Week of September 17, 2018

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Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) Office Hours at Weill Hall
Location: Weill Hall 404a, within the McGovern Center
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Have questions about your intellectual property, and how Cornell can protect it? A CTL licensing staff member will be on hand to assist walk-in inventors with their questions about the patentability of their technology. WALK-IN! No appointment needed!
Open To: ALL

Leaders in Family Enterprise: Stefanie Kasselakis Kyles
Location: Sage Hall, room B11, 114 East Ave, Ithaca, NY
Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the Smith Family Business Initiative (SFBI) for Leaders in Family Enterprise: In Practice and Theory.This course aims to prepare students to work effectively and professionally, in and with family firms, to launch and create cross-generational value and wealth in family firms.Our guest speaker will be Stefanie Kasselakis Kyles, President and CEO  of John A. Vassilaros & Son, Inc.
Register Here

Hospitality Pitch Deck Competition
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 19th
The Hospitality Pitch Deck Competition (PDC) is an experiential learning opportunity for student entrepreneurs who are contemplating, starting, or operating an early stage hospitality-based venture, and who are looking to improve their pitching skills, with the potential to earn seed funding for their venture. Students register for the competition in early fall and submit their pitch decks in October for review by a team of industry judges. Four finalists will be selected to present in November to a panel of industry judges. The cash prizes are: winning team, $3,000, second place team, $1,500, and third place, $500. Questions? Email mlc296@cornell.edu.
Open To: All Students
Sign up here

Taking medical devices and diagnostics to market: who are my customers? what are the hurdles?
Location: Weill Hall 421, Ithaca, NY
Date: Friday, September 21, 2018, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Customer discovery for medical devices and diagnostics is complex. Come learn about pathways to commercialization and regulatory compliance required. Understanding the role of patient, prescriber, nurse, practice/hospital administrator, government regulator, insurer— and occasionally others— is key to effective product planning. Bring your questions!
Open To: ALL
RSVP to mlc247@cornell.edu

“Failures that Inspire” – Networking Night at Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, Downtown Ithaca, 314 East State Street
Date: September 21, 2018, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
All are welcome at Rev’s monthly networking night. Network with local startups and investors, hear pitches, and enjoy complimentary food and drink. RSVP here. Entrepreneurship sometimes feels like a game of Snakes and Ladders, no sooner do you move your business one step forward, you find yourself pushed three steps back. Hear from members of our entrepreneurship community as they share their journeys that did not go as planned.
Open To: All Students
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Entrepreneurs in Residence Office Hours
Location: The Hotel School, Statler Hall
Upcoming Dates & Entrepreneurs:
Monday, September 24 – Rohan Gopaldas ’02, Board Member & Co-Founder, Gamer Sensei

Thursday, September 27 – Marisa Sergi ’15, Founder & CEO, Red Head Wine
Every academic year, the Pillsbury Institute invites successful entrepreneurs to the Ithaca campus through the Entrepreneurs in Residence program. The program enables students to learn through ongoing personal interaction with successful entrepreneurs. The Entrepreneurs in Residence meet one-on-one with students to help them with business development, networking, and career planning. More information here.
Open To: All Students
Sign up here

Driving Disruption: The Future of Technology at Cornell
Location: Autodesk Gallery, 1 Market Street, #200, San Francisco, CA
Date: September 26, 2018, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Technology is evolving faster than ever. From robots with emotions to digital agriculture and healthcare solutions never before possible, the future of technology is now. Join us to hear what’s happening on campus and participate in a conversation with these dynamic leaders. We want to hear your BIG RED thoughts around all things tech!
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Marla and Barry ILR ’90 Beck Entrepreneurship Fellows Program
Application Deadline: September 30, 2018
Summer funding up to $5,000 is provided to students who wish to spend a summer pursuing their entrepreneurial ideas free from the concern of supporting themselves in a traditional paid job setting. Successful applicants will show a demonstrated interest and involvement in entrepreneurship activity at Cornell. Along with their entrepreneurial activities, selected Beck Fellows will exhibit academic excellence. Preference may be given to those students who are pursuing an entrepreneurship minor, involved with Cornell’s eLab program, the Blackstone LaunchPad, Life Changing Labs, Student Agencies, Inc., and/or currently working with other mentors
Open To: All Students
Apply Here

CSV Presents: Startup Stories
Location: Latham & Watkins, 140 Scott Drive, Menlo Park, CA
Date: October 9, 2018,  6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bringing your idea to reality requires time, energy, and passion. Come hear from fellow founders as they discuss their stories of triumph and frustration as they navigated through the startup world. Be a part of the conversation as we build a community of Cornell founders in the Bay Area.
Register Here

Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit NYC 2018
Location: The Times Center (New York City, 242 W 41st Street, NY, 10036)
Date: November 9, 2018
Each November, Entrepreneurship at Cornell hosts an event in New York City featuring speakers who are inspiring, entrepreneurial role models. They will share insights about their successes and challenges, and motivate and inspire participants to connect with one another for collaborative opportunities. Don’t miss your chance to listen to amazing speakers, network with fellow Cornellians, students and business executives, and watch some of Cornell’s bright students pitch their business ideas.
Register Here

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