The Epperson Entrepreneurship Fund provides summer funding for STEM women entrepreneurs working to advance their innovations. The program is designed for Cornell students who wish to spend the summer pursuing their entrepreneurial ideas free from the concern of supporting themselves in a traditional paid job setting. Funding up to $5,000 is provided to STEM women-identified and non-binary students who present ideas through the application process.

Epperson Fund Student Profiles

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Juliana Bain
Double Major in Match and Computer Science ’20

Innovation: Votetology empowers college students to vote where and when it matters most.

What milestone did your company reach during the program? 
100,000 site users and 50,000 voter registration in key congressional districts.

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Maya Mundell
Ph. D, Information Sciences ’23

Innovation: The Scholar Coin is a virtual classroom, curriculum, and online platform that helps students secure funding for their higher education opportunities.

What milestone did your company reach during the program?
Developed a digital platform that encompasses our tried and tested curriculum, virtual classroom and mentor matching service.