Tag: pitch competition
February 13, 2018
Cornell Startups Present to Alumni at CALC
Some of Cornell’s top student entrepreneurs had the chance to present their entrepreneurial pursuits to alumni at the 2018 Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference (CALC) in Philadelphia. A Student Entrepreneurship Showcase was the feature event on the closing day’s lunch.
May 2, 2017
Big Idea Competition Finals Concludes Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration
On Friday, April 28, Cornell students and alumni packed into eHub in Collegetown for the Big Idea Competition Finals. Capping off the two-day Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration, the Big Idea Competition gave Cornell students the chance to pitch ambitious business ideas to the community to compete for over $9,000 in prizes and a spot in the Life Changing Labs summer incubator.
March 2, 2017
Hacking the Hackathon
Are you considering participating in a hackathon? Click below for our top tips!
November 4, 2016
X Factors: Cornellians Build XBoard to Shake Up Skateboarding Industry
How can you make something that hasn’t been made better in a long time, better? For Jeffrey Ly (’16) and Eric Berg (’19), this question was a challenge; however, it wasn’t an insurmountable one. Since first pondering that question, the duo has created and developed the XBoard: the world’s first “trickable” electric skateboard. For more on XBoard, read below:
October 17, 2016
Money. Many people would argue it makes the world go ‘round. In a more practical sense, money is essential to entrepreneurship. A lot of great entrepreneurs say that they’re driven more by helping people through their product than they are by money; however, even those entrepreneurs would likely concede that they wouldn’t be able to have as big of an impact as they do without a little bit of capital to help them along the way. For these reasons and more, knowing where funding will come from is a key question that every entrepreneur has to answer.
October 14, 2016
Life Changing Labs Hosts First Fall Pitch Competition
Open for less than one full semester, the Entrepreneurship@Cornell eHub in Kennedy Hall is already housing the best and brightest student innovators that Cornell has to offer. On Monday, September 26th, eHub hosted the academic year’s first pitch competition. Three Cornell undergraduate students had one minute to sell three discerning judges on their startup idea.
October 7, 2016
eLab: An Entrepreneur’s Dream House
How much can $5,000 contribute to the growth and development of a company? For the student entrepreneurs of Cornell who are eager to take this very first step, this may be the prize they have their eyes set on. However, the monetary reward is only a small part of the package.
October 6, 2016
This Girl Means Business: Beverly Wallenstein (ILR ’16) and Girls Mean Business
Have you ever thought about starting your own company? Have you ever thought about being an entrepreneur or adding entrepreneurial values to anything you do? If so, you probably have also been afraid and nervous. To promote more entrepreneurship and business for girls, Beverly Wallenstein (ILR’16) started Girls Mean Business. In an exciting business camp, girls can participate, engage and prepare to be next-gen leaders. We at Entrepreneurship@Dyson recently caught up with Beverly to learn more about Girls Mean Business:
October 5, 2016
Hackathons: The Ultimate Entrepreneurial Challenge
Are you curious and passionate? Do you enjoy working on a team to solve problems and develop ideas that can have a concrete impact your community? Are you trying to assess whether your entrepreneurial idea is applicable to the real world? Hackathons may be the perfect opportunity for you.
April 28, 2016
Pitch Perfectly: The Art of the Pitch Deck
Do you think you have the next big idea? Great! Unfortunately, so does everyone else. That said, how do you make your ideas stand apart?
With more and more businesses competing for funding, the pitch deck has become an instrumental term in the vocabulary of any great entrepreneur. A pitch deck is a short presentation, typically created through PowerPoint, that provides an overview of a startup’s business plan. An entrepreneur’s pitch is often his or her first interaction with an investor, so a strong deck of slides is key in creating a good first impression. In fact, the art of the pitch is so important, that organizations on Cornell’s campus like Life Changing Labs host pitch competitions on campus that offer cash prizes where the delivery and formatting of the pitch are often considered to be more important than its content.
What can you do to create an effective pitch deck? Entrepreneurship@Dyson has you covered. Check out our top 3 tips below:
October 26, 2015
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 […]
March 4, 2015
Shark Tank Profile: S.A.L.T.
Who is on the executive team and how many other students are on the whole team? Because we’re still less than a year old, our executive team is small. It consists of my partner, Eliot […]
March 2, 2015
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 […]
February 26, 2015
Shark Tank Profile: Arctyc–Willie Mendelson MEng ’15 & Bryan Dunn Hotel ’14
Below are the comments of Bryan Dunn ’14 and Willie Mendelson ’15: What is the mission/business of Arctyc? Arctyc is developing a connected kitchen appliance that will elevate the wine-drinking experience by enabling consumers to enjoy […]
February 25, 2015
Shark Tank Winner: FloraPulse – Michael Santiago MechE PhD
Below are comments from Michael Santiago: Who is the executive team of FloraPulse? FloraPulse has one student (myself) and two Cornell faculty who are scientific advisors. Michael Santiago (CEO/CTO) Abraham D. Stroock (scientific advisor) Alan […]
February 20, 2015
Shark Tank Profile: Produce Pay – Pablo Borquez Schwarzbeck, MBA ’15
Below are comments from Pablo Schwarzbeck: 1. Who is on Produce Pay‘s executive team and how many other students are on the whole team? CEO: Pablo Borquez Schwarzbeck, MBA 2015 Additionally, Produce Pay has two […]
February 19, 2015
Shark Tank Profile: NTi Technology – Shane Heil ’16
Below are comments from Shane Heil, CEO of NTi Technology: What is NTi Technology? Our company has developed a coating technology that continuously cleans and disinfects any treated surface. Unlike other disinfection products that evaporate […]
February 18, 2015
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 […]
January 17, 2015
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 […]