eShip News – January 2023

eShip News – January 2023

Director’s Note: Happy Holidays

Happy Winter everyone!  Students are back, there is snow on the ground (not much), and things are hopping on campus.  Check out our new entrepreneurship course listing matrix, which is updated and much more functional, and also consider joining us for our annual entrepreneurship Celebration in April, where we will honor our 2023 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year, Barry Beck ’90.  Hope to see you in April if not before!

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

Any person, any venture: Seeking to diversify entrepreneurial community

The newest member of the Cornell’s entrepreneurial community is already working with students to expand opportunities for involvement.

Startup Cornell Episode 18: Natalie Egan ’02

The 18th episode of a podcast hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Startup Cornell, features Natalie Egan ’02 (she/her), founder of Translator Inc., a startup that builds diversity, equity and inclusion software for corporations, schools and nonprofits.

Entrepreneurship program emboldens spice startup founder

For Abena Foli, the farm-to-table lifestyle is a birthright. Each day she uses the knowledge she gained from growing up on her father’s farm in Ghana to enrich her career as a food scientist and regulatory affairs leader.

Bluemercury founder Barry J. Beck named Entrepreneur of the Year

Barry J. Beck ’90 has been named the 2023 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year, Entrepreneurship at Cornell announced Jan. 23.

Venture Capitalist Patrick George is Passionate About Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed

A venture capitalist who relishes helping entrepreneurs and invests in late seed stage companies, a U.S. Marine Corps reservist and Iraq war veteran who commanded a Marine Recon company, and a strong believer in paying it forward for Cornell and Johnson, Patrick George, MBA ’13 (Two-Year MBA), is one of the 2022 10 Under 10 Notable Alumni honored […]

Cornell startup cultivates animal protein from plants

The future of creating animal protein won’t need a drafty barn, but instead may reside in a toasty greenhouse: Forte Protein – a new startup that grows commercial animal proteins inside agricultural plants – has joined Cornell’s Center for Life Science Ventures business incubator.

Twelve eLab teams advance to spring semester

Of the 28 teams that eLab, Cornell’s student accelerator, welcomed in the fall, 12 student startups will continue on to the spring semester having validated their diverse business ideas.

Cornell to help boost US supply of critical energy minerals

A Cornell professor will play a major role in a new federally funded project to increase the domestic supply of critical minerals needed to boost green energy.

Scholarships offer opportunities for aspiring food and beverage entrepreneurs

The New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech (CoE), in collaboration with the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park (Tech Farm), is pleased to offer Food Spark, a scholarship program available to qualified candidates to participate in the virtual eCornell Food Product Development Certificate program.

Amid war, Cornell faculty, staff support Ukrainian startups

In 2014, Charles K. Whitehead ’83, the Myron C. Taylor Alumni Professor of Business Law, was invited to lecture at a premier university in Ukraine – a country that many in the U.S., at that time, might not have been able to locate on a map.

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.