eShip News – July 2021

eShip News – July 2021

Director’s Note: Enjoying Summer

We cannot believe that “school” starts in less than a month!  As you likely know, Cornell plans to be just about 100% live come this fall term, and we hope that our many international students will be able to get back to Ithaca! The Delta variant is a bit unpredictable, but so far the situation is quite stable here in Tompkins County.  We are gearing up for our eShip Kickoff event on September 9th, which will be held at our eHub Collegetown location.  Speaking of which, in case you did not hear, the brand new Student Agencies property at the entry way to Collegetown is just about ready to open!  And it will feature a full service Ithaca Brewery restaurant and pub on the first floor (where Collegetown Bagels used to be and before that Olivers!).  Hope to see many of you in the fall as things open up.  Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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

Dog DNA startup announces $75M in venture funding

Embark Veterinary, Inc. – a canine genetics startup company that graduated from Cornell’s McGovern Center business incubator in late 2017 – announced $75 million in venture funding on July 26.

Vita Innovations Combats Emergency Room Overcrowding

Vita Innovations, a Cornell University student startup creating functional biomedical wearables, is here to change the game in emergency medicine by combatting the impacts of emergency department overcrowding.

‘Go-getter’ director nurtures McGovern incubator to maturity

When Lou Walcer ’74 stepped into the new business incubator space on Weill Hall’s fourth floor 10 years ago, he saw a blank canvas of opportunity.

Funding Helps Inso Biosciences Make Genomics Accessible

Inso Biosciences, an alumni of UNY I-Corps and I-Corps Teams, recently announced its successful securement of both a New York State Manufacturing Grant through the FuzeHub Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund and a National Institute of Health (NIH) Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award to further its mission to revolutionize biological sample preparation.

GlassGrab: From Pipe Dream to Popular App

The world of glass art is quickly rising in popularity, with the potential to soon become a mainstream collector’s market like that of streetwear or sneakers (think Supreme or Adidas). Having recognized the potential of this growing market Cornell students Gary Perelberg ‘22 and Adam Schur ’21, who share a passion for collecting glass art and entrepreneurship, […]

Jonas Weil Entrepreneurship Fellowship Helps Pediatric Telehealth Founder Make Strides

When eLab alumnus, Marla Beyer, MBA ‘20, MHA ’20, was contemplating her next move after graduation, she saw two options.

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.