eShip News – March 2021

eShip News – March 2021

Director’s Note: Spring has sprung

This past week it hit at least 60 degrees every day, but of course next week it will probably snow!  Regardless, it feels like we have turned a corner on many fronts, and hopefully the road ahead will be a bit smoother for everyone.  Our big spring event is coming up in a month on April 29th and 30th.  Check out the agenda for the Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration here.  Obviously the event is virtual, but we have a wonderful line up of activity, including an hour with Cornell President Martha Pollack as she honors Chuck Feeney ’56 with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Entrepreneurship and Humanity and conducts a fireside chat with the former CEO of Atlantic Philanthropies, the foundation that Mr. Feeney created to give away his entire wealth during his lifetime.  We are so looking forward to Celebration and hope you can join us!

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

Cornell AI startup secures $1 million in seed funding

Iterate Labs, a startup with Cornell beginnings that uses wearable sensors and computer vision to drive factory production and worker safety, has obtained $1 million in seed funding to support the company’s growth.

New award honors Feeney for entrepreneurship, generosity

Charles F. “Chuck” Feeney ’56, founding chairman of The Atlantic Philanthropies and the university’s most generous donor, will be the first recipient of a new Cornell award created in his name to honor successful entrepreneurs who have dedicated their lives to giving back.

This Startup Raised $45 Million To Connect Healthcare Data In The Cloud

Luke Bonney ’08, and his team at Redox has invented a technology that is enabling healthcare information to flow in the cloud.

W.E. Cornell program takes on inequity in entrepreneurship

The W.E. Cornell program, which aims to improve gender representation in entrepreneurship, is launching its spring cohort as industries reckon with the inequities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Green hydrogen filling station fueled by Cornell research

Catalyzed by a Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability grant and prompted by other Cornell eco-friendly research over the past decade like the Cornell Fuel Cell Institute and the university’s Energy Materials Center, the Standard Hydrogen Corporation (SHC) and National Grid announced plans March 11 to build the first hydrogen “energy station” of its kind in the nation.

36 Hours of Innovation at Cornell’s 2021 Digital Ag Hackathon

In just 36 hours, participants in the 2021 Digital Ag Hackathon illustrated some of the ways an industry as ancient as agriculture can still benefit from modern, data-driven technological advancements.

Food supply chain app wins digital ag hackathon

An app that would maximize profit and minimize food spoilage and loss across the agriculture supply chain was named the grand prize winner in the third annual Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture (CIDA) Hackathon.

Cornell entrepreneur wins first prize at national contest

Marla Beyer, MBA/MHA ’20, hopscotched over more than 60 student teams from the U.S. and Ireland to win the $25,000 first prize at this year’s Blackstone LaunchPad’s Startup Grind Pitch Competition.

Students Innovate Global Veterinary Solutions at Cornell’s Animal Health Hackathon

A combination of entrepreneurship, interdisciplinary collaboration and a passion for animals landed three teams of students $3,000 at the fifth annual Cornell Animal Health Hackathon this past weekend, hosted virtually for the first time due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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.