eShip News – September 2021

eShip News – September 2021

Director’s Note: All fall things

Fall is the season of many things!  Pumpkins, Halloween, college soccer (Cornell’s men’s team is kicking butt!), beautiful foliage…..and lots of entrepreneurship!  Our eLab teaching team just selected 20 teams to join its student business accelerator program for the 2021/2022 academic year and we are gearing up for the Big Idea Competition (undergraduates only).  Additionally, our big fall conference, Eclectic Convergence, is around the corner on November 12th, and hopefully we will hold it in person at the TimesCenter in NYC.  Hope to see you there.  Happy Fall!

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

Alumni gifts will support Cornell Bowers CIS

Gifts totaling $10 million – $5 million from Steve Conine ’95 and his wife Alexi Conine ’96, and $5 million from Niraj Shah ’95 and his wife Jill Shah – will support the construction of a leading-edge new building for the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science.

Startup Cornell Episode 4: Jamie Kim

The fourth episode of a podcast hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Startup Cornell,  features Jamie Kim ’19, founder and CEO of Jamie’s Farm, a company that inspires change in the way we eat on a daily basis through the humble form of granola.

Entrepreneur lays out how Cirona Labs broke into CBD emulsions space

The Geneva, NY-based company supplies water-soluble cannabinoid and botanical ingredients. During an interview at SupplySide East, Hunter Friedland, founder and CEO, explained how Cirona Labs was born out of Cornell University.

Next 1000 Entrepreneurs Putting Compassion At The Heart Of Their Businesses

While the U.S. economy continues to suffer the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic and escalating climate disasters, American entrepreneurship remains as resilient as ever.

Grow-NY startups pioneer food and ag innovations

From fully autonomous berry harvesters to plant-based lupini bean protein bars, the startups competing for $3 million in prize money at this year’s Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Competition are bringing revolutionary innovations to market.

Entrepreneurial students connect at kickoff event

Nearly 300 students flocked to eHub in Collegetown Sept. 9 for a kickoff event hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, where two student teams were declared winners of the eLab pitch contest.

AgriTech renovation supports learning for NYS ag industries

State and university leaders gathered for a ribbon cutting Sept. 9 to celebrate the $3.5 million renovation of Jordan Hall on the Cornell AgriTech campus in Geneva

Accelerator offers student entrepreneurs alternative summer experience

From online yoga teacher certification to a socially equitable real estate development company, the Johnson Summer Startup Accelerator (JSSA), a ten-week summer intensive to propel student entrepreneurs to success, graduated its newest cohort of innovative startup founders this summer.

Weaving inclusivity, style into wearable tech

Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao was a doctoral student in the early 2010s when smartwatches were all the rage.

Charlotte Latina Entrepreneurs Complete Cornell University Certificate Program

Sil Ganzó launched her nonprofit eight years ago.

Living the mission, SimpliFed’s CEO Andrea Ippolito Raised Round While Pregnant With Her Second Child

SimpliFed, a company dedicated to revolutionizing infant nutrition via their virtual lactation and baby feeding support platform, has raised $500K in their pre-seed round.

Students can explore resources at entrepreneurship kickoff event

Students who have an interest in business creation, venture capital, technology, startups, social enterprises or anything related to entrepreneurship can learn more about the vast array of available campus resources during Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s kickoff event Sept. 9 at eHub Collegetown, 409 College Ave.

D’Artagnan’s Daughter, Alix Daguin, Has Built an Unusual Farm in Upstate New York

It takes a quick stride to follow Alix Daguin through her farm, All One One All (AOOA).

Morocco’s eCommerce Startup Acquires Mobile Credit Book App, a Moroccan company that supplies some of what the company stated are 200,000 convenience stores in the country, has completed an acquisition and raised capital, according to published reports and news releases.

Food Truck Rental Startup Helps Chefs Get in the Game

When the pandemic hit last year, Dajohn Orange, owner and head cook of downtown-based pop-up D Lo’s Kitchen, was forced to put his dream of opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant on hold.

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.