eShip News – January 2024

eShip News – January 2024

Director’s Note: Welcome Back!

Students are back and slogging through the snow (and rain ☹).  Luckily, entrepreneurial activity is non-stop on our campuses – actually the volume is incredible.  Even though I am in the middle of Cornell’s eship ecosystem, I find the volume of activity incredible and inspirational!  One event I would to call out:  EaC is gearing up for our big Celebration conference in April on our Ithaca campus.  We hope to see many of you then!

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

Animal health hackathon set for Feb. 2-4

Students from all of Cornell’s schools and colleges will join forces Feb. 2-4 at the Animal Health Hackathon, which will take place at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine.

Entrepreneurs share tips on working with social media influencers

A panel of Cornell alumni and other marketing executives explored the important role social influencers play in business today during a Jan. 18 event hosted by the Cornell Entrepreneur Network and Entrepreneurship at Cornell in New York City.

How BlocPower’s Donnel Baird Developed a New Model for Green Cities (Cornell Tech @ Bloomberg)

“I one hundred percent believe that the solutions to the climate crisis are inextricably woven with solutions to wealth equality,” says Donnel Baird, the founder and CEO of BlocPower. The startup, which was founded in 2014, sources and implements sustainable building upgrades. But simply greening buildings is just the beginning of that work.

VillageMD CEO named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2024

An alumnus who co-founded a health care company that offers primary care, multispecialty and urgent care options to 1.6 million patients throughout the U.S. has been awarded Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s highest honor.

With ‘Cramp Bites,’ student creates remedy to relieve period pain

An undergrad’s Middle Eastern-flavored snacks that aim to minimize menstrual cramps are now on sale at Cornell Health’s pharmacy and will be available in the spring at five Gimme! Coffee locations in the Ithaca area.

PCCW grant helps support diverse student entrepreneurs

A grant from the President’s Council for Cornell Women (PCCW) will help build on the robust set of resources of campus for Cornell student entrepreneurs.

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.