Entrepreneurship at Cornell Honors Barry Beck as 2023 Entrepreneur of the Year

Entrepreneurship at Cornell recently named Barry Beck ’90 as the recipient of the 2023 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, which will be presented by Chancellor Martha Pollock at Cornell’s annual Entrepreneurship Gala on April 14.

Beck, who studied industrial labor relations, has founded several companies, including Tower Systems, a chain management store company, and dental technology platform Evenly. Most notably, he founded the cosmetics brand Bluemercury in 1999 with his wife, Marla Beck.

Entrepreneurship at Cornell has honored alumni annually since 1984. According to Debra Mosch, assistant director of entrepreneurship at Cornell, a committee of faculty and alumni generally evaluates between 20 and 40 candidates each year. Past winners include Sanford Weill ’55, former CEO of Citigroup, and Niraj Shah ’95 and Steve Conine ’95, founders of Wayfair.


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