Cornell Engineering Entrepreneurship Information Session

Friday, September 17 from Noon to 1:30 in Upson 116.

Interested in learning more about Cornell entrepreneurship opportunities in Engineering and beyond? This event is for you! Stop by this tabling showcase to learn about a variety of programs and ask questions all in one place. The following programs will be in attendance:

UNY NSF I-Corps

UNY I-Corps offers local and national training courses with NSF funding to help researchers get out of the lab and explore the market potential of their discoveries. The Upstate New York I-Corps Node combines the experience of the nation’s top university R&D region with the entrepreneurial knowledge of experienced mentors and faculty. Our teams work together to connect skilled researchers to valuable resources through national and regional I-Corps programming.

BioEntrepreneurship Initiative

Cornell’s BioEntrepreneurship initiative offers Johnson MBA students and doctoral life scientists from across Cornell’s campuses the opportunity to immerse themselves in real-world startup creation. Participants receive the tools, training, and connections they need to launch their own life science startups through a certificate program offered by the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Black Entrepreneurs in Training (BET)

BET is dedicated to inspiring, informing, and initiating the next wave of Black student entrepreneurs. It was found that Black students either weren’t aware of the entrepreneurship resources at Cornell, or they were aware but not confident enough to participate. BET empowers Black students to take advantage of the vast portfolio of entrepreneurial resources Cornell has to offer with a year-long introduction to entrepreneurship, a close-knit community, and tailored support.

eLab Student Accelerator

eLab is a student accelerator that launches 10-15 real businesses each year. Teams spend one year evolving their business plan, speaking with potential customers, pitching to investors, and preparing for launch. The cohort graduates with the experience, skills, and connections to launch a successful business.

Kessler Fellows

The Kessler Fellows program is open to all juniors at Cornell University that have a strong interest in entrepreneurship. Students engage in a semester-long immersion aimed to help them cultivate their entrepreneurial readiness before their fully-funded summer experience with a startup.

Rev Hardware Accelerators

Rev supports three hardware programs, Prototyping Hardware Accelerator, Manufacturing Hardware Accelerator, and the ClimateTech Prototyping Hardware Accelerator. Rev hosts a series of speakers and workshops for entrepreneurs to grow their network with thought leaders, industry experts, and successful startups. The incubator also has a state-of-the-art prototyping lab that is open to all hardware program participants as well as Rev member companies.

W.E. Cornell

The W.E. Cornell program helps STEM women commercialize their innovations and overcome the challenges of leading a growing technology-based business. Combining a proven entrepreneurship curriculum with a focus on leadership development and empowerment, participants will finish the program prepared to take the next steps in their entrepreneurship journey.

 

Accessibility:

Please contact Monika Crosby (mlc258@cornell.edu) at least three days prior to the event with any accessibility needs.

Black Entrepreneurs in Training Recruitment Event

Did you know that Black startup founders receive less than 1% of venture capital funding annually and less than 30 Black women have ever raised more than $1 million dollars in venture capital funding?

Space is limited , so please RSVP to attend.

Black Entrepreneurs in Training (BET) at Cornell University, a community dedicated to inspiring, informing, and initiating the next wave of Black entrepreneurs at Cornell University, is working to change that narrative. Through a series of community events, BET aims to connect Black student entrepreneurs and introduce them to Cornell’s robust portfolio of entrepreneurship programs, opportunities, and resources.

BET is currently recruiting for Fall 2021 and invites you to join them for a Recruitment Event on September 10 (6:00 p.m. ET) at Upson Lounge (Room 116) to learn more about BET and to connect with like-minded Black entrepreneurs.

A Call to Action: New Climate Tech Track

Black student entrepreneurs with innovations in ALL FIELDS are encouraged join BET. Yet, as we review the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report and its more precise forecasts for the 21st Century warning of increased severe weather devastation, we strongly encourage diverse leaders to respond to this “call to action” and apply their innovations to help solve our local, national, and global climate challenges. Tied to this, we are excited to announce a climate tech “track” focused on empowering founders in this arena with additional mentorship, coaching, and resources.

Register here.

Accessibility:

Please contact Monika Crosby (mlc258@cornell.edu) at least three days prior to the event with any accessibility needs.

Entrepreneurship events week of September 6-10

Wednesday, September 8 (1:00 p.m. ET) – Scientist to CEO: Turning Life Science Innovations into Startup Success
Register for the virtual keynote.

Most of our modern life science innovations are born from the efforts of talented research scientists. The journey these innovations take to get into the hands of the public is quite complex. Meanwhile, the researchers behind the innovations also undergo a significant journey to adopt new skills and transition from biologist to businessperson. In this webcast, hosted by the SC Johnson College of Business’ BioEntrepreneurship Initiative and the Cornell Engineering, you’ll gain hard-earned advice from leading scientists who overcame industry challenges and who have collectively raised over $275M to launch and scale successful health tech startups.

 

 

Thursday, September 9 (11:00 a.m. ET) – SBIR Workshop: Application Funding Process & Funding for Startups
Register for the virtual information session.

Join Kirk Macolini, President of InteliSpark, LLC for this workshop as he shares insight on the SBIR application process and how to find other non-dilutive funding sources. Macolini will discuss and answer questions related to strategies for writing and submitting a successful proposal and the SBIR/STTR Assistance Program, which can help eligible companies, based in upstate New York, hire a qualified grant writing consultant to help them develop a proposal. After you register, you will receive access to the SBIR / STTR video series, a set of short videos that we encourage you to view prior to the workshop with valuable background information.

Entrepreneurship Kickoff this Thursday

4:30pm at eHub Collegetown

An event open to all members of the Cornell community during which you will:

  • Receive an overview of the rapidly growing Entrepreneurship at Cornell ecosystem
  • Watch select eLab applicants’ pitches
  • Interact with live representatives from over 20 academic and entrepreneurship programs
  • Connect with other students interested in developing entrepreneurial skills and doing eship
  • Registration for this event is optional but encouraged if you’re interested in connecting with other attendees pre and post event.

September 2021 Entrepreneurship events

September is jam-packed with events and opportunities for Cornell entrepreneurs!

 

Tuesday, September 7 (11:00 a.m. ET) – Manufacturing Hardware Accelerator Information Session

Register for the virtual information session.

Tune in to a virtual information session to learn more about Rev: Ithaca Startup Works’ Manufacturing Hardware Accelerator. The Manufacturing Hardware Accelerator is a cohort-based program open to startups based anywhere in the U.S. that have a fully functional prototype and have identified their customer market. The second cohort of the 60-week program will begin in October 2021. Applications are being accepted through September 20.

Wednesday, September 8 (1:00 p.m. ET) – Scientist to CEO: Turning Life Science Innovations into Startup Success
Register for the virtual keynote.

Most of our modern life science innovations are born from the efforts of talented research scientists. The journey these innovations take to get into the hands of the public is quite complex. Meanwhile, the researchers behind the innovations also undergo a significant journey to adopt new skills and transition from biologist to businessperson. In this webcast, hosted by the SC Johnson College of Business’ BioEntrepreneurship Initiative and the Cornell Engineering, you’ll gain hard-earned advice from leading scientists who overcame industry challenges and who have collectively raised over $275M to launch and scale successful health tech startups.

 

 

Thursday, September 9 (11:00 a.m. ET) – SBIR Workshop: Application Funding Process & Funding for Startups
Register for the virtual information session.

Join Kirk Macolini, President of InteliSpark, LLC for this workshop as he shares insight on the SBIR application process and how to find other non-dilutive funding sources. Macolini will discuss and answer questions related to strategies for writing and submitting a successful proposal and the SBIR/STTR Assistance Program, which can help eligible companies, based in upstate New York, hire a qualified grant writing consultant to help them develop a proposal. After you register, you will receive access to the SBIR / STTR video series, a set of short videos that we encourage you to view prior to the workshop with valuable background information.

 

 

Friday, September 17 (12:00 p.m. ET), Upson Lounge (Room 116) – Cornell Engineering Entrepreneurship Information Session

Register for this in-person event.

Drop into the Upson Lounge (Room 116) on Friday, September 17 (12 – 1:30 p.m. ET) to learn more about entrepreneurship opportunities at Cornell Engineering and beyond. Representatives from the following programs will be on hand to share information and answer questions: Black Entrepreneurs in Training (BET)Cornell Engineering Commercialization FellowshipeLabKessler FellowsRev: Ithaca Startup Works’ Hardware AcceleratorsW.E. Cornell, and more.

 

 

Wednesday, September 22 (4:30 p.m. ET), Sage Hall – BioEntrepreneurship Information Session
Register for this in-person event.

Cornell’s BioEntrepreneurship Fellowship offers Johnson MBA students and life science researchers from across Cornell’s campuses the opportunity to immerse themselves in real-world startup creation. Participants receive the tools, training, and connections they need to launch their own life science startups through a certificate program offered by the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Attend an information session on Wednesday, September 22 (4:30 p.m. ET) at Sage Hall to learn more about the program and hear from Cornell alumna, Marla Beyer MBA/MHA ’20.

Beyer is the CEO and Founder of Hopscotch, a software company designed to support the unique needs of pediatric behavioral health professionals. Hopscotch competed against over more than 60 student teams from the U.S. and Ireland to win the $25,000 first prize at this year’s Blackstone LaunchPad’s Startup Grind Pitch Competition and a week after launching the company, Beyer garnered over a thousand active users.

 

 

Thursday, September 23 (12:00 p.m. ET), Upson Lounge (Room 116) – Cornell Engineering Faculty and Graduate Student Luncheon: Lessons Learned from SBIR Awardees
Register for this in-person event.
 

Interested in learning more about Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding? Join us on Thursday, September 23 (12:00 p.m. ET) at Upson Lounge (Room 116) for a complimentary luncheon (take-away lunches will be provided) hosted by Cornell Engineering’s Entrepreneurs in Residence. A panel of successful Cornell Engineering alumni and SBIR awardees will be present to share their experiences with SBIR funding, including best practices for applying and challenges faced during the application process, as well as updates on the progress they have been able to make on their innovations since being awarded an SBIR grant.

 

 

Thursday, September 23 (6:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET) – Networking@Rev: Former Student Startups Take Flight
Register for this in-person event.

Based in a college town, Rev: Ithaca Startup Works has been a touchpoint for many student startups over the years. Some of those students stepped away from their original pursuits, some pivoted and changed directions, and others took flight. Join Rev: Ithaca Startup Works on Thursday, September 23 (6:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET) to catch up with several former students about their startup journeys and see where they have landed. All are welcome and admission is free. Because space is limited, you must RSVP in advance to attend.

SBIR Workshop: Application Process & Funding Options for Startups

Join Kirk Macolini, President of InteliSpark, LLC for this workshop as he shares insight on the SBIR application process and how to find other dilutive funding sources.

The Small Business Innovation Research program funds a diverse portfolio of startups and small businesses across technology areas and markets to stimulate technological innovation, meet Federal research and development (R&D) needs, and increase commercialization to transition R&D into impact.

Attendees will also learn about the SBIR/STTR Assistance Program which can help eligible companies, based in upstate New York, hire a qualified grant writing consultant to help them develop a proposal. There will be a Q&A session at the conclusion of the event.

 

To register, follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sbir-workshop-application-process-funding-options-for-startups-tickets-159494679881

Accessibility:

Please contact Monika Crosby (mlc258@cornell.edu) at least three days prior to the event with any accessibility needs.

 

Deconstructing Conflict: Understanding Family Business, Shared Wealth, and Power

Valuable Vantage Points is a monthly networking symposium, open to all. Learn from Cornell Family Business Faculty and Fellows, connect with alumni, students, and business leaders, and begin to tackle many pressing issues within your family business. Each discussion will be a mix of content, conversation, and collaboration. Topics will range from tactical to strategic and will be specific to family business.

Conflict exists in some form in every family and organization. Yet, it creates discomfort for many and may often be avoided, thereby creating further conflict. Based upon his methodology known as “The Conflict Equation,” Doug Baumoel ’78 will present five foundational concepts to help participants deconstruct conflict into its component parts. This webinar will help you understand the reasons that underline all conflict, what triggers active conflict, and why conflict can be so extreme in family businesses.

You will receive a confirmation email upon registration with the Hopin coordinates. If you did not receive this communication, please reach out to Hannah Barends at heb87@cornell.edu.

The Entrepreneurship at Cornell Podcast

Ever wonder how a young Cornell entrepreneur got their first idea? Or when they decided to just go after it?

Wonder what they do first thing in the morning? Or if there’s a book they read that changed their life?

Listen to Startup Cornell, the new podcast from Entrepreneurship at Cornell that explores the bold entrepreneurial ideas coming from our students, faculty, staff and young alumni.

In each segment, you’ll hear a Cornell entrepreneur tell their story of success, failure, wins and losses. They’ll also offer actionable advice for building and growing your own business.

Find episodes here: https://eship.cornell.edu/news/startup-cornell/

Nominate or Apply for Student Business of the Year

Applications are open for Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s Student Business of the Year Award. Emphasis is on the business and the team behind it, not just on the entrepreneur. The award will recognize commitment to developing and operating a successful business while pursuing an education. The cash prize is $5,000. Apply now.

Applications are open for 2021 Commercialization Fellowships

 

Please think about applying for a Commercialization Fellowship, an opportunity for Cornell Engineering Ph.D. students to take a deep dive into the commercialization process and potential real-world applications of university technology. The program supports fellows financially so they can focus on the work, instead of dividing their energy between multiple projects. By doing this, Cornell is putting an emphasis on commercialization skills as an academic pursuit, instead of an extracurricular activity. Applications close Feb. 22. Apply now.