Silicon Valley Tech Trek: Seeing the Ecosystem

Over the past few years, Tech Treks have been growing in popularity. Perhaps you have heard of these trips to areas like Boston, but what exactly are they? And what value do they have for young entrepreneurs? Recently, Professor Michael Roach took a group of Ph.D. students to Silicon Valley to explore the ecosystem.

Stephanie Santoso and Makers at the White House

Much of the entrepreneurship in the United States is driven by the Maker Movement, where builders and tinkerers are using 3D printing and electronics to create the nation’s future. At Cornell, LCL’s first Make-A-Thon brought dozens of innovators together to build in this way. Maker communities have become so powerful that the White House decided to welcome them to their doors. A current Cornell student was at the forefront of executing this large pursuit.

Apply Now: LCL’s Summer Incubator

When Forbes released its list of the fifteen most innovative college startups earlier this year, two startups from Cornell made the list: Yorango and Maidbot. What else do these two businesses share besides the university where their teammates met? They both are graduates from Life Changing Labs’ summer incubator.

Blackstone LaunchPad Opens at Cornell

Does your roommate insist you are crazy when you say you are interested in entrepreneurship? Do you hear about a different workshop, incubator, or event for entrepreneurship every day at Cornell and don’t know where to start? Joining Blackstone LaunchPad is a great first step.

Female Entrepreneurs on Leading Teams

On Saturday, February 6, Cornell hosted its Women Redefining Entrepreneurship Conference in Stocking Hall. The sold-out all day event hosted college students from across the state, business people, and government officials. The event included an opening keynote from Laura Danckwerth, a panel on biases women face, small business administration matchmaking with local mentors, networking meals, and more.

Launch Party Recap

On December 2, Entrepreneurship@Dyson held a launch party in the Collaboration Zone of Warren Hall to celebrate our new website and student entrepreneurs. The event allowed visitors to chat with student entrepreneurs and meet the E@D staff. Members of Vita Shoes, Anabel’s Grocery, Campus Exposure, and Macrofuel shared some insights about their businesses over coffee and donuts.

Lessons from Lauren Kay

On October 29th, Lauren Kay visited campus to share her startup stories with Professor Streeter’s class. Kay launched two companies: SmartSitting, an online platform to find babysitters in NYC, and Dating Ring, a matchmaking website. Kay started SmartSitting while attending Brown University. The morning before class, she shared some advice over breakfast for any college…

New Ideas Bubble at Pitch Competition

Do you ever wonder how products like the Snuggie and Colorama you see on television come about? On Tuesday, October 20th, Cornell invited ten finalists to pitch their inventive consumer products for a shot at a prize package valued at $50,000 courtesy of Will it Launch, As Seen on TV. The winner will receive a…

Eship Thoughts from Celebration: Pick 3 Words…

“Pick three words to describe your entrepreneurship experience” This year at Entrepreneurship@Cornell’s Celebration, a two-day entrepreneurship conference, E@D was given the chance to ask Cornell’s prominent alums and entrepreneurs the tough questions. From funny anecdotes to real life advice, these attendees gave us a variety of perspectives on the trials and tribulations of being an entrepreneur. We asked…

CEO Stories: Being Entrepreneurial at the Highest Level

The “CEO Stories: Being Entrepreneurial at the Highest Level” panel addressed the often neglected question of so, you started a business but…what comes next? It’s easy to get swept up in the buzz and excitement of startups, so it was refreshing to hear three CEOs (and Cornell alums) talk about the qualities necessary to be a leader in an entrepreneurial…

The Cutting-Edge: Making the Most of Emerging Technologies

As one of four panels in the first symposia session, “The Cutting-Edge: Making the Most of Emerging Technologies” kicked off Cornell’s Celebration 2015. It consisted a mix of excitement in how emerging technologies will revolutionize industries and skepticism over privacy concerns. Key topics in the panel revolved around big data, Bitcoin, social media, 3D printing,…

Reminder: Celebration 2015 April 16-17, Register Now!

Join more than 700 alumni, students, faculty, and staff for Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration 2015!! When? April 16-17, Official Schedule Where? Statler Hotel RSVP? Be sure to Register here! – See who’s attending Celebration 2015 will also be livestreamed on the Facebook page here!  Don’t miss out on the following events and opportunities: Symposia on a wide range of topics including…

eLab Demo Day 2015 April 16th

When? THURSDAY, APRIL 16TH 4:15-6:15PM Where? STATLER AUDITORIUM Who? Everyone!  RSVP Here: Link Learn more here Last year’s cohort of 10 student startups raised a total of $1.81+ million combined! Come see the 2015 startups live on Demo Day!  Can’t make it? the event will also be livestreamed here!

What I Learned from What I Wish I Knew at 22

Amy Siskind kicked off the What I Wish I Knew at 22 event by calling for a “SHEvolution” to get women back in leadership and back in control. The former Wall Street exec and Co-founder and President of The New Agenda brought up some disturbing statistics indicating that women are actually moving backwards in terms of…

Interested in Entrepreneurship & Social Change? Enter the SBC-EY Social Entrepreneurship Competition Today!

SBC-EY Social Entrepreneurship Competition The Social Entrepreneurship Competition (SEC) is a business case competition that is looking for bright, talented individuals who are interested in consulting, entrepreneurship, and in creating meaningful impact. Social Business Consulting Group at Cornell is proud to partner with Ernst and Young (EY) Consulting and Entrepreneurship@Cornell to host the first-ever Cornell Social Entrepreneurship…

Event: Cornell Pitch Bootcamp

The Cornell Pitch Bootcamp consists of three events geared towards anyone interested in gaining experience in pitching. This is a Cornell wide event and will include students from a number of backgrounds. Whether you’ve been itching to pitch or are hesitant for one reason or another, come to the networking reception to see what you think!  …

Johnson Shark Tank Feb 3rd!

Make sure to apply to Cornell Shark Tank to pitch in front of VCs and compete for $1500 in prizes plus ticket to SXSW!  When? Tue Feb 3, from 5-6pm Where? Duffield Atrium/Goldman Lounge-directly across from Matins Café. Who? Open to entire University (Attendee RSVP registration http://on.fb.me/1xZxyQS) Prizes? 5 teams pitch 3 VC Judges to win…