Week of Oct 15, 2017

Rough Draft Ventures Summer Academy Application
LocationOnline
Time: Application submission deadline is October 15, 2017
Cornell students are invited to apply to The RDV Academy, a program that pairs top technical students with fast-growing startups like Mark43, Cadre, Giphy, and Kensho for the summer. While working directly with the engineering team over the summer, members of The RDV Academy meet each week for a tech talk with startup executives and other members of the program (approximately 30 students total). It’s a great way to get to know peers from across universities who have similar interests in startups, as well as build relationships with founders and engineers across a variety of industries.
Applications are now open and we’d love for you to apply by October 15th. Top students will be selected for on site interviews in early November, and finalists will receive offers by mid to late November. Detail: http://www.roughdraft.vc/academy
Open to: All

 

 

Pillsbury Institute’s Entrepreneurs in Residence
Location: Statler Hall
Attention students! Interested in meeting and networking with a successful industry expert? October is full of amazing opportunities! Entrepreneurs will be available to talk with students one-on-one about business ideas and plans, career experience and guidance, and more. If you are interested in setting up a time to meet with an entrepreneur, please visit our website for instructions. See below for upcoming dates, or to learn more about each entrepreneur and who will be visiting the institute, click here.

  • Tuesday, October 17: Barbara Lang ’78, MPS ’04, Founder, B. Lang Consulting
    • Hospitality Consulting
      • Literacy workshops for Barclays bank employees
    • Aids emerging entrepreneurs articulate & position their concept
    • Career advisor
    • F&B Experience
      • Napa Valley Winery Culinary Director
      • Restaurant co-owner
      • Food entrepreneur
      • Author of Restaurant to Retail: A Handbook for Food and Hospitality Professionals
    • Tuesday, October 17: Steven Kay ’94, Owner & Operator, Mel’s Burger Bar
      • F&B management, ownership, and operations involvement
      • Experience in the hospitality & restaurant industry over the last 25 years

Open to: All Students

 

 

Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) Office Hours at Weil Hall
Location: Weill Hall 404A
Time: Tuesday, October 17, 1:00 – 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. No appointment needed! Details: http://www.biotech.cornell.edu/cat/events
Open to: All

 

Networking@Rev: Advancing University Technologies
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, 2nd Floor
Time: October 18, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Register for this free event to save your spot on here.
How does research and technology developed in University labs make its way to market? Find out at Rev: Ithaca Startup Works’ October Networking night, held during Cornell TCAM/Homecoming weekend – open to the whole community! Discover what’s happening in the local startup scene with a visit to Ithaca’s downtown business incubator. Hear pitches from University innovators and entrepreneurs commercializing advanced technologies.
Remarks will be given by special guests, including speakers from Cornell research projects and Tom Schryver ’93, MBA ’02, Executive Director for Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement. Enjoy a drink, local eats, and gorgeous downtown views from Rev’s 3rd floor terrace as you network with Cornellians and local entrepreneurs. Drop in at any time throughout the evening.
Open to: All

 

 

2nd & 3rd Kessler Fellows Program Symposia
Location: Upson Hall, Room 152
Interested in entrepreneurship? Want to learn about REVIthaca, Auro Robotics, Pear Therapeutics and MuckerLab?  WEDNESDAY October 18th is our second symposia and WEDNESDAY October 25 is our third symposia. Come join us and learn about our companies and what we did last summer. You can attend one presentation or all. Snacks will be provided!

Open to: All Students 

 

 

Partnering & Business Development 
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, 2nd Floor
Time: October 19, 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
RSVP here – space is limited. Remote video links available at the discretion of instructors.
Startups and early stage companies will often need to partner with larger companies in order to advance their businesses. Corporate partners can bring much needed capabilities, facilities, distribution channels, credibility, and funding. Partnering with them also presents a lot of challenges, including inertia, mis-aligned goals, motivations and sudden changes in key personnel, to name a few. Please join us for a discussion of Strategic Partnering to build your new business and a seat of practical, executable tools for building these partnerships.
About the Instructors:
Brian Bauer is a seasoned international energy industry executive with extensive experience in Oil, Natural Gas, Chemicals, and renewables in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Brian ran several international businesses during a 30-year career in the energy industry and has expertise in operations, strategy, business development, mergers and acquisitions, major project management, corporate governance and organizational change. Brian was Group Vice President in Upstream Operations for BP and is now an entrepreneur in residence at Rev: Ithaca Startup Works. His significant experience in navigating supply chain management helps him mentor startups as they do the same.
Steven Gal is a career technology entrepreneur, an entrepreneurship professor, and an investor in and advisor to early stage companies. Over his 15 years of teaching, his research and practice has focused on entrepreneurship and innovation, which he teaches at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University. Over more than 25 years as an entrepreneur, Steven has participated in the founding, funding, building, operating and/or turnaround of companies resulting in over $100 million in venture financings and over $1.5 billion in exits across multiple successful sales and an IPO. Steven has also been an active angel and VC investor and advisor to entrepreneurs and their companies.
Open to: All

 

 

I-Corps Short Course: Cornell University
LocationApply here!
Time: October 20 – November 5
NSF I-Corps gives researchers the opportunity to combine their strong technical and scientific knowledge with an entrepreneurial mindset, with the goal of discovering new technologies that can be developed for market.
Want to get involved with NSF commercialization and learn more? A free Short Course is the best way to start making a connection. While exploring your current project, you’ll learn to apply the same process to other technologies – now and in your future career. Participants in this free course will learn how to acquire and apply information from the marketplace, customer interviews, and industry partners. No current or prior NSF funding is required.
The Short Course features lecture and group breakout work in person, followed by two weeks of remote sessions. At the end of the two weeks, teams present findings at an in-person wrap-up. If you work with a team, the whole team can participate in the Short Course. Teams already working with industry mentors stand to maximize their experience in the Short Course, but a mentor is not required. Short Course participation is a great way to get connected with the nation-wide NSF I-Corps network of mentors, Sites, Nodes, and programming.
Open to: All

 

 

Hospitality Business Plan Competition Info Session & Pizza Social
Location: Statler Hall, Park Atrium
Time: Wednesday, October 25, 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Add this to your calendar! No registration necessary!
Join us in the Statler Hall Park Atrium to review competition rules and guidelines with the competition faculty sponsor, Professor Susan Fleming. Pizza will be provided. This time is also a good opportunity to find team members if needed. Deadline for team registration is Friday, November 10. More details about this year’s competition can be found here. Questions? Email Michelle Ciaschi at mlc296@cornell.edu.
Open to: All Students

 

 

Fintech Hackathon
Location: EY’s Wave Space in Union Square (841 Broadway NY NY)
Time: October 27, 28, 29, 2017
This hackathon focus is financial inclusion with special emphasis on Latin America.
Sign up here: https://fintechhackathon2017.splashthat.com/
We do have a bus chartered from Ithaca to NYC and back again on Sunday evening at a subsidized rate of $40/roundtrip.
Sponsors//Partners: Elevate.global, Cooperativa Medalla, Banco de Credito, Cooperativa Serrana, Banco Pichincha, Dept CiS, College of Engineering, Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Cornell College of Business
Open to: All Students

 

 

Presentation Skills for Entrepreneurs
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, 2nd Floor
Time: November 2, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
RSVP here – space is limited!
This engaging presentation will include ideas about how to make your pitch presentations more memorable and clear. Join us to discuss how to structure a pitch, how to reinforce messages visually, and how to deliver a pitch with confidence.
About the Instructor:
Andrew Quagliata is a lecturer in management communication. He teaches a first-year business communication course and an upper-level persuasive communication class. Quagliata holds a PhD in organizational communication from the University at Buffalo. His research interests include communication pedagogy, entrepreneur communication, and the relationship between communication and career success. He has held professional positions in finance and higher education.
Open to: All

 

 

Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit NYC
Location: The Times Center 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036
Time: November 3, All Day
Each November, Entrepreneurship at Cornell hosts an event in New York City featuring speakers who are inspiring, entrepreneurial role models. During the networking breaks, you will have a chance to meet and mingle with approximately 450 enthusiastic attendees including faculty and alumni. http://summit.eship.cornell.edu/2017/
Student Ticket and Roundtrip Transportation to Summit $60
Swarthout Bus leaves at 5am and goes straight to NYC, drops off at ~9:30am at 242 W 41st Street. (location of Summit). Bus leaves NYC at 6:30pm for return to Ithaca. Bus has wifi, personal items may be left on the bus. One-way bus ticket price is not available. This is being offered as a convenience for those unable to travel to summit the night before.  For more information, visit here!
Open to: All

 

 

Fundraising: Equity and Debt
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, 2nd Floor
Time: November 7, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
RSVP here – space is limited!
Most startups require capital infusions at various points of their growth.  Capital comes in many flavors – loans, grants, convertible debt, equity, and others. This workshop will explore the pluses and minuses of these options with the intent of helping participants understand which are most suited for different types of opportunities and how to think about approaching the fundraising challenges of each.
About the Instructors
Tom is the Executive Director of Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement (CREA) and is a Visiting Lecturer at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. CREA’s programs include Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, the Southern Tier Startup Alliance, and support of Cornell’s regional economic advancement efforts. Tom leads the Upstate NY I-Corps Node, and is the lead instructor for Cornell Engineering’s Commercialization Fellows program. He serves on the teaching team for eLab, Cornell’s student business accelerator, and teaches entrepreneurship and business strategy at Cornell. Tom has an AB and MBA  from Cornell, where he was a recipient of the MBA program’s Albert J. Fried Fellowship for Leadership and Academic Excellence. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Zach Shulman has been Director of Entrepreneurship at Cornell since October 2013 and a Managing Partner at Cayuga Venture Fund since 2004. Prior to his current roles, Zach was a Senior Lecturer at Johnson and headed up many programmatic activities at the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute. Prior to that, Zach was a corporate lawyer in Boston and Ithaca and also General Counsel at a tech company that raised boatloads of venture capital in 1999 and 2000; ultimately, Zach took that company through bankruptcy. Zach earned a Bachelor of Science from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and graduated from Cornell University Law School, magna cum laude.
Open to: All

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Week of Oct 8, 2017

Pillsbury Institute’s Entrepreneurs in Residence
Location: Statler Hall
Attention students! Interested in meeting and networking with a successful industry expert? October is full of amazing opportunities! Entrepreneurs will be available to talk with students one-on-one about business ideas and plans, career experience and guidance, and more. If you are interested in setting up a time to meet with an entrepreneur, please visit our website for instructions. See below for upcoming dates, or to learn more about each entrepreneur and who will be visiting the institute, click here.

  • Thursday, October 12: Phil Miller ’83, Managing Director, Philippus Miller III & Associates
    • Recruitment & Consulting Firm
    • Real Estate Services Firm providing: hotel brokerage, asset management, distressed asses servicing & capital markets services
    • 25+ years of international hospitality industry experience
  • Tuesday, October 17: Barbara Lang ’78, MPS ’04, Founder, B. Lang Consulting
    • Hospitality Consulting
      • Literacy workshops for Barclays bank employees
    • Aids emerging entrepreneurs articulate & position their concept
    • Career advisor
    • F&B Experience
      • Napa Valley Winery Culinary Director
      • Restaurant co-owner
      • Food entrepreneur
      • Author of Restaurant to Retail: A Handbook for Food and Hospitality Professionals
  • Tuesday, October17: Steven Kay ’94, Owner & Operator, Mel’s Burger Bar
    • F&B management, ownership, and operations involvement
    • Experience in the hospitality & restaurant industry over the last 25 years

Open to: All Students

 

2nd & 3rd Kessler Fellows Program Symposia
Location: Upson Hall, Room 152
Interested in entrepreneurship? Want to learn about REVIthaca, Auro Robotics, Pear Therapeutics and MuckerLab?  WEDNESDAY October 18th is our second symposia and WEDNESDAY October 25 is our third symposia. Come join us and learn about our companies and what we did last summer. You can attend one presentation or all. Snacks will be provided!

Open to: All Students

 

 

Mindset for Investible Company: Entity Formation, Founders, Boards and Fund-Raising Basics 
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, 2nd Floor
Time: October 15, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
RSVP here – space is limited. Remote video links available at the discretion of instructors. What should you be thinking about if you want to grow an “investible” company?  Learn about proper entity formation, dealing with real boards of directors, critical aspects of founder relationships and the basics of raising dilutive financing from VCs and other investors. This event is sponsored by Cornell Engineering and hosted at Rev: Ithaca Startup Works.
About the Instructor:
Zach Shulman has been Director of Entrepreneurship at Cornell since October 2013 and a Managing Partner at Cayuga Venture Fund since 2004. Prior to his current roles, Zach was a Senior Lecturer at Johnson and headed up many programmatic activities at the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute. Prior to that, Zach was a corporate lawyer in Boston and Ithaca and also General Counsel at a tech company that raised boatloads of venture capital in 1999 and 2000; ultimately, Zach took that company through bankruptcy. Zach earned a Bachelor of Science from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and graduated from Cornell University Law School, magna cum laude.
Open to: All Students

 

 

Rough Draft Ventures Summer Academy Application
LocationOnline
Time: Application submission deadline is October 15, 2017
Cornell students are invited to apply to The RDV Academy, a program that pairs top technical students with fast-growing startups like Mark43, Cadre, Giphy, and Kensho for the summer. While working directly with the engineering team over the summer, members of The RDV Academy meet each week for a tech talk with startup executives and other members of the program (approximately 30 students total). It’s a great way to get to know peers from across universities who have similar interests in startups, as well as build relationships with founders and engineers across a variety of industries.
Applications are now open and we’d love for you to apply by October 15th. Top students will be selected for on site interviews in early November, and finalists will receive offers by mid to late November. Detail: http://www.roughdraft.vc/academy
Open to: All
 

Networking@Rev: Advancing University Technologies
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, 2nd Floor
Time: October 18, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Register for this free event to save your spot on here.
How does research and technology developed in University labs make its way to market? Find out at Rev: Ithaca Startup Works’ October Networking night, held during Cornell TCAM/Homecoming weekend – open to the whole community! Discover what’s happening in the local startup scene with a visit to Ithaca’s downtown business incubator. Hear pitches from University innovators and entrepreneurs commercializing advanced technologies.
Remarks will be given by special guests, including speakers from Cornell research projects and Tom Schryver ’93, MBA ’02, Executive Director for Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement. Enjoy a drink, local eats, and gorgeous downtown views from Rev’s 3rd floor terrace as you network with Cornellians and local entrepreneurs. Drop in at any time throughout the evening.
Open to: All

 

 

Partnering & Business Development 
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, 2nd Floor
Time: October 19, 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
RSVP here – space is limited. Remote video links available at the discretion of instructors. Startups and early stage companies will often need to partner with larger companies in order to advance their businesses. Corporate partners can bring much needed capabilities, facilities, distribution channels, credibility, and funding. Partnering with them also presents a lot of challenges, including inertia, mis-aligned goals, motivations and sudden changes in key personnel, to name a few. Please join us for a discussion of Strategic Partnering to build your new business and a seat of practical, executable tools for building these partnerships.
About the Instructors:
Brian Bauer is a seasoned international energy industry executive with extensive experience in Oil, Natural Gas, Chemicals, and renewables in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Brian ran several international businesses during a 30-year career in the energy industry and has expertise in operations, strategy, business development, mergers and acquisitions, major project management, corporate governance and organizational change. Brian was Group Vice President in Upstream Operations for BP and is now an entrepreneur in residence at Rev: Ithaca Startup Works. His significant experience in navigating supply chain management helps him mentor startups as they do the same.
Steven Gal is a career technology entrepreneur, an entrepreneurship professor, and an investor in and advisor to early stage companies. Over his 15 years of teaching, his research and practice has focused on entrepreneurship and innovation, which he teaches at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University. Over more than 25 years as an entrepreneur, Steven has participated in the founding, funding, building, operating and/or turnaround of companies resulting in over $100 million in venture financings and over $1.5 billion in exits across multiple successful sales and an IPO. Steven has also been an active angel and VC investor and advisor to entrepreneurs and their companies.
Open to: All

 

 

I-Corps Short Course: Cornell University
LocationApply here!
Time: October 20 – November 5
NSF I-Corps gives researchers the opportunity to combine their strong technical and scientific knowledge with an entrepreneurial mindset, with the goal of discovering new technologies that can be developed for market.
Want to get involved with NSF commercialization and learn more? A free Short Course is the best way to start making a connection. While exploring your current project, you’ll learn to apply the same process to other technologies – now and in your future career. Participants in this free course will learn how to acquire and apply information from the marketplace, customer interviews, and industry partners. No current or prior NSF funding is required.
The Short Course features lecture and group breakout work in person, followed by two weeks of remote sessions. At the end of the two weeks, teams present findings at an in-person wrap-up. If you work with a team, the whole team can participate in the Short Course. Teams already working with industry mentors stand to maximize their experience in the Short Course, but a mentor is not required. Short Course participation is a great way to get connected with the nation-wide NSF I-Corps network of mentors, Sites, Nodes, and programming.
Open to: All

 

 

Hospitality Business Plan Competition Info Session & Pizza Social
Location: Statler Hall, Park Atrium
Time: Wednesday, October 25, 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Add this to your calendar! No registration necessary!
Join us in the Statler Hall Park Atrium to review competition rules and guidelines with the competition faculty sponsor, Professor Susan Fleming. Pizza will be provided. This time is also a good opportunity to find team members if needed. Deadline for team registration is Friday, November 10. More details about this year’s competition can be found here. Questions? Email Michelle Ciaschi at mlc296@cornell.edu.
Open to: All Students

Week of Oct 1, 2017

Hospitality Hackathon
Location: eHub Collegetown
Time: September 29, 30 & Oct 1 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Hilton’s first ever hackathon and it’s happening at Cornell! EVERY STUDENT is invited and encouraged to sign up for this event, coding is not a prerequisite. Designers, business students, hotelies, engineers and more learn how tech has changed the hospitality industry with our mini conference (2-5pm) and then work with data, hardware, &  IoT from our mentors and partnering organizations to conceptualize and develop your idea. Partnering Organizations & sponsors include: Hilton, Microsoft, Amazon, LG, Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Engineering, CiS. The prizes are pretty incredible as well.
Learn more and sign up here: http://hiltonhackathon.splashthat.com
Open to: All

 

GENIUS NY 2.0 Application
Location: Online
Time: Application submission deadline is October 1, 2017
The largest business accelerator competition for unmanned systems in the world. GENIUS NY is a year-long business accelerator that awards six finalist teams a total of $2.75 million in investments. In addition, the program offers company stipends, housing, resources, programming, and connections, making it among the largest competitions of its kind across the globe. GENIUS NY is focused on Unmanned Systems; software, hardware, analytics. Detail: http://www.geniusny.com/
Open to: All

 

Hospitality Business Plan Competition Info Session & Pizza Social
Location: Statler Hall, Park Atrium
Time: Wednesday, October 25, 4:30 – 6:00pm
Add this to your calendar! No registration necessary!
Join us in the Statler Hall Park Atrium to review competition rules and guidelines with the competition faculty sponsor, Professor Susan Fleming. Pizza will be provided. This time is also a good opportunity to find team members if needed. Deadline for team registration is Friday, November 10. More details about this year’s competition can be found here. Questions? Email Michelle Ciaschi at mlc296@cornell.edu.
Open to: All Students

Week of Sep 24, 2017

Apply to Cornell eLab for the 2017-18 School Year
Location: Online
Time: September 27, 11:59pm (Deadline)
Applications for Cornell eLab are open. eLab is an accelerator program for Cornell student startups. Startups receive weekly one-on-one mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship professors over a year-long program featuring 5 intensive bootcamps, eLab alum advisors, course credit, $5,000 toward their business, and access to a network of resources. eLab is not for theory; it is for launching real businesses. Apply at elabstartup.com/apply/
Open to: All Cornell Students

 

Apply to the NSF I-Corps September Short Course at Cornell
Location: Online
Time: September 15 – 29
The deadline to RSVP for the UNY I-Corps September Short Course at Cornell (taking place September 15th – 29th) is coming up. NSF I-Corps Short Courses are for university researchers interested in exploring the market potential of their work and learning entrepreneurial skills. While exploring your current project, you’ll learn to apply the same process to other technologies The Short Course features lecture and group breakout work in person, followed by two weeks of remote sessions. At the end of the two weeks, teams present findings at an in-person wrap-up. Apply at unyicorps.org/attend-a-short-course
Open to: All

 

Pillsbury Institute’s Entrepreneurs in Residence
Location: Statler Hall
The Pillsbury Institute’s Entrepreneur in Residence (EnIR) program will be hosting 15 entrepreneurs and innovators in the hospitality industry this academic year.  Entrepreneurs will be available to talk with students one-on-one about business ideas and plans, career experience and guidance, and more. If you are interested in setting up a time to meet with an entrepreneur, please visit our website for instructions. In addition to office hours, EnIRs are also available to speak in classes.  Interested in hosting an EnIR in your class, email Michelle Ciaschi mlc296@cornell.edu for availability. See below for upcoming dates, or to learn more about each entrepreneur and who will be visiting the institute in the near future, click here.

  • Thursday, September 28Chris Hemmeter ’86, Managing Director, Thayer Ventures
    • Startup and high-growth businesses in hospitality, travel and technology space
    • Venture capital firm investing in emerging tech companies
    • Founded six companies in his career
    • Software provider in the foodservice industry

Open to: All Students
 

 

Hospitality Hackathon
Location: eHub Collegetown
Time: September 29, 30 & Oct 1 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Hilton’s first ever hackathon and it’s happening at Cornell! EVERY STUDENT is invited and encouraged to sign up for this event, coding is not a prerequisite. Designers, business students, hotelies, engineers and more learn how tech has changed the hospitality industry with our mini conference (2-5pm) and then work with data, hardware, &  IoT from our mentors and partnering organizations to conceptualize and develop your idea. Partnering Organizations & sponsors include: Hilton, Microsoft, Amazon, LG, Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Engineering, CiS. The prizes are pretty incredible as well.
Learn more and sign up here: http://hiltonhackathon.splashthat.com
Open to: All

 

GENIUS NY 2.0 Application
Location: Online
Time: Application submission deadline is October 1, 2017
The largest business accelerator competition for unmanned systems in the world. GENIUS NY is a year-long business accelerator that awards six finalist teams a total of $2.75 million in investments. In addition, the program offers company stipends, housing, resources, programming, and connections, making it among the largest competitions of its kind across the globe. GENIUS NY is focused on Unmanned Systems; software, hardware, analytics. Detail: http://www.geniusny.com/
Open to: All

 

Hospitality Business Plan Competition Info Session & Pizza Social
Location: Statler Hall, Park Atrium
Time: Wednesday, October 25, 4:30 – 6:00pm
Add this to your calendar! No registration necessary!
Join us in the Statler Hall Park Atrium to review competition rules and guidelines with the competition faculty sponsor, Professor Susan Fleming. Pizza will be provided. This time is also a good opportunity to find team members if needed. Deadline for team registration is Friday, November 10. More details about this year’s competition can be found here. Questions? Email Michelle Ciaschi at mlc296@cornell.edu.
Open to: All Students

Week of Sep 17, 2017

Pillsbury Institute’s Entrepreneurs in Residence
Location: 295 Statler Hall
Time: Tuesday, September 19
The Pillsbury Institute’s Entrepreneur in Residence (EnIR) program will be hosting 15 entrepreneurs and innovators in the hospitality industry this academic year.  Entrepreneurs will be available to talk with students one-on-one about business ideas and plans, career experience and guidance, and more. If you are interested in setting up a time to meet with an entrepreneur, please visit our website for instructions. In addition to office hours, EnIRs are also available to speak in classes.  Interested in hosting an EnIR in your class, email Michelle Ciaschi mlc296@cornell.edu for availability. See below for upcoming dates, or to learn more about each entrepreneur and who will be visiting the institute in the near future, click here.

Open to: All

 

 
Hospitality Pitch Deck Competition
Location: Online
Time: Wednesday, September 20
The Pillsbury Institute is pleased to announce the Hospitality Pitch Deck Competition (PDC), which will take place during the fall 2017 semester. The 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. Three to five 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. Students interested in winning seed funding for their pitch idea need to register via Reviewr by Wednesday, September 20. Questions? Email mlc296@cornell.edu
Open to: All

 

 

Apply to the NSF I-Corps September Short Course at Cornell
Location: Online
Time: September 15 – 29
The deadline to RSVP for the UNY I-Corps September Short Course at Cornell (taking place September 15th – 29th) is coming up. NSF I-Corps Short Courses are for university researchers interested in exploring the market potential of their work and learning entrepreneurial skills. While exploring your current project, you’ll learn to apply the same process to other technologies The Short Course features lecture and group breakout work in person, followed by two weeks of remote sessions. At the end of the two weeks, teams present findings at an in-person wrap-up. Apply at unyicorps.org/attend-a-short-course
Open to: All

 

 

Hospitality Hackathon
Location: eHub Collegetown
Time: September 29, 30 & Oct 1 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Hilton’s first ever hackathon and it’s happening at Cornell! EVERY STUDENT is invited and encouraged to sign up for this event, coding is not a prerequisite. Designers, business students, hotelies, engineers and more learn how tech has changed the hospitality industry with our mini conference (2-5pm) and then work with data, hardware, &  IoT from our mentors and partnering organizations to conceptualize and develop your idea. Partnering Organizations & sponsors include: Hilton, Microsoft, Amazon, LG, Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Engineering, CiS. The prizes are pretty incredible as well.
Learn more and sign up here: http://hiltonhackathon.splashthat.com
Open to: All

 

 

GENIUS NY 2.0 Application
Location: Online
Time: Application submission deadline is October 1, 2017
The largest business accelerator competition for unmanned systems in the world. GENIUS NY is a year-long business accelerator that awards six finalist teams a total of $2.75 million in investments. In addition, the program offers company stipends, housing, resources, programming, and connections, making it among the largest competitions of its kind across the globe. GENIUS NY is focused on Unmanned Systems; software, hardware, analytics. Detail: http://www.geniusny.com/
Open to: All

Week of Sep 10, 2017

Cornell Entrepreneurship Kickoff 2017 
Location: eHub Kennedy Hall (113 Kennedy Hall, next to Call Aud.)
Time: September 13, 4:00 – 7:00pm
Don’t miss our largest on-campus entrepreneurship event in the Fall with expected attendance of 200-300 students, faculty, and staff!
This is the perfect opportunity to network with the entrepreneurship community and find out about all of the eship resources Cornell has to offer! Activities include Start Up Showcase, Eship Programs Meet & Greet, eLab Pitchoff Competition, Networking, Free food and giveaways! More details here.
Open to: All

 

Sharks! Venture Pitch
Location: Koffman Southern Tier Incubator at 120 Hawley St. Binghamton, NY
Time: September 11, 6:00 – 8:00pm
The Southern Tier Venture Fund is investing in companies to become a massive success. Come get a front row seat! Three companies will have 10 minutes each to pitch. Investors from the fund will have 10 minutes for Q&A. Will they make a deal? Come see for yourself. Attendance is free. For more information, and to see how your business can be involved, please contact Darren MacDonald at darren@stcfny.com. We look forward to seeing you there! More details here.
Open to: All

 

Kessler Fellows Program Symposium Kickoff
Location: Hollister Hall McManus Lounge
Time: September 16, 1:00 – 5:00pm
Interested in entrepreneurship? Want to learn about WHOOP, MUVR LABS, MAKU and GOOGLE?  SATURDAY September 16th is our first symposium date, and we’re kicking it off with a bang! Come join us and learn about our companies and what we did last summer. You can attend one presentation all. Snacks will be provided!
9/16 SCHEDULE – McManus Lounge
1-2pm: Marco Bustamante | Whoop (whoop.com)
2-3pm: Vidya Ramesh | Muvr Labs (muvrlabs.combolt.io)
3-4pm: Jerica Huang | Google (google.com/intl/en/about/)
4-5pm: Grace Chuang | Maku (makucreative.com)
Junior Engineers: Program Information Session Tuesday 9/12, 4:45PM, PHL 407.  Applications due:  11/13/17.  More information here.
Open to: All

 

Apply to the NSF I-Corps September Short Course at Cornell
Location: Online
Time: September 15 – 29
The deadline to RSVP for the UNY I-Corps September Short Course at Cornell (taking place September 15th – 29th) is coming up. NSF I-Corps Short Courses are for university researchers interested in exploring the market potential of their work and learning entrepreneurial skills. While exploring your current project, you’ll learn to apply the same process to other technologies The Short Course features lecture and group breakout work in person, followed by two weeks of remote sessions. At the end of the two weeks, teams present findings at an in-person wrap-up. Apply at unyicorps.org/attend-a-short-course
Open to: All
 

 

Hospitality Hackathon
Location: eHub Collegetown
Time: September 29, 30 & Oct 1 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Hilton’s first ever hackathon and it’s happening at Cornell! EVERY STUDENT is invited and encouraged to sign up for this event, coding is not a prerequisite. Designers, business students, hotelies, engineers and more learn how tech has changed the hospitality industry with our mini conference (2-5pm) and then work with data, hardware, &  IoT from our mentors and partnering organizations to conceptualize and develop your idea. Partnering Organizations & sponsors include: Hilton, Microsoft, Amazon, LG, Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Engineering, CiS   The prizes are pretty incredible as well.
Learn more and sign up here: http://hiltonhackathon.splashthat.com
Open to: All

 

GENIUS NY 2.0 Application
Location: http://www.geniusny.com/apply.html
Time: Application submission deadline is October 1, 2017
The largest business accelerator competition for unmanned systems in the world. GENIUS NY is a year-long business accelerator that awards six finalist teams a total of $2.75 million in investments. In addition, the program offers company stipends, housing, resources, programming, and connections, making it among the largest competitions of its kind across the globe. GENIUS NY is focused on Unmanned Systems; software, hardware, analytics. Detail: http://www.geniusny.com/
Open to: All

Week of Sep 3 , 2017

Apply to Cornell eLab for the 2017-18 School Year
Location: Online
Time: September 5, 11:59pm (Deadline)
Startups who apply by 11:59 PM, Tuesday, Sept 5th will be considered to compete in the eLab Pitch Competition at the Eship Kick-off on Sept 13th.
Applications for Cornell eLab are open. eLab is an accelerator program for Cornell student startups. Startups receive weekly one-on-one mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship professors over a year-long program featuring 5 intensive bootcamps, eLab alum advisors, course credit, $5,000 toward their business, and access to a network of resources. eLab is not for theory; it is for launching real businesses. Apply at elabstartup.com/apply/
Open to: All Cornell Students

 

Eship Kick-off in eHub-Kennedy Hall
Location: eHub Kennedy Hall (113 Kennedy Hall, next to Call Aud.)
Time: September 13, 4:00 – 7:00pm
Activities include: Start Up Showcase, Eship Programs Meet & Greet, eLab Pitchoff Competition, Networking, Food and Giveaways!
Open to: All

 

Apply to the NSF I-Corps September Short Course at Cornell
Location: Online
Time: September 15 – 29
The deadline to RSVP for the UNY I-Corps September Short Course at Cornell (taking place September 15th – 29th) is coming up. NSF I-Corps Short Courses are for university researchers interested in exploring the market potential of their work and learning entrepreneurial skills. While exploring your current project, you’ll learn to apply the same process to other technologies The Short Course features lecture and group breakout work in person, followed by two weeks of remote sessions. At the end of the two weeks, teams present findings at an in-person wrap-up. Apply at unyicorps.org/attend-a-short-course
Open to: All
 

 

Hospitality Hackathon
Location: eHub Collegetown
Time: September 29, 30 & Oct 1 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Hilton’s first ever hackathon and it’s happening at Cornell! EVERY STUDENT is invited and encouraged to sign up for this event, coding is not a prerequisite. Designers, business students, hotelies, engineers and more learn how tech has changed the hospitality industry with our mini conference (2-5pm) and then work with data, hardware, &  IoT from our mentors and partnering organizations to conceptualize and develop your idea. Partnering Organizations & sponsors include: Hilton, Microsoft, Amazon, LG, Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Engineering, CiS   The prizes are pretty incredible as well.
Learn more and sign up here: http://hiltonhackathon.splashthat.com
Open to: All

 

GENIUS NY 2.0 Application
Location: http://www.geniusny.com/apply.html
Time: Application submission deadline is October 1, 2017
The largest business accelerator competition for unmanned systems in the world. GENIUS NY is a year-long business accelerator that awards six finalist teams a total of $2.75 million in investments. In addition, the program offers company stipends, housing, resources, programming, and connections, making it among the largest competitions of its kind across the globe. GENIUS NY is focused on Unmanned Systems; software, hardware, analytics. Detail: http://www.geniusny.com/
Open to: All