Many people make the mistake of believing that a person is either born with the requisite knowledge, skills, and drive to be a successful entrepreneur or they are not. Don’t believe it.
As an graduate student, you have developed a level of technical expertise and knowledge that position you well to start a company and commercialize a technology or process. Cornell has been ranked in the top ten colleges for startups, so if you are interested in entrepreneurship it is clear you are at the right place. Cornell offers classes, clubs, competitions, access to internships, and instruction in professional skills–all designed to help you get up to speed on what it takes to be an entrepreneur. You can also tap into a well-developed network of incubators and venture capitalists with Cornell connections. If you would like to contact a department-specific Entrepreneur-in-Residence, find the list and contact information here.