Doing research at a powerhouse institution like Cornell does not preclude you from wanting to explore entrepreneurial possibilities. In fact, it positions you rather advantageously to commercialize a process or technology you have created. If you are a Cornell alumni with an idea for a startup, many of the resources available to undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty are available to you, as well.
Cornell University was founded by an entrepreneur and continues to this day to act as a hotbed for startups. Whether you want to learn about the University’s technology transfer process, make contacts and build a network, develop a concept or prototype, or dive in and start your own company, Cornell can steer you to the resources available for you.
Being an entrepreneur can be thrilling, but it can also be scary. You do not have to do it alone.