At Cornell we have a wide range of funding opportunities that are not competition based (though they are competitive!). These range from providing stipends for internships to financial fellowships that allow students to work on their own companies over the summer as opposed to taking a traditional summer job at an established company. Additionally, we provide opportunities for startup companies to raise investment dollars directly from programs affiliated with Cornell and/or Cornell alumni. One example, BR Ventures, is a MBA student run fund, which provides valuable experience to its managers.

We are also pleased to have a few VC scout funds on campus bringing some larger venture capital funds into view. We welcome the interaction with Dorm Room Fund, Rough Draft Ventures and Triphammer Ventures.

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Encourages the development and growth of young entrepreneurs at Cornell

Read more about the Cane Entrepreneurship Scholars

Provides funding for MBA students to participate in the Johnson Summer Startup Accelerator

Read more about Vrinda Kadiyali Entrepreneur Fund

Provides funding for Johnson alumni who start their own businesses

Read more about Vrinda Kadiyali Entrepreneur Fund

Early stage venture capital fund operated by MBA students

Read more about Big Red Ventures

Cornell Research's next generation funding program

Read more about IGNITE Cornell

Regional and national training courses with NSF funding to help researchers get out of the lab and explore the market potential of their discoveries.

Read more about the Interior Northeast I-Corps Hub

Provides funding to Johnson MBA students who take low compensation internships

Read more about Social Impact Internship Fund

Allows Engineering PhD students to take a deep dive into commercialization

Read more about Cornell Engineering Commercialization Fellowship

Allows individuals to make angel investments in startups tied to Cornell University

Read more about Red Bear Angels

A student team empowering student startups

Read more about Rough Draft Ventures

A fund investing in student-led companies

Read more about Dorm Room Fund

Allows Cornell alums to add venture capital to their portfolio

Read more about Triphammer Ventures

Supports Cornell students who wish to spend their summer pursuing entrepreneurship

Read more about Beck Entrepreneurship Fellows

A full list of Cornell alumni working in venture capital

Read more about Cornell Venture Capitalists

Supports Cornell students who wish to spend their summer pursuing their entrepreneurial businesses or business concepts.

Read more about the Human Spirit Entrepreneurship Fellows Program

Connecting Cornell researchers with Johnson MBA students to develop the next generation of startup C-suite leaders in green technology

Read more about the Green Technology Innovation Fellowship.

Seed funding for early-stage product development

Read more about the SBIR/STTR Assistance Program