Johnson Summer Startup Accelerator takes NYC
On July 15, the 2022 Johnson Summer Startup Accelerator (JSSA) student entrepreneur cohort convened in Manhattan for the first annual JSSA New York City Trek, a day dedicated to workshops and discussions with NYC-based investors, founders, and entrepreneurs.
eShip News – July 2023
Director's Note: Save the Date and Register Happy Summer Everyone! Ithaca has been in a bit of a weather drought lately, but I am literally looking out my window now and it is raining. Hey, it is Ithaca, and it will be sunny in like 10 minutes and then rain again later! On the eship [...]
‘Earable’ uses sonar to reconstruct facial expressions
Cornell researchers have developed a wearable earphone device – or “earable” – that bounces sound off the cheeks and transforms the echoes into an avatar of a person’s entire moving face.
GlobalData ranked ZAC, the Cognitive Explainable-AI Image Recognition startup, in top 5 companies worldwide, for a Web 3.0 fundamental category
Z Advanced Computing, Inc. (ZAC), the pioneer Cognitive Explainable-AI (Artificial Intelligence) (Cognitive XAI) (based on Concept-Learning) software startup, has been ranked among the top 5 companies in the world by GlobalData PLC, for a fundamental category of Web 3.0 (the 3rd iteration of the Internet).
Startup Cornell Episode 12: Our one-year anniversary!
From personal stories to tips and tricks, this episode highlights the wisdom shared by our first 11 guests
Cornell Startup Antithesis Foods Receives One Million Dollar National Science Foundation Grant
In February, the National Science Foundation awarded Antithesis Foods —a Cornell startup that began in 2017 with the purpose of improving the nutrition factor of snacks— one million dollars in grant funding.
Concord grape innovation contest offers $100K in prizes
Applications are being accepted through Aug. 1 for the inaugural New York Concord Grape Innovation Award
BioScience Innovations Webinar
A virtual discussion featuring startup founders bringing novel innovation to the life sciences. Panelists will highlight the fact that the majority of innovations that will have a positive impact on our future health will come not from the biology lab but build on advances in quantum computing in aerospace and other industries.
eShip News – June 2022
Director's Note: Enjoy summer Happy summer everyone! Yes, most students are off campus for the summer, and we are in a bit of planning mode for the upcoming academic year. I would like to remind folks that the best way to stay on top of the Cornell entrepreneurship ecosystem is to join our listserv. Just [...]
Meet the BioEntrepreneurship PhD Cohort
Entrepreneurship at Cornell is excited to introduce the inaugural cohort of PhD students and postdocs who have been selected to participate in the BioEntrepreneurship Initiative. Over the course of a year, the BioEntrepreneurship Fellows will take part in a series of workshops and projects bridging Cornell’s campuses in Ithaca and New York City that will prepare them to lead New York State’s next generation of life science startups. Life science researchers (specifically doctoral candidates and postdocs) were recruited from across Cornell’s colleges, including Weill Cornell Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Engineering, and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, as well as Cornell’s Tri-Institutional partner, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. As participants in the initiative, Fellows will complement the workshops and projects with other entrepreneurship, leadership, and business courses, earning them a certificate from the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. The program is funded through Empire State Development and administered by JGSM and the Center for Regional Economic Advancement. A key feature of the initiative is the pairing of these fellows with members of the MBA BioEntrepreneurship Fellow cohort to create teams to immerse themselves in real-world startup design. Fellows will gain experience in venture design, industry structure, regulation, […]
Women Innovator Awards support diversity in invention
Three Cornell scientists were honored during a June 1 ceremony promoting women’s engagement in innovation and commercialization
Curbing hunger: Students build inventive outdoor food pantry
Social justice and engineering blend beautifully.
Bank of America and Cornell University Partner to Help Women Entrepreneurs with free online program
The Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell is a collaboration between Bank of America and Cornell University.
United Airlines, Dimensional Energy reach green fuel pact
United Airlines will fly greener through its friendly blue skies one day, as the airline group agreed June 15 to purchase at least 300 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel from Cornell startup Dimensional Energy, a company that turns captured carbon dioxide into liquid fuel with renewable energy.
Five companies ‘graduate’ from Cornell incubators
As the pandemic pomp and COVID circumstances dissipate, Cornell’s business incubators officially graduated five startup companies – formally known as the Class of 2021 – on June 7 and helped to put them on the fleet highway to success.
Founder Jennifer Liu on bringing HK-based The Coffee Academics to KL and brewing some good in the world
The popular coffee boutique chain is giving caffeinated outlets in Malaysia a welcome jolt.
Johnson Summer Startup Accelerator Encourages Innovation
The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management is proud to introduce the newest cohort of innovative students and startups to participate in the Johnson Summer Startup Accelerator (JSSA)
2022 Kessler Fellows secure summer startup internships
The 2022 cohort of the College of Engineering’s Kessler Fellows program has successfully accepted internship offers at startups around the country, doing innovative work from modern beekeeping to designer jewelry subscriptions.
Startup Cornell Episode 11: Stephanie Wisner ’16
The 11th episode of a podcast hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Startup Cornell, features Stephanie Wisner ’16, co-founder of Centivax, a therapeutics company that’s creating universal vaccines to reduce and eradicate the remaining complex pathogens of the 21st century and Bioventure Advising.
Cornellian-led startup aids parents amid formula shortage
With a background in health care and a startup focused on baby feeding, Andrea Ippolito feels like she’s been training for this moment her whole life.
Cornellian-founded company implants 3D-bioprinted ear
In a first-of-its-kind clinical trial, a human has received a 3D-bioprinted ear implant grown from the patient’s own living cells – thanks to a technology platform developed by a Cornellian-founded startup company.
Consumers embrace milk carton QR codes, may cut food waste
Much like dot-matrix printers or pay phones, the “use-by” and “best-by” dates printed on milk cartons and gallon jugs may soon become a thing of the past, giving way to more accurate and informative QR codes.
eShip News – May 2022
Director's Note: Best Wishes to Class of '22 Happy Summer 2022! Cornell’s graduation is always on Memorial Day Weekend, and each year we see a wonderful group of entrepreneurs leaving Cornell to continue on their startup journeys. We will continue to support them (although not nearly as much as when they were students), but they [...]
Startup Roundup: Antithesis Foods, Guard Medical, C2i, Bactana
NSF awards $1M to Cornell snack startup Antithesis Foods
Five student groups win Cornell Tech Startup Awards
Cornell Tech awarded four student startup companies with pre-seed funding worth up to $100,000 in its ninth annual Startup Awards competition.
Cornell Tech Announces Winners of its 2022 Startup Awards
Five student companies receive co-working space and $100,000 in pre-seed funding to pursue their startups after graduation
Robert F. Smith gift expands STEM access for underrepresented students
As he accepted his Distinguished Alumni Award from Cornell Engineering on May 13, Robert F. Smith ’85, founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, announced a new gift of $15 million for engineering student aid, with a focus on assisting undergraduate students who come to Cornell from urban high schools, and graduate students who attended historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
Entrepreneurship event celebrates generations of risk-takers
“Dream. Story. Collaborate. Faith. Practice, practice, practice, practice. Tribe.”
App connecting driveways with beachgoers wins hospitality business contest
A farm-to-table styled restaurant, atop barge-decks, docked in waterfront cities and a startup aimed at providing automated robotic solutions for restaurant kitchens were among the pitches presented during the 12th Cornell Hospitality Business Plan Competition, an annual entrepreneurship event that presents cash prizes for the top three finalists.
Startups flourish in Cornell’s clean energy ecosystem
When Kristina Hugar was working on her PhD at Cornell, she wasn’t just doing Science for Science’s sake.
eShip News – April 2022
Director's Note: Reasons to Celebrate We just wrapped up our Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration, April 28th and 29th. It was a fantastic, in person, event featuring our 2022 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year, Tiffany Norwood ’89, six other wonderful speakers, eLab Demo Day, and a reception celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Cornell Entrepreneur Network! [...]
CIA appoints Indian-origin Nand Mulchandani as its first chief technology officer
Earlier this week, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director William J. Burns announced the appointment of Nand Mulchandani to serve as CIA’s first-ever Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
eLab students deliver pitches at Demo Day
Eighteen student teams spent hours researching, refining, and rehearsing for eLab Demo Day on April 28th at Alice Statler Auditorium.
Local startup turns dairy byproduct into hard seltzer
If you’ve ever driven through upstate New York, it’s not unlikely that you’ve passed dairy farms and yogurt manufacturing plants.
Optimizing Human Performance
TLDR; How do we amplify human performance and prioritize the holistic wellbeing of individuals?
Meet The Cornell MBA Bringing Equity To VC
There’s a lack of diversity in venture capital, and a distinct need for solutions.
Startup Cornell Episode 10: Afritrip Advisors Morocco
The tenth episode of a podcast hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Startup Cornell, features Ghali Jorio ’22, founder of AfriTrip Advisors Morocco, a travel company that offers private and customized trips around Morocco.
Cornell Blockchain Club’s 2nd Annual Conference “Web3 Going Mainstream” Set to Kickoff
Cornell joins NY-led group to propose hydrogen energy hub
Cornell and two Cornell research-startups have joined a consortium that aims to propose a Northeast research hub to make hydrogen a viable, clean-energy alternative to carbon-based fuels.
Entrepreneurship Celebration returns to Cornell University in late April
Cornell University will honor Tiffany Norwood, a 1989 graduate who has launched seven startups, as Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 during its Entrepreneurship at Cornell celebration April 28-29.
Blockchain startup Ava Labs reportedly raising $350M at $5.25B valuation
Startup Ava Labs Inc., the lead developer of the Avalanche blockchain, is reportedly raising new funding at a unicorn valuation.
Conference features business competitions, Entrepreneur of the Year presentation
Tiffany Norwood ’89, Tribetan founder and Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2022, will be honored April 28-29 during Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s Celebration event, a two-day conference.
Break Through Tech Announces $26 Million Investment to Increase the Number of Women in Artificial Intelligence
The $26M initiative will work with top AI programs offered at Cornell Tech, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing and UCLA Samueli School of Engineering to increase access to undergraduate AI education for students in surrounding areas
Jonas Weil Entrepreneurship Fellowship elevates Sovi, one sip at a time
With a passion for wine paving her path, Julia Littauer, MBA ’20, embarked on her entrepreneurship journey by launching Sovi, a brand of non-alcoholic wine that allows consumers to enjoy a glass while focusing on a more-balanced lifestyle. Having recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the company, Littauer can’t help but reflect on the integral role that receiving the Jonas Weil Entrepreneurship Fellowship has played in Sovi’s success. Transforming a passion into a business After experiencing a life-changing bottle of wine while studying abroad in Italy as an undergraduate, Littauer’s passion for wine was born. From becoming a sommelier out of college to co-founding Sovi in 2021 with her husband, Alex Littauer, MBA ’20, Littauer was certain that working in wine was where she belonged. What was uncertain, however, was how she and her husband could afford to pour their hearts and souls into their new business having both just finished graduate school. That’s where receiving the Jonas Weil Entrepreneurship Fellowship made all the difference for Littauer. Since 1997, the Jonas Weil Entrepreneurship Fellowship has assisted more than 70 entrepreneurial alumni of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management with student loan repayment, allowing recipients to focus more on […]
Introducing the BioEntrepreneurship MBA cohort
Cornell University’s BioEntrepreneurship Initiative is excited to introduce the first cohort of MBA students to take part in the innovative program. Designed to develop C-suite startup leaders in the life sciences, the program connects doctoral researchers across Cornell’s life sciences programs with graduate business students at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. The program is funded through Empire State Development and administered by JGSM and the Center for Regional Economic Advancement. “This program represents a novel programmatic model to develop the leaders of the next few generations of life science startups,” said program director Gregory Ray PhD ‘14. “The presence of talent that can drop in and lead again and again in startups has driven the success of places like Boston and the Bay Area; we are developing these leaders for the New York State ecosystem.” Half of the participants come from Johnson and the other half from a life sciences doctoral program. Over three semesters, participants receive the tools, training, and connections they need to launch their own life science startups through a certificate program. The fellows in the cohort will take specialized courses that earn them 12 credits and work in teams to attend workshops, develop a business […]
eShip News – March 2022
Director's Note: Keep Engaging Spring is still trying to start in Ithaca! We have had more March snow than I can remember for a long time. Looking past the weather, our next big event is the Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration April 28th and 29th. We hope to see many of you there – here is [...]
21 Under 21: Unstoppable Young Women Manifesting a Brighter Future
Amid a global pandemic and ongoing racial justice protests, young women around the world continue to be a beacon of hope.
Long Island City entrepreneur awarded $30K grant in Make It Awards competition
When Kobina Ansah, an entrepreneur who resides in Long Island City, decided to participate in this year’s Squarespace and New York Knicks fifth annual Make It Awards competition, he was surprised to be selected as one of the four winners to receive a $30,000 grant to help take his business to the next level.
Look Them Up: Young Alumni in Tech
As Cornell Tech celebrates its 10th year, the school has become a global hub for tech innovation.
Cornell Students Improve Math Accessibility for Students With Disabilities
A team of Cornell students, part of the educational company called AI-Learners, are developing computer games to make math more accessible for students with disabilities
2022 W.E. Cornell cohort celebrates STEM innovation
Women Entrepreneurs (W.E.) Cornell is excited to introduce the newest cohort of STEM scholars working to commercialize their research and innovations. Created in 2019 to support women-identifying STEM students as they bring their inventions to market, the W.E. Cornell program helps cohort members overcome the challenges of starting and scaling a technology-based business. Combining entrepreneurship curriculum with leadership development, participants leave W.E. Cornell prepared to take the next steps in their startup journey. The program operates annually on a 2-semester cycle, with Phase 1 open to any entrepreneurially-minded and female-identifying student. During the fall semester, Phase 1 participants attend workshops to learn more about entrepreneurship, leadership, and commercialization and network with potential mentors from the W.E. Cornell Advisory Board. Then, a select group of participants is chosen to move to Phase 2 in the spring. Throughout this phase, the W.E. Cornell cohort takes part in an NSF I-Corps Regional Course, where they conduct customer discovery and hone their market fit and customer base. They continue to engage with mentors, participate in workshops, and practice business pitches. The program culminates in a Demo Day and celebration where they present their work to the Advisory Board and community members. “We are the […]
Startup Cornell Episode 9: StaffOnTap
The ninth episode of a podcast hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Startup Cornell, features Kayla Foley, MBA ’22 and Jasheah Howard MEng ’22, co-founders of StaffOnTap, a digital marketplace that fills long-term care provider’s scheduling needs by connecting them to temp nurses in the area.
Ag genetics startup Meiogenix joins McGovern Center
Meiogenix, a next-generation technology startup that helps agricultural crops – through chromosome editing – find their own genetic solutions, has joined Cornell’s McGovern Center business incubator.
Teams take a crack at world food issues at digital ag hackathon
Students from 28 fields across six different colleges and schools gathered at the fourth annual Digital Agriculture Hackathon, March 11-13, to find digital solutions to global food system issues while competing for cash prizes.
UofL alum advocates, educates for Black economic power
In Lawrence Watkins’ view, the quest for economic power is the current generation’s civil rights struggle.
Hotel Ezra Cornell drink winners play up pineapple
The signature drinks for Hotel Ezra Cornell 97 – which will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration – will both feature the humble pineapple, long a symbol of warmth in the hospitality industry.
Collaboration is a good fit for wearable sensor startup
Sometimes you want your technology to be fast, sleek, eye-catching and responsive. And other times? You want to be able to throw it into the wash because it got a little sweaty.
BET Welcomes Jalil Evans to Community Dinner Speaker Series
Cornell University’s Black Entrepreneurs in Training program hosted a community dinner on March 10 to foster connections among aspiring entrepreneurs. Jalil Evans ’21 gave a virtual presentation at the event titled “The 7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Company” as part of the Role Model Speaker Series. During his time at Cornell, Evans co-founded Bloom, a community organization platform, with Rami Abdou ’20. Without any prior business knowledge, Evans built the application and helped develop the company through eLab. After about two years, Bloom closed, but Evans said he does not consider the venture a failure because he is proud of the work he put in and learned a lot. “The sheer amount of learning that we took away from this experience more than accounts for the time we put in,” Evans said. “The experience prepared us for our careers way more than any internship ever could because we had to wear so many more hats. We had to understand how businesses work from the inside out. We weren’t just designing, we weren’t just engineering, we were being salespeople, we were being businessmen, we were being managers, we were doing everything.” Evans is now a product designer […]
2022 Kessler Fellows reflect diversity of disciplines
Cornell University’s Kessler Fellows program is excited to welcome 15 new student entrepreneurs to the 2022 fellowship cohort.
Pfizer executive describes making the impossible, possible
Growing up Asian in apartheid South Africa, Angela Hwang, MBA ’94, wasn’t allowed to attend public school, take public transportation or attend college without government authorization.
Crystal Wallace Joins BET Community Dinner Speaker Series
On February 17, students from Cornell University’s Black Entrepreneurs in Training (BET) program convened in Upson Hall for a community dinner to gather, network, and celebrate entreprenenurship. As part of the Role Model Speaker Series, entrepreneur Crystal Wallace joined the group virtually to share advice and lessons-learned from her career. Wallace is the Program Manager of the Founders Go Big program at Launch NY. Her 19 years of experience combine work in strategic coaching, project management, training, collegiate and adult instruction, business planning and strategy, assessment and testing. Crystal’s industry experience spans both public and private sectors, and her passion has been the integration of learning, technology, strategy, and entrepreneurship. She has also served her community to raise awareness on the issues of disparity and access through her work with the National Society of Black Engineers, the Face2Face Initiative, Covenant of Grace Ministries, and other organizations. The topics of her talk spanned from the importance of customer discovery to tips for financing and scaling a startup, and she wrapped up the evening by taking questions from BET students. Read on for her top tips to thriving as an entrepreneur. Never Skip Customer Discovery: One of the most resounding messages of […]
The Top 100 Entrepreneurs of 2022
Alumni Spotlight is pleased to announce The Top 100 Entrepreneurs of 2022. These individuals are driving economic growth across the country.
eShip News – February 2022
Director's Note: Spring is ahead March is here finally, and hopefully the weather will start feeling like spring! If you have not already checked out the EaC Startup Cornell Podcast, take a listen here. The latest episode features Rich Horgan ‘14, founder of Cure Rare Disease, a non-profit biotech company working to create individualized therapeutics [...]
Tribetan CEO Norwood named Entrepreneur of the Year
Entrepreneurship at Cornell has announced that Tiffany Norwood ’89 has been named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2022.
Students honored with entrepreneurial fellowships
Twenty-six student companies received awards from Entrepreneurship at Cornell that will allow them to work on their businesses this summer.
RedRoute wants answering customer service calls to be as easy as using ‘Alexa’
RedRoute, a voice-based customer service experiences and conversational artificial intelligence startup, is going after an emerging $350 billion customer service automation sector.
Student innovation shines in Animal Health Hackathon
Teams seeking to improve medicine delivery to dairy cows, use soft robotics for artificial insemination, and to monitor and modify cat-scratching behavior won awards at the sixth annual Animal Health Hackathon, held virtually Feb. 4-6.
Startup Cornell Episode 8: Rich Horgan ’14
The eighth episode of a podcast hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Startup Cornell, features Rich Horgan ‘14
Nolan School alumni co-found local cannabis company
Two graduates of the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration have co-founded a research-based cannabis company in Ithaca, which they hope will expand into one of upstate New York’s first boutique cannabis hotels.
What Does it Mean to Be an Entrepreneur According to Ryan P. Coyne
In 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the digitalization of business led to an exciting trend: Americans increasingly sought greater independence and entrepreneurship soared to new heights with over 800,000 new businesses opening, according to Statista.
eShip News – January 2022
Director's Note: Keep progressing ahead Happy Winter Everyone! It has been downright cold in Ithaca for the last 4 weeks, but it is tough to complain given that we are located in upstate NY. We are looking forward to next week’s balmy heatwave of 35 degrees 😊. Students are back, things are hopping and we [...]
Xu Liu is Homeward Bound—for Antarctica
Xu Liu grew up in the city of Qufu, in a coal-mining region of China’s Shandong Province. Her family has worked in the coal industry for three generations. This lifelong relationship with coal has propelled Liu nearly 7,000 miles away to Ithaca, NY, where she is earning her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Cornell University.
Webinar: At Home Diagnostics
Imagine that you never had to leave your home to get tested for a sexually transmitted infection or that you could decide for yourself when to have your thyroid or iron levels checked. Would you be more proactive about your health? Today’s biotech and health tech entrepreneurs are betting your answer is “Yes.” In this webinar, hosted by Cornell’s BioEntrepreneurship Initiative, the founders of successful consumer diagnostic companies will talk about the opportunities and challenges in this new era of personalized, customer-driven healthcare. They’ll share their growth forecasts and recommend resources and tools for innovators in direct-to-consumer testing.
Startup roundup: New alliances for Ava Labs
Ava Labs, Inc. – the first client to join Cornell’s Praxis Center for Venture Development, has entered a strategic alliance with the multinational professional services group Deloitte.
Chobani expands scholarship program
Scholarships to place greater focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion with partner universities in New York & Idaho
Startup granted EPA registration for disinfectant system
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted Sterifre Medical, Inc. registration to begin commercial deployment of the company’s novel, automated device disinfectant system – which could help combat COVID-19 and other pathogens in health care settings.
Startup Cornell Episode 7: Lara Ciccone ’11 & Taly Matiteyahu
The seventh episode of a podcast hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Startup Cornell, features Laura Ciccone ‘11 and Taly Matiteyahu, co-founders of Blink, a voice-first blind speed dating app that helps people build meaningful connections based on genuine compatibility.
Heart monitor, ‘tinder for musicians’ win Big Ideas Competition
Four teams of undergraduate students were named winners of the Big Ideas Competition at Cornell, with ideas that help musicians connect, detect heart problems, train unemployed young adults and help with pollution issues in developing countries.
eShip News – December 2021
Director's Note: Keep progressing ahead We hope that you are having a wonderful holiday season despite the current CC (yes, that would be Covid Craziness). As I am sure you have heard by now, Cornell and Tompkins County are in the middle of the CC storm, but I am hoping that we can all keep [...]
First therapeutic clinical trial of C’Dots underway
The silica-encased nanoparticles, developed in the lab of Uli Wiesner, have begun their first therapeutic human clinical trial after a nearly 20-year journey.
2021 Most Disruptive MBA Startups: Levelle, Cornell University (Johnson)
Levelle aims to redesign current sports food products by focusing on the needs and preferences of the female athletes.
Startup Cornell Episode 6: Stephanie Cartin
The sixth episode of a podcast hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Startup Cornell, features Stephanie Cartin ‘06, founder of Socialfly
eLab student entrepreneurs make their first pitches to NYC alumni
Students in 20 businesses pitched their ideas to 150 Cornell alumni, investors and friends during the eLab pitch night Nov. 11 at Cornell Tech in New York City.
eShip News – November 2021
Director's Note: Wrapping up November Happy holidays, everyone! As we enter December, students are heads down with wrapping up classes and heading into finals. We hope that the holidays bring some stress relief for them! We wrapped up our Eclectic Convergence conference in mid-November. It was wonderful to utilize the new Verizon Conference Center at [...]
Women Entrepreneurs Receive Venture Capital Funding to Address Climate Crisis
Chloe Capital and Cornell University are helping climate tech innovators launch and advance solutions to the world’s climate crisis.
Entrepreneurial leaders share advice at NYC conference
From mindfulness to mRNA vaccines to the music business, the 250 attendees at this year’s Eclectic Convergence conference Nov. 12 got a front row seat into the many facets of life as an entrepreneur.
Cornell-led Grow-NY contest boosts NYS food, ag startups
The mood was celebratory and “We Are the Champions” played over the speakers in the Syracuse Oncenter as Every Body Eat took home $1 million in the third annual Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Competition, led by Cornell.
Ignite expansion a boon for Cornell startups, technologies
The generosity of an alumna, along with a major infusion of funding from the Office of the Provost, has turbocharged Cornell’s ability to turn promising academic research into viable startups and products.
‘Unicorns’ are on the rise in emerging-market nations
The number of “unicorns” – high-tech, high-growth entrepreneurial ventures valued at more than $1 billion – is increasing in emerging-market nations such as China, Brazil and Colombia.
Weill Cornell startup offers personalized, effective treatment for obesity
Overweight and obesity affect 74 percent, or roughly three out of every four Americans.
Startup Cornell Episode 5: JP Pollak
The fifth episode of a podcast hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Startup Cornell, features JP Pollak ’00, MS ’08, PhD ’11, co-founder and chief architect at The Commons Project Foundation
Student team creates award-winning food concept for NASA
A team of six graduate students in food science, mechanical engineering and biological engineering is among the winners of Phase 1 of the NASA Deep Space Food Challenge
eShip News – October 2021
Director's Note: Fall Festivities Happy Halloween!! And almost Happy Thanksgiving!! We are all geared up for Eclectic Convergence, which will be held live at Cornell Tech on November 12th. We will be live streaming as usual, but we are so looking forward to having a “large” live event in NYC. And the night prior to [...]
Entrepreneur of the Year to be honored at NYC entrepreneurship conference
Jessica Rolph ’97 MBA ‘04, the 2021 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year, will be one of the featured speakers for the 2021 Eclectic Convergence conference Nov. 12 at Cornell Tech in New York City.
Inside Farther Farms’ mission: Using french fries to make the food system more sustainable
The New York startup is pioneering a unique method of making fresh food shelf stable, hoping to reduce the industry’s reliance on the cold chain.
Gene editing, brand acquisition, neural dust: Kessler Fellows devote summer to startups
While some returning students left behind long days at the beach and summer barbecues, the student entrepreneurs in the 2021 cohort of the Kessler Fellows program returned to Ithaca this fall equipped with new entrepreneurial skills and ready to tackle their senior years after completing 10-week internships with startups around the nation.
eLab introduces newest cohort of student startups
Following a competitive application process, eLab, Cornell’s student startup accelerator, announced the 20 student teams selected for participation in the 2021-22 cohort.
Bitcoin is back above $50,000 again, but its rate of growth will be eclipsed by other tokens, eventually rendering it obsolete, the founder of Avalanche says
Bitcoin will eventually be outpaced by other coins as their faster, cheaper networks digitize more and more of everyday life, according to the founder of Avalanche, Emin Gün Sirer.