Director’s Note: Ithaca WINters
We hope you are managing the polar vortex! Our thoughts go out to our friends down south who got a huge taste of Ithaca winter, but with no infrastructure to deal with it. Hang in there!
Speaking of WINters, our students and young alumni are continuing to outperform on the startup front. Rosie and Iterate (both former eLab teams) raised solid financing rounds, Hopscotch (another former eLab team) was accepted into ERA and we had 6 teams awarded Blackstone LaunchPad fellowships. Honestly, this is just the tip of the iceberg. I wish we had a better way of tracking all the successes. If you have any ideas on that please let us know. (thank you!!).
-Zach Shulman ’87, JD’90
Director, Entrepreneurship at Cornell
CSV21: Tech in Focus
Cornell Silicon Valley (CSV) hosts its annual spring conference with special tributes and wonderful speakers.
Cornell startup raises $44M to advance ‘C Dots’ biotech
Elucida Oncology recently received $44M in funding to expand its business (bringing total funding to $72M). “C-Dots,” formally known as Cornell Dots, have proved safe and effective at fighting cancer. Clinical trials are planned for this summer. C-Dots were developed by Uli Wiesner, the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Engineering at Cornell, more than 15 […]
Dimensional Energy emerges as $20M Carbon X Prize finalist
Dimensional Energy, a McGovernCenter startup is a finalist in the $20M Carbon X Prize Competition. The startup turns industrial gas waste emissions into earth friendly products such as jet fuel. The competition winner will be announced summer ’21.
Cornell startup wins NFL innovation competition
Organic Robotics Corporation (ORC), co-founded by Ilayda Samilgil ’19 and Rob Shepherd, associate professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, participated in the NFL’s First and Future Competition earlier this month. ORC pitched their Light Lace trademark technology in the “Innovations to Advance Player andHealth and Safety” category, and won first place.
Meet the Female Entrepreneur Disrupting the Sports Drink Industry
Susan Buckwalter MBA ’12 and Siwat Siengsanoah, Co-Founders of Recoup Wellness have developed a clean sports recovery drink based on a ginger based family recipe. The drink is clean, without any extra added sugars, GMO’s or other artificial extras.
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.