$25,000 in Prizes Available in the 2019 Engineering Innovation Award Competition

The Cornell Engineering Innovation Award Competition is an exciting opportunity for entrepreneurial students from across the breadth of engineering majors. The Innovation Competition offers student teams that have been working on developing physical prototypes and more fully demonstrated innovations the chance to compete for prizes to support their next stages in the development of their “real world” ideation and concept demonstration experiences. This competition will support will enable students who win the awards to continue with their goal of bringing new products to market.

The Cornell Engineering Innovation Award Competition is a college-wide competition open to all engineering students. Students who have developed business concepts and prototypes in their own “garages” and outside the formal engineering curriculum are encouraged to apply.

The innovation teams may include a broad range of students from across the entire university (for example students with expertise in user interface design) and from all levels (undergraduate to Ph.D.). However, as an undergraduate focused competition, undergraduate students from the engineering college must constitute a majority of each participating team.

One information session will be held January 24, 2019. Another will be held February 21, 2019. Applications due March 14, 2019. Click Innovation Awards for details.

Deep Tech Takeover of Duffield Atrium

Deep Tech is taking over Duffield Atrium on January 28 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Learn about some of the amazing ‘deep technology’ solutions being developed at Cornell University and check out entrepreneurship resources and programs available to faculty and students to launch deep tech startups. More event and registration details here

Animal Health Hackathon – Jan 25-27

Animal Health Hackathon
January 25, 26, 27, 2019
eHub Collegetown
Limited spots available- Signup Now!

For the third year in a row, in partnership with the College of Veterinary Medicine, we bring you the beloved animal health hackathon. With $8,000 in cash prizes for winning teams, students attending from UPenn, NC State, and Virginia Tech, this is one event you won’t want to miss.

Our Sponsors and Partners are sending 40+ mentors and include: Pet Partners, Idexx, Encore Vet Group, Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck, IBM, Zoetis, Nestle Purina, Radio Systems Corp, Ethos Vet Health, Gro Intelligence, Center for Disease Control (CDC), Mission Rabies, and Bark Box

Experience the hackathon in less than 2 minutes: Video

Technology Entrepreneurship at Cornell to Host Grad Student Mixer December 5

Technology Entrepreneurship at Cornell (TEC) will be hosting an end-of-the-year entrepreneurship mixer for the graduate community on Wednesday 12/5 from 5-6PM in the Upson first floor lounge.  Enjoy free food and meet fellow graduate students who are actively engaged or interested in entrepreneurial ventures.  Speakers for the event include:

Hailey Scofield, PhD candidate in Neurobiology and Behavior, cofounder of Combplex – a company developing an IoT solution for beekeepers.

Kwame Amponsah, PhD ‘14 Electrical and Computer Engineering, founder of Xallent – a company developing nanoscale testing solutions for semiconductors and thin film materials.

Hunter Adams, PhD candidate in Aerospace Engineering and Commercialization Fellow, founder of Monarchs – low cost, fully autonomous sensor-and-radio platforms for agriculture.

David Erickson, the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, will also be at the event to give an overview of entrepreneurship resources available to graduate students.

We will also be looking for graduate students interested in leadership positions in TEC to continue our mission to promote interest in entrepreneurship.  Please RSVP here if you plan on attending!

Check out TEC on our Website, LinkedIn, Facebook

Digital Transformation Hackathon – Nov. 30

Location: Clark Atrium, Physical Sciences Building
Time: Nov. 30, 2018, 4:30 PM.  –  Dec. 2, 2018, 3:30 PM
You are invited for the Inaugural Digital Transformation Hackathon! Get ready to innovate across business, education and lives. ALL students from any major, degree, and background are invited to participate event is limited to 125 participants!
Open To: ALL Cornell students
Sign Up Here

Entrepreneurs in Residence Office Hours – Nov. 29

Location: The Hotel School, Statler Hall
Upcoming Entrepreneurs: Ellen Yui – November 29th
Every academic year, the Pillsbury Institute invites successful entrepreneurs to the Ithaca campus through the Entrepreneurs in Residence program. The program enables students to learn through ongoing personal interaction with successful entrepreneurs. The Entrepreneurs in Residence meet one-on-one with students to help them with business development, networking, and career planning. More information here.
Open To: All Students
Sign Up Here

Rev’s Hardware Accelerator Information Session – Nov. 29

Location: eHub College Town, 409 College Ave. Ithaca, NY
Date: November 29, 2018, 12:00 -1:00 PM
Learn how you can turn your product idea into a business this summer in Rev’s 11-week hardware accelerator! Come away with a working prototype, new networking connects and entrepreneurship knowledge to grow a company. The program is free and open to participants of all ages. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Fuel Entrepreneurship Pursuits

Date: Nov. 1 – Nov. 30th, 2018
Help fund student travel to competitions and conferences. Students need to travel in order to Fuel Entrepreneurship Pursuits from idea to implementation; however, many young entrepreneurs cannot afford to do so without the help of special grants for travel. Among the students who will receive travel reimbursement funds are eLab students who travel to Silicon Valley, and student delegates to the  Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) conference who have committed to taking action on social entrepreneurship projects.
Donate Here

Summer Hardware Accelerator

Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works (downtown Ithaca incubator, 314 East State Street)
Time: Applications reviewed on a rolling basis
Turn your product idea into a business this summer in Rev’s 11-week accelerator. Come away with a working prototype, new networking connections, and entrepreneurship knowledge to grow a company. In its fourth year, the program offers participants weekly workshops, access to state-of-the-art tools in its Prototyping Lab, and a grand finale “Demo Day.” The program is free and open to participants of all ages and backgrounds. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis and participants receive a prototyping stipend.
Apply Here 

Creative Sprint -Nov. 18

Location: eHub Collegetown, Ithaca, NY
Date: November 18, 2018, 11:00  AM – 7:00 PM
Join over 100 students from all across Cornell in using the design thinking process to develop a product from start to finish at the 3rd Annual Creative Sprint. Creative Sprint is a public, 8-hour, team based competition to develop products with market viability and solutions for social impact. The event culminates in each team’s final presentation to a panel of industry professionals, local entrepreneurs and Cornell’s experienced professors to determine the winner. Register for the event individually or as a group of up to 5 people. Food will be provided throughout the event, as will all necessary materials. Just bring your experiences and skills!.
Open To: ALL