eShip News – November 2023

eShip News – November 2023

Director’s Note: A season of giving and thanks

We hope you had a great Thanksgiving.  In case you are wondering, lake effect snow arrived in Ithaca this past week! Students are bundled up and getting ready for finals, so things are relatively calm on campus. Our eship activity continues at a fast pace, but we are definitely looking forward to the December holiday break.  Have a wonderful holiday!

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

Grow-NY winners aim to make regional economic impact

Hypercell Technologies of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, was named the $1 million grand prize winner of the fifth annual Grow-NY Food and Agriculture business competition. Six other winners split a combined $3 million in awards.

New grant to broaden support for hardware entrepreneurs

Rev: Ithaca Startup Works is set to expand its hardware accelerator programs thanks to a new $2 million “Build to Scale” grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

Entrepreneurs talk about disruption, growth and the power of AI

“The network that will make the greatest impact in your career is around you, not above you.”

Brown butter rises to the top at Pitch Deck Competition

Jonah Gershon ’24 was baking a batch of Mexican hot-chocolate-flavored sugar cookies on a Food Network competition last year when the idea came to him: Why spend 20 minutes creating brown butter for your recipe when it would be quicker to buy it off the shelf?

Cornell Researcher Launches Startup with Community’s Support

by Sabrina Khaleque Cátia Dombaxe, who was raised in the Southern African country Angola, is now a Ph.D. candidate in biomedical engineering at Cornell University. Her roots, along with her perpetual hunger for learning and experimenting, inspired Dombaxe to start Nakwaha Beauty, a skincare line targeting hyperpigmentation in black women.   Nakwaha Beauty is a brand […]

Governor Hochul Announces Round Five Winners of the Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Business Competition

$3 Million in Prize Money Awarded to Seven Food, Beverage, and Agriculture Startups – Including $1 Million Grand Prize for Hypercell Technologies of Georgia

Startup Cornell Episode 27: Osei Boateng ’18, MHA ’20

The newest episode of a podcast hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Startup Cornell, features Osei Boateng ’18, MHA ‘20, founder of OKB Hope Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to transforming healthcare delivery in Africa especially in rural and low-income communities.

Thursday night sessions connect student entrepreneurs

Every Thursday night in Collegetown’s eHub location, there’s business building going on. Fueled by Chipotle, startup ideas and knowledge from various disciplines, 30-50 students gather every week for Startup Hours, a meetup begun last year by Sean Cai ’25, an applied economics and management major in Dyson.

Urban Tech Hub Unveils Plan to Power Innovation Across NYC

Cornell Tech and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced the launch of Pilot: New York City to advance New York City as a global hub for urban innovation.

Student, alumni-run business drives impact in Nigeria

As an undergraduate at Cornell and inspired by a newfound faith, Dr. Kelechi Umoga ’15 began plans to build a health clinic in Jeida, Nigeria, an impoverished village an hour from where he grew up in Abuja. The six-room clinic opened in 2016, but after a few years of operation, Umoga was struggling to find […]

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.