eShip News – April 2024

eShip News – April 2024

Director’s Note: Entrepreneurship in sight

Student course finals are in sight!  End of semester is in sight! And next year’s planning is in sight!  We will take a big breadth, but not a big pause.  Keep in touch, and if you are not already on the eship listserv, please join to stay up to speed on all things Cornell entrepreneurship related. Just go to, scroll down the bottom, and you will see where to join.  Enjoy your spring!

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

Malika Grayson, Ph.D. ’16: From graduate school to global inspiration

For Malika Grayson, M.S. ’14, Ph.D. ’16, earning advanced degrees in mechanical engineering at Cornell propelled her entrepreneurial journey in STEM advocacy, inspiring her to motivate others to pursue their dreams and overcome challenges.

Student startups pitch innovations in Silicon Valley

Student teams from eLab, Cornell’s student startup accelerator, and Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute Runway Startup Program at Cornell Tech pitched their innovative ideas at San Francisco’s Autodesk Gallery on March 28.

Entrepreneurship Celebration honors alumni, student innovators

More than 300 people joined in two days of campus activities celebrating Cornell entrepreneurs April 11-12, including events to honor Tim Barry ’93 as the 2024 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year.

Life as a Cornell entrepreneur: ‘I have people in my corner who inspire me’

Richlove Nkansah ’26 was buzzing with excitement the week before spring break – she had just launched her business and was headed to California to pitch it to a group of Silicon Valley Cornell alumni and entrepreneurs.

Engagement is the heart of Tim Chi’s ’98 success

Anyone tying the knot or attending a wedding in recent years has likely heard of The Knot Worldwide,

Startup Cornell Episode #31: Tim Barry ’93

The newest episode of a podcast hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Startup Cornell, features Tim Barry ‘93, the chair and CEO of VillageMD, and this year’s Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year.

Whipped cream disruptor to speak at entrepreneurship celebration

Whipped cream in a can has three big days: Thanksgiving (pie topper), Christmas (more pie) and Mother’s Day (to gussy up Mom’s breakfast in bed). Otherwise, the aerosol cylinder usually sits forlornly in the fridge door with its condiment brethren.

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.