eShip News – April 2023

eShip News – April 2023

Director’s Note: Springing forward as the semester ends

We have much to be thankful for as we wind down the semester.  Lots of excited interns being placed through our internship program. Lots of cool end of the year competitions, like the NYS Business Plan Competition, in which many Cornell student-founded companies participate.  Lots of engaged participants in our big Celebration event that just happened mid-April (check out the photos from the Celebration lunch here).  And, now, lots of preparation beginning for fall 2023!  Have a wonderful spring.

-Zach Shulman ’87, JD’90
Director, Entrepreneurship at Cornell

Cornell Tech campus to name ‘Feeney Way’

There will soon be a second “Feeney Way” at Cornell: a central thoroughfare at Cornell Tech to be named in honor of the transformative impact and legacy of Charles F. “Chuck” Feeney ’56, the university’s most generous donor.

Celebration honors student, alumni entrepreneurs

When Barry Beck ’90 realized that people were starting to buy practically everything online – except for luxury cosmetics – he saw the opportunity.

Startup Showcase in Silicon Valley spotlights innovation

Teams from eLab, Cornell’s student accelerator, and Cornell Tech’s Runway Startups program shared their business ideas to an audience full of members of the West Coast Cornell community at the Student Startup Showcase, presented by Cornell Silicon Valley, on March 30 at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco.

(Almost) everyone likes a helpful trash robot

How do New Yorkers react to robots that approach them in public looking for trash? Surprisingly well, actually.

New fellowship to bolster innovation in clean technology

Cornell MBA students, doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers focusing on clean energy and climate technology now have the opportunity to collaborate on real-world startup creation through a new fellowship and certificate program offered by the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.

BioEntrepreneurship Initiative Fosters Entrepreneurial Community

Members of the Cornell entrepreneurial community gathered to celebrate a successful first year of the BioEntrepreneurship Initiative at the program’s culminating workshop on March 18 at Cornell’s academic space in Midtown Manhattan.

Annual Entrepreneurship at Cornell Conference To Celebrate Student, Professional Business Leaders on Thursday

Students, faculty and alumni will gather in the Statler Hotel on April 13 and 14 for Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s annual celebration, showcasing Cornellians’ achievements in building impactful ventures.

Startup Cornell Episode 20: Barry Beck ILR ’90

Some advise for life from Barry Beck ’90, Cornell’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2023

Founder Taps into Solution for Understaffed Nursing Homes

Kayla Wooley, MBA ’22, came of age in the senior care industry. She began learning the family business of operating nursing homes from the bottom up—beginning work in the seventh grade as a summer intern and eventually becoming licensed after college to assume a leadership role at a facility in Rhode Island. “For as long […]

Hotel Alumna Karli Miller-Hornick ’12 Fulfills Entrepreneurial Path Through Cannabis Business

When Karli Miller-Hornick ’12 first attended Cornell, she never thought she would end up founding a cannabis business here in Ithaca. Now, 15 years later, she is a licensed cannabis cultivator and manufacturer with four cannabis brands, as the cannabis market continues to grow.

Former director at the SC Johnson College of Business discusses his summer business course in NYC

This summer, students can explore business management in the center of global business by taking The Business World in New York City, offered by Cornell’s School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions.

Applications open for fifth annual Grow-NY competition

Innovative agribusinesses are encouraged to apply through June 15 for the fifth iteration of the Grow-NY food and agriculture business competition.

Entrepreneurship celebration recognizes Cornellian startups

Statler Hall will fill with hundreds of Cornell students, faculty and alumni on Thursday and Friday, April 13-14, for the Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration, an annual event for the entrepreneurial community that recognizes Cornellian startup successes.

Special thanks to our corporate sponsor partnerships

Entrepreneurship at Cornell is delighted to receive support from a wonderful group of Corporate Sponsor Partners who help make our work possible.