eShip News – June 2021

eShip News – June 2021

Director’s Note: Not so lazy days of summer

June wrapped up with 2 featured speakers on our CEN/EaC produced webinar series. You can check out the videos of Tammy Jones ’87 and John Noe ’99 here by scrolling to the bottom of the playlist. We will be resuming the webinars in late August!  As we start to emerge from the pandemic, there is much optimism for in person events, and we are in full planning mode.  We have our Eship kickoff event for students on September 9th and our big NYC conference, Eclectic Convergence on November 12th and a bunch of things planned for in between! Take care, and we hope that your early summers have been wonderful!

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

Kessler Fellows secure startup internships for summer 2021

Students in this year’s Kessler Fellows cohort have secured summer internship placements and are getting to work contributing to startups across the nation.

Chobani Scholars program supports future NYS dairy leaders

Libby Swatling ’24 describes herself as “cow-obsessed” since age 2, when she was first introduced to a Jersey cow on a dairy farm in Saratoga County, New York.

Entrepreneurship at Cornell launches new “Startup Cornell” podcast

A new podcast hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell launched in June, exploring the bold entrepreneurial ideas coming from Cornell students, faculty, staff and young alumni.

Regional partnership takes a chance on New York chickpeas

Carl Taber knelt down at the edge of a field on his 500-acre farm, took a wrench to his planting machine, and did something he had done only a few times before. He calibrated the equipment to plant chickpeas – a crop rarely grown in upstate New York.

TIAA gift champions Dyson program addressing emerging markets

A transformative gift by TIAA is helping strengthen an international Cornell program that immerses students in unparalleled learning experiences by working with small companies, organizations, and community groups located in developing countries and emerging economies.

Four teams win big in Cornell Tech startup contest

Cornell Tech awarded four student startup companies with pre-seed funding worth up to $100,000 in its eighth annual Startup Awards competition, announced at Cornell Tech’s virtual Open Studio, held May 26.

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.