eShip News – October 2023

eShip News – October 2023

Director’s Note: Eship listserv is all treats

Happy fall, everyone.  Might get some snow showers tonight in Ithaca! Every once in a while, we like to remind people that the BEST way to stay on top of the Cornell eship ecosystem is to subscribe to our listserv.  Currently there are over 6500 members, and all members can send messages (all messages come to me for approval first).  Events, job postings, customer discover requests, mentoring opportunities, etc., all get pushed out to the listserv. Just go to, scroll to the bottom and you will see where to join.  Happy Halloween!!

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

Honey-based beverage grabs grand prize at food hackathon

Members of the “Bad Bees in Business” team were up late into the night Oct. 20, making trips to Wegmans and then mixing tea, lavender, honey and other ingredients to create their entry into the 2023 Food Hackathon, held at Stocking Hall.

NYC conference Nov. 3 features leading entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs will gather to hear fireside chats with top business leaders, enjoy multiple networking and engagement opportunities and hear startup pitches Nov. 3 at Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s Eclectic Convergence 2023.

Student hackathons focus on food, ag, animals, health and business services

Five hackathons this year will bring students together to solve problems and create new business ideas related to food, digital agriculture, animal health and healthcare and global business services.

Chuck Feeney, Cornell’s ‘third founder,’ dies at 92

Charles F. “Chuck” Feeney ’56, founding chairman of The Atlantic Philanthropies and Cornell University’s most generous donor, died Oct. 9 in San Francisco.

Johnson Summer Startup Accelerator culminates at Demo Day

After a 10-week intensive program this summer, the 2023 Johnson Summer Startup Accelerator (JSSA) cohort celebrated innovation and progress at its culminating Demo Day on Sept. 9 at the Sage Atrium in Ithaca, New York.

Startup Cornell Episode 26: Lauren Brand ’12

The newest episode of a podcast hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Startup Cornell, features Lauren Brand ’12, co-founder of Fatty Sundays, a company that creates chocolate covered pretzels in an array of unique flavors that are customizable for any occasion.

Kessler Fellows gain startup experience at internships

Many students at Cornell spend the summer between their junior and senior years gaining professional experience through internships.

Cornell Student Develops a Greener Phone

by Sabrina Khaleque There are more phones in the world than there are people, and in 2022, an estimated 5.3 billion of these devices became waste. Asma Ansari ’25, an electrical and computer engineering student at Cornell, aims to address this problem with her startup, Orgophone.   Orgophone’s mission is to make the most sustainably and […]

$13.5M gift to Human Ecology supports design across disciplines

The College of Human Ecology has received a $13.5 million gift commitment to support cross-college design research and collaboration across disciplines. The gift includes funding for a new 15,000-square-foot design makerspace on the Ithaca campus, a 2,500-square-foot design studio in Martha Van Rensselaer Hall and a new scholarship fund for Human Ecology undergraduates in the Department […]

eLab welcomes record cohort of student entrepreneurs 

Twenty-eight student teams have been selected to participate in the fall cohort of eLab, Cornell’s student startup accelerator.

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.