us your preferences- making connections, giving feedback, sourcing investments, or more- and we’ll connect you with relevant Lauder entrepreneurs. To learn more, contact Ben Shephard ‘14, Stephen Dreskin ‘86, or Marina Jacobson ‘93. Wharton Alumni Angels founder John Braze WG'16 shared an overview of the group's activities at a recent webinar in the Lauder Lounge.
Our jobs board is live!
Welcome to the LIAA Jobs Board. Here you can view and post open positions and share with fellow alumni and current students. It's a great way to support our community.
Update your profile!
Help us to update the entire Lauder database! Please spend a few minutes to update your alumni profile.
Make sure to share your interests by checking off some of the new Affinity Groups.
The more robust our information, the more powerful the Lauder community can be!
We want to hear from you!
Contact us at if you would like to get more involved with our efforts to bring our amazing alumni together!