“Alternative” Career Development Event to be Held March 15, 2019

The Plant Biology Graduate Student Association is hosting an “alternative” career development  event — in reflection on the small percentage of PhDs who are likely to remain in academia after graduating. We are hosting a Q&A panel of leaders in the IP/innovation space with a networking social to follow.  The event will take place on Friday March 15th from 3-5PM in Weill Hall 224.

The goals of the event are to give attendees a sense of both what their roles might be if they pursue this type of career and the types of non-science professionals with whom they would be working. We are inviting graduate students in diverse fields to participate to create opportunities to practice sharing our work with non-expert professionals and recognize the power of interdisciplinary dialogue.

Confirmed speakers:

Zach Shulman, Devin Craven, Peter Salmon, Brad TreatJulie Baker, and Alice Li

 

Use this link to register.

Contribute panel questions here

Commercialization Fellows Application Deadline Extended to March 7, 2019

The deadline for the Commercialization Fellows program has been extended by a week to March 7, 2019.

Cornell Engineering is now offering Commercialization Fellowships—a unique opportunity for Ph.D. students to spend a fully-funded semester and summer in an intensive entrepreneurship program with a personal mentor to explore commercializing a product of the student’s choosing. From intellectual property management to supply chains, students will learn the tools, methods and skills for bringing a product or technology to market.

The fellowship experience will enable deep experiential learning in the commercial side of innovation, and one-on-one mentoring assures a deep, personalized educational experience unmatched by traditional entrepreneurship programs.

Learn more about the Commercialization Fellowship curriculum and the expected commitment of participants

New deadline to apply is March 7, 2019.  The application and instructions are available through the link below.

https://airtable.com/shrB2t9zmaIVBC5c4 

Regeneron CEO named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year

By: Kathy Hovis ,  Cornell Chronicle
January 23, 2019

Entrepreneurship at Cornell has announced that biotech leader Dr. Leonard S. Schleifer ’73 has been named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year for 2019. He will be honored April 11-12 during Celebration, Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s annual conference in Ithaca.

The universitywide program gives the award annually to a Cornellian who exemplifies entrepreneurial achievement, community service and high ethical standards.

“The Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year honor is Cornell’s highest recognition for our entrepreneurial alumni. Regeneron is a powerhouse in biotech, and we are delighted that Dr. Schleifer has accepted the award,” said Zach Shulman ’87, J.D. ’90, director of Entrepreneurship at Cornell.

Schleifer, who majored in biological sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences with a concentration in neurobiology and behavior, founded Regeneron in 1988 and is currently its president, chief executive officer and a board member. He is also a licensed physician, certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Together with Dr. George Yancopoulos, founding scientist, president and chief scientific officer, Schleifer built Regeneron from a tiny startup into one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. The company has had seven treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration and 20 investigational medicines to help patients with eye disease, heart disease, allergic and inflammatory diseases, pain, cancer, infectious diseases and rare diseases.

Schleifer has been named repeatedly to Harvard Business Review’s list of best-performing CEOs in the world, as well as to Yale School of Management’s Legends in Leadership list, and he was honored as an E&Y Life Sciences Entrepreneur of the Year. Under his leadership, Regeneron has earned top honors as the best place to work in the annual Science magazine employer ranking and is consistently ranked among the most innovative companies by Forbes magazine.

This story also appeared in the Cornell Chronicle.

BenDaniel Venture Challenge offers $30,000 in prizes

The BenDaniel Venture Challenge application is now live. For all details and to apply, please visit: http://www.brventurefund.com/bvc.

The Challenge is an annual innovation contest aimed at providing exposure, support, and funding to entrepreneurial Cornellians/NY local startups. The Challenge will help develop business ideas to actionable and high-impact ventures. Last year, this challenge had high-volume participation and received more than 70 qualified business plan demos.

The Challenge will be a half-day event. A select group of participants will have the chance to pitch their business ideas to the judge panel. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finalists, including non-dilutive cash up to $50,000.

Applications are due by March 1, 2019.

Find the details of the finalists from previous years at http://www.brventurefund.com/bvc.

$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 Takeover of Duffield Atrium logo
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!
http://animalhealth2019.splashthat.com

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