eShip News – October 2022

eShip News – October 2022

Director’s Note: Happy Halloween!

The semester is literally flying by!  We just held our annual Eclectic Convergence at Cornell Tech on October 21st.  It was a fantastic conference with our guest speakers going into details on their entrepreneurial journeys.  If interested, you can view the entire event here:  And we also just held our annual BIG Ideas Competition for undergraduate students only. The scope of the ideas is always energizing!

Happy Halloween!

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

BioEntrepreneurship Initiative Helps D’Amato Transform Research to Reality 

Among the promising group of life science researchers and business students in the inaugural cohort of the BioEntrepreneurship Initiative is Anthony D’Amato, a postdoctoral fellow in biomedical engineering at Cornell. D’Amato is taking advantage of several of Cornell’s resources for entrepreneurs as he translates his research into a new venture that hopes to significantly improve […]

Conference features insightful advice, stories from entrepreneurs

Reema Shah MBA/MS ‘24 was inspired by the story of Lara Sullivan ’94 at the Eclectic Convergence conference Oct. 21 in New York City, sponsored and hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell.

Startup Cornell Episode 15: Ken Babcock ’13

The 15th episode of a podcast hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Startup Cornell, features Ken Babcock ‘13, co-founder of Tango, a company that helps you to create beautiful step-by-step how-to guides with screenshots.

eLab companies pitch ideas to NYC audience

An Oct. 20 pitch event in New York City offered a good sampling of the kinds of entrepreneurial ideas brewing among Cornell students

Josh Wolfe ’99 invests in human ambition

“If I told you ten years ago that you’d be swiping, flicking, and zooming your way through the day, you’d have rolled your eyes and dismissed this as nonsense,” observes Josh Wolfe ’99.

Summer startup internships send Kessler Fellows around the world

For 10 weeks over the summer, the 13 students in the 2022 cohort of the Kessler Fellows program spread across the globe to gain firsthand experience working for startups. Now, they have returned to campus for their senior year armed with valuable new skills and connections in the startup world.

eLab announces record cohort of student startups

A record 28 teams were selected in a competitive process to participate in eLab, Cornell’s student startup accelerator, as part of the 2022-23 cohort.

From breakthrough to business: two entrepreneurs find their home as Activate Fellows at Cornell’s Praxis Center

Alexa Schmitz Ph.D ’18, co-founder and CEO of REEgen, and Austin Hickman Ph.D. ’21, co-founder and CEO of Soctera, have turned their Cornell-based research into ventures that could transform sustainable energy infrastructure and next-generation communications, respectively

Johnson Summer Startup Accelerator Celebrates Progress at Demo Day

The 12 teams that made up the 2022 Johnson Summer Startup Accelerator (JSSA) cohort devoted themselves to working on a vast array of startups, but shared one big similarity: the progress they made on their businesses, which was displayed at Demo Day in early September in Ithaca, N.Y.  Supported by the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate […]

NYC entrepreneurship conference features founders, social entrepreneurs, venture capitalists

This year’s Eclectic Convergence conference in New York City at Cornell Tech will feature six inspiring entrepreneurs and investors involved in fields ranging from women’s health to design software.

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.