eShip News – January 2022

eShip News – January 2022

Director’s Note: Keep progressing ahead

Happy Winter Everyone!  It has been downright cold in Ithaca for the last 4 weeks, but it is tough to complain given that we are located in upstate NY.  We are looking forward to next week’s balmy heatwave of 35 degrees 😊.  Students are back, things are hopping and we are hoping that our April 2022 Celebration event will be live.  Keep your fingers crossed!

I wanted to highlight one new product offering that Entrepreneurship at Cornell launched this month, namely Cayuga Forum. Cayuga Forum is a professionally run peer coaching network that enables small group, facilitated, alumni-to-alumni engagement.  Each member is placed into a pod of 8 people who form lasting relationships to foster personal and business interests. Pods meet virtually. You can find more information on Cayuga Forum at

Hope to see you soon!

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

Xu Liu is Homeward Bound—for Antarctica

Xu Liu grew up in the city of Qufu, in a coal-mining region of China’s Shandong Province. Her family has worked in the coal industry for three generations. This lifelong relationship with coal has propelled Liu nearly 7,000 miles away to Ithaca, NY, where she is earning her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Cornell University.

Webinar: At Home Diagnostics

Imagine that you never had to leave your home to get tested for a sexually transmitted infection or that you could decide for yourself when to have your thyroid or iron levels checked. Would you be more proactive about your health? Today’s biotech and health tech entrepreneurs are betting your answer is “Yes.” In this […]

Startup roundup: New alliances for Ava Labs

Ava Labs, Inc. – the first client to join Cornell’s Praxis Center for Venture Development, has entered a strategic alliance with the multinational professional services group Deloitte.

Startup granted EPA registration for disinfectant system

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted Sterifre Medical, Inc. registration to begin commercial deployment of the company’s novel, automated device disinfectant system – which could help combat COVID-19 and other pathogens in health care settings.

Startup Cornell Episode 7: Lara Ciccone ’11 & Taly Matiteyahu

The seventh episode of a podcast hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Startup Cornell, features Laura Ciccone ‘11 and Taly Matiteyahu, co-founders of Blink, a voice-first blind speed dating app that helps people build meaningful connections based on genuine compatibility.

Heart monitor, ‘tinder for musicians’ win Big Ideas Competition

Four teams of undergraduate students were named winners of the Big Ideas Competition at Cornell, with ideas that help musicians connect, detect heart problems, train unemployed young adults and help with pollution issues in developing countries.

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.