eShip News – September 2022

eShip News – September 2022

Director’s Note: It’s Fall- time for Eclectic Convergence!

We hope that you all are enjoying your fall semester as much as we are!  The eLab teaching team just accepted a new batch of 28 teams into our student business accelerator program, we held our annual eship kickoff event with over 300 students attending and our Eclectic Convergence conference is around the corner on October 21st at Cornell Tech.  We hope to see you there!

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

Cornell startups get $3M from NYS to impede disease outbreak

Two Cornell startup companies – Halomine, Inc. and Inso Biosciences, Inc. – have received nearly $3 million in New York state grants to thwart future outbreaks of infectious disease, including COVID-19 and its variants, and to help fortify the state’s expanding life science industries.

Startup Cornell Episode #14: David Stein MBA ’20

The 14th episode of a podcast hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Startup Cornell, features David Stein MBA ‘20, co-founder and CEO of Ash Wellness, a company that makes healthcare more accessible and inclusive by offering at-home testing kits.

Members of Cornell Community Featured in Entrepreneurship Article

Several members of the Cornell community recently contributed to “Think You’re Not an Entrepreneur? Think Again,” a piece published by the Association for Women in Science on how entrepreneurial skills can be applied beyond startups. The article’s authors include graduate student Rikki Serafina Laser, Ph.D. candidate Bhaavya Srivastava, and Susi Varvayanis, Executive Director of the […]

Entrepreneurship faculty win grants for course development

Twelve faculty members are recipients of 2022 Louis H. Zalaznick Teaching Assistantships, receiving funds of $1,500 to $3,000 to help develop or expand courses and add teaching assistants.

Lypid brings better plant-based fats to Taiwan 

Lypid, a vegan fat startup co-founded by Cornell alumni Jen-Yu Huang and Michelle Lee, has partnered with Louisa Coffee, Taiwan’s largest coffeehouse company. The collaboration will bring Lypid’s flagship product, PhytoFat™, to six menu items at the coffeehouse’s 500+ locations.  PhytoFat improves upon existing plant-based fats by providing similar textures and melting behaviors to meat, […]

Cornell Startup Embark Founded to Assess Various Dogs’ Genealogy

Embark, a canine DNA testing company founded in 2015 by brothers Ryan and Adam Bokyo in Cornell’s Incubator for Life Science Companies, is now taking strides in studies of the canine genome

Yoga gear company wins entrepreneurship pitch contest

Pranjal Jain ’23 took home the top prize Sept. 8 in the eLab pitch fest, part of Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s kick-off event for the year.

$61M grant funds translational science at Weill Cornell Medicine

Weill Cornell Medicine was awarded a $61.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to continue funding its Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) until 2027.

Cornell awarded $15M to lead NSF I-Corps Hub

Cornell has been awarded a $15 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to lead a newly established Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Hub that will support science and technology entrepreneurship in rural regions.

Grow-NY startups foster progress and collaboration

The startups vying for $3 million in prize money at this year’s Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Competition aren’t just bringing revolutionary innovations to market, and working to solve the problems confronting agri-food systems – winners are required to make a positive impact on the region, too.

Meet the MBA Class of 2024: Ian Patrick Cairns

“I am a culinary professional determined to solve the complex problems surrounding our food system.”

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.