Ezra Box: Any Person, Any Storage

Last year, a group of Cornell students started a peer-to-peer storage solution called Ezra Box with a simple mission: provide students, particularly those who traveled long distances to attend Cornell, with a low-cost alternative to storing their belongings with a traditional storage company for the summer. In doing so, they also hoped to offer other Cornell students a source of supplemental income, making the project a win-win.

Last summer, its first in operation, Ezra Box won bigger than even its founders could have predicted. Ezra Box’s web-based platform, which serves as a marketplace connecting students with things to store for the summer with students who have space to store them, shattered transaction forecasts.

ProducePay: Revolutionizing Produce Financing

Pablo Borquez was born into a farming family in Mexico. For generations, his family has worked in the industry and Pablo has always had a passion for it. When he was 23 he went to work for a Guimarra, a produce marketer and distributer. Through his work with Guimarra, Pablo gained experience working at farms…

Congratulations Karim Abouelnaga SHA ’13

Karim Abouelnaga SHA ’13 has been picked to be on the Forbes 2015 Top 30 Under 30: Education list.  It was almost exactly two years ago that I had the pleasure to interview, get to know and befriend Karim so this doesn’t surprise me a bit. He has been to several alumni entrepreneurship events including…

Mentorship: E@D Connect with Alex Krakoski

This semester, we hosted our first mentorship program, E@D Connect. Now that the semester is wrapping up, I spoke with one of our mentees, Alex Krakoski from Worthy Jerky, about his experience being mentored by Pam Silverstein.   What did you personally get out of this mentorship?Pam Silverstein and I have spoken extensively about plans…

Staying Warm with The Hardy North

We all know them, the ‘do it all’s’ as I say. These are the kids who are never satisfied with what’s on their plate…there’s always room for more. While we normally see them in the classroom or in extra-curriculars, they exist in the startup world too. A shining example is the team at Collegiate Sun:…

From the Sheep to Fashion Royalty

  “Experiment as much as possible, do as much as possible, fail as much as possible. Eventually you will succeed” – Mac Bishop ’11       Since starting at Cornell, Mac Bishop ’11  has explored a passion for entrepreneurship, fashion, and creativity. He got his start with entrepreneurship in sophomore year we he started…