eShip News – May 2023

eShip News – May 2023

Director’s Note: Congrats Class of 2023

Spring has turned to summer too fast!  The weather has been unbelievably gorgeous over the past few weeks with more sunshine in the forecast.  Cornell had a fantastic graduation over Memorial Day Weekend, and now we are planning for fall semester and a new bunch of entrepreneurial minded students!  Our eship Kickoff event is scheduled for September 6th, we have selected all the speakers for our November 3rd Eclectic Convergence conference at Cornell Tech and we are looking forward to engaging with new students from across the campus and assisting them with their eship journeys.  Have a wonderful June!

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

Mental Health and Technology Converge at Cornell Tech Summit

Cornell Tech’s Behavioral Health Next Summit: Showing the importance of integrating tech and behavioral health working together.

Clean water and medtech innovation fueled by SBIR grants

Winning an SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) or STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) grant can be the turning point in a founder’s journey. Described as “America’s Seed Fund,” this influx of non-dilutive funding gives them the resources to expand their research, conduct customer discovery, hire team members, and explore the commercialization of their innovation. However, time-intensive and […]

Ogbemudia ’25 Builds Skincare Startup at Cornell

When Osaiyekemwen (Ruth) Ogbemudia ’25 stepped onto Cornell’s campus her freshman year, she wasted no time getting involved with the university’s robust entrepreneurial ecosystem. In just two years, she has made the most of opportunities like the Black Entrepreneurs in Training (BET) program, W.E. Cornell, and the Epperson Entrepreneurship Fund to develop her skincare startup, […]

Cornell debuts biotech, pharma management program

As biotechnology and pharmaceutical professionals continue efforts to make advances in medicinal drug formulation, safety and efficacy, experts in the field are implementing innovations to address regulatory hurdles, research costs and global health challenges.

Cornell Tech Announces Winners of its 2023 Startup Awards

Four student companies receive co-working space and $100,000 in pre-seed funding to pursue their startups after graduation

CREA named partner on $30M Regional Food Business Center

Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement (CREA) has been named a key partner in establishing a Regional Food Business Center that will serve the agricultural industry across the Northeast.

Upstate 2.0 wins $1M NSF award to transform economy

Upstate 2.0, a partnership between Cornell and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) that aims to bolster economic development in upstate New York, has received a $1 million development award from the National Science Foundation’s Regional Innovation Engines.

Technology showcase returns with a BOOM

Darren Key ’25 was tired of listening to the same lofi hip-hop songs on repeat while studying.

Startup Cornell Episode 21: Nona Ullman ’88

The 21st episode of a podcast hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Startup Cornell, features Nona Ullman ‘88, CEO of LessonLoop and president of Improve LLC, companies focused on the public education and information technology sectors.

Commercialization Fellows assess innovations’ potential

Ph.D. candidates Mehrnaz Sabet, Mokshin Suri and Ruben Trujillo make up latest cohort of the Cornell Engineering Commercialization Fellowship, an entrepreneurship program designed to help researchers who are immersed in a particular technology evaluate it through a business lens.

AI ed-tech, smart contraceptive among innovation awardees

Cornell Engineering has announced the winners of its seventh annual Engineering Innovation Competition designed to encourage and recognize independent work from undergraduate students working on innovative product concepts and prototypes outside of the classroom.

Six-person Cornell spinout raises $90M for prostate cancer drugs

A small biotech, armed with technology out of Cornell University and a former Dana-Farber chief at its helm, has raised $90 million for its cancer drugs.

Big Red Ventures showcases portfolio at Annual Meeting

Big Red Ventures (BRV), Cornell’s early-stage venture capital fund, showcased the student-run portfolio and highlighted 2022-23 investments during the Annual Meeting on April 20 at Cornell Tech.

Dairy Innovation Initiative Announces 10 Finalists for the Inaugural Northeastern Dairy Product Innovation Competition

Cornell University’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement (CREA) and the Northeast Dairy Foods Research Center (NDFRC) have announced the 10 finalists for the first-ever Northeastern Dairy Product Innovation Competition, an initiative that supports food innovators in launching products made from dairy ingredients produced in the Northeast.   Funded by a $1 million grant from the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation […]

NGO connecting young adults to philanthropy wins business plan competition

“Citizens of the World,” a concept developed and pitched by Lucas Suero ’26, received the $25,000 first place prize in the 13th annual Cornell Hospitality

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.