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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Week of September 10, 2018

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Fall Kickoff! Accelerating BioVenture Innovation
Location: Uris Auditorium & Griffis Faculty Club (521 E. 68th St., New York, NY)
Date: September 11, 2018
Are you interested in entrepreneurship and innovation in the life sciences? Learn about the full suite of exciting entrepreneurial initiatives and resources offered by Weill Cornell Medicine at the Fall Kickoff, including their annual 12-week course and training program in biomedical entrepreneurship known as Accelerating BioVenture Innovation (ABI). This event will also feature an exciting Keynote Speaker, Dr. Ron Cohen, Founder, President & CEO, Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
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“Failures that Inspire” – Networking Night at Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works (314 East State Street, Downtown Ithaca, NY)
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.
Register 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!
Register Here

W.E. Cornell- Generating STEM Women Entrepreneurs
Applications are now open.
W.E. Cornell is Cornell University’s newest program to help graduate STEM women commercialize their innovations and overcome the challenges of leading a technology-based business. W.E. Cornell is looking to form a first cohort of between five and ten participants. Programming will start in November. Learn More.
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 (242 W 41st Street, New York, NY)
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

Week of September 3, 2018

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Fintech Hackathon
Location: 
eHub Collegetown
Date: September 7th, 8th, 9th, 2018
The hackathon focus is financial inclusion with special emphasis on Latin America. Over thirty LatAm Banking Executives, and Government Dignitaries from Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Paraguay, Mexico, and Ecuador will be on site to mentor and provide feedback to student teams.
Sponsors/Partners include: Elevate.global, Medalla Milagrossa, BCP, Credinka, Nemby, Serrana, American Leadership Academy, Sorenson Capital, Kensington Capital,  Dept CiS, College of Engineering, Entrepreneurship at Cornell, SC Johnson College of Business
*Academic Credit is available by enrolling in NBA6029 which counts towards the University-wide entrepreneurship minor.
Register Here

Apply for eLab
Deadline: Midnight, September 7th, 2018
This is the last week to apply for the 2018-19 eLab program. eLab is an accelerator for Cornell’s top student startups. The program consists of course work (4.5 credits), faculty led coaching, financial resources, alumni connections and mentoring. Each year 12-15 teams are admitted into eLab. Admission into the program is based on interviews to be conducted Sept 10th-12th. Candidates should have completed at least one entrepreneurship course or program prior to applying to the eLab program. See other resources and benefits eLab teams receive here.
Open to: Juniors, Seniors, Masters and PhD students
Apply 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

Week of August 27, 2018

Entrepreneurship Kick-off
Location: eHub Collegetown (409 College Ave, 2nd Flr)
Date: Wed Aug 29 from 4:30-7pm
Entrepreneurship at Cornell invites students, staff and faculty to Join us Wednesday August 29 between 4:30-7pm  in eHub Collegetown for our kickoff event! Listen to the elab pitches, visit the 30+ booths in the  entrepreneurship expo, grab some food & a t-shirt.
Open to: All

Natural Disaster Preparedness Hackathon
Location: Duffield Hall
Date: August 30th – September 1st
2017 was one of the worst years on record for natural disasters. While weather events may be inevitable, they don’t have to become so catastrophic. 2.5 billion people have been directly affected since 2000 and there has been $1.5 trillion of economic impact since 2003. In collaboration with IBM, the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is hosting a hackathon on August 30th – September 1st at Duffield Hall to bring together the Cornell community to tackle challenges associated with natural disasters. This hackathon is part of a larger effort called the Call for Code Global Challenge to create solutions that significantly improve preparedness for natural disasters and relief when they hit. At the end of the hackathon, we will select first, second, and third place winners. All teams will also have the opportunity to submit their project nationally to win a grand prize of $200,000 USD, long-term open source project support from The Linux Foundation, and the opportunity to deploy your solution with an IBM Corporate Service Corps team.
Please RSVP here and email aki2@cornell.edu with any questions.

Fintech Hackathon
Location: eHub Collegetown
Date: September 7, 8, 9, 2018
The hackathon focus is financial inclusion with special emphasis on Latin America. Over thirty LatAm Banking Executives, and Government Dignitaries from Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Paraguay, Mexico, and Ecuador will be on site to mentor and provide feedback to student teams.
Sign up here: http://fintech18.splashthat.com
Sponsors/Partners include: Elevate.global, Medalla Milagrossa, BCP, Credinka, Nemby, Serrana, American Leadership Academy, Sorenson Capital, Kensington Capital,  Dept CiS, College of Engineering, Entrepreneurship at Cornell, SC Johnson College of Business
*Academic Credit is available by enrolling in NBA6029 which counts towards the University-wide entrepreneurship minor.

Apply for eLab
Apply: http://www.elabstartup.com/apply/
Applications are now open for the next cohort of Cornell’s eLab Accelerator: http://www.elabstartup.com/.
eLab is an accelerator for Cornell’s top student startups. Students earn 5.5 credits while they learn how to be entrepreneurs, get advice from experienced mentors, and launch their companies. See other resources and benefits eLab teams receive here.
Open to: All Students

Week of July 30, 2018

76West Clean Energy Competition—Watch the Pitches!
Location: Cornell University- PepsiCo Auditorium in Stocking Hall
Time:  Pitch Day 1: July 31, 1:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Pitch Day 2: August 1, 9:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
The 76West competition is taking place at Cornell University.  Some of the world’s most innovative clean energy startups will be presenting their technologies. 76West, the State’s premier clean energy competition in its third year, is designed to build clean energy businesses and grow jobs in New York’s Southern Tier region. View more info and RSVP.
Open to: All

Clean Energy Investor Connect Event
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 East St. Street., Ithaca, NY
Date: Wednesday, August 1, 5-8 p.m.
Want to mingle with the next-generation clean energy companies launching in New York? And the investors supporting clean energy companies from across the country
Upstate Capital is hosting an evening of networking for angel, seed, and venture capital investors to connect with energy and sustainability startups and established companies in Upstate New York.
View more info and purchase tickets.
Open to: All

Life Changing Labs Startup Showcase and Final Pitch Competition
Location: Park Atrium in Statler Hall, STL 396
Date:  August 3rd, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Join Life Changing Labs for an afternoon of entrepreneurial excitement! Summer startup companies from LCL’s incubator program will be showcasing their work from the last eight weeks and competing for a $1000 prize during the pitch competition. This event is open to the entire community and is a great chance to see what innovative startups students and alumni are working on as well as meet the people behind them.
Open to: All

Rev’s Hardware Accelerator Demo Day
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY
Date: Thursday, August 9, 6-8 p.m.
See this summer’s hardware teams present the results of their 11-week journey to create a prototype and launch a company. Food and drink will be served so please RSVP.  Follow the hardware teams on their journey at www.revithaca.com/hardware.
Open to: All

Apply for eLab
Apply: http://www.elabstartup. com/apply/
Applications are now open for the next cohort of Cornell’s eLab Accelerator: http://www.elabstartup.com/.
eLab is an accelerator for Cornell’s top student startups. Students earn 5.5 credits while they learn how to be entrepreneurs, get advice from experienced mentors, and launch their companies. See other resources and benefits eLab teams receive here.
Open to: All Students

Week of July 23, 2018

Cornell Silicon Valley Summer Reception for Interns and Young Alumni (2009-2018)
Location: LinkedIn, 222 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Celebrate summer with Bay Area Cornellians at LinkedIn. Take advantage of this great opportunity to network and establish new connections within the Cornell community. This reception is open to the classes of 2009-2020 and is not intended for incoming students. Register
Open to: Cornell Class of 2009 – 2020

76West Clean Energy Competition—Watch the Pitches!
Location: Cornell University- PepsiCo Auditorium in Stocking Hall
Time:  Pitch Day 1: July 31, 1:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Pitch Day 2: August 1, 9:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
The 76West competition is taking place at Cornell University.  Some of the world’s most innovative clean energy startups will be presenting their technologies. 76West, the State’s premier clean energy competition in its third year, is designed to build clean energy businesses and grow jobs in New York’s Southern Tier region. View more info and RSVP.
Open to: All

Clean Energy Investor Connect Event
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 East St. Street., Ithaca, NY
Date: Wednesday, August 1, 5-8 p.m.
Want to mingle with the next-generation clean energy companies launching in New York? And the investors supporting clean energy companies from across the country
Upstate Capital is hosting an evening of networking for angel, seed, and venture capital investors to connect with energy and sustainability startups and established companies in Upstate New York.
View more info and purchase tickets.
Open to: All

Life Changing Labs Startup Showcase and Final Pitch Competition
Location: Park Atrium in Statler Hall, STL 396
Date:  August 3rd, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Join Life Changing Labs for an afternoon of entrepreneurial excitement! Summer startup companies from LCL’s incubator program will be showcasing their work from the last eight weeks and competing for a $1000 prize during the pitch competition. This event is open to the entire community and is a great chance to see what innovative startups students and alumni are working on as well as meet the people behind them.
Open to: All

Rev’s Hardware Accelerator Demo Day
Location: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY
Date: Thursday, August 9, 6-8 p.m.
See this summer’s hardware teams present the results of their 11-week journey to create a prototype and launch a company. Food and drink will be served so please RSVP.  Follow the hardware teams on their journey at www.revithaca.com/hardware.
Open to: All

Apply for eLab
Apply: http://www.elabstartup. com/apply/
Applications are now open for the next cohort of Cornell’s eLab Accelerator: http://www.elabstartup.com/.
eLab is an accelerator for Cornell’s top student startups. Students earn 5.5 credits while they learn how to be entrepreneurs, get advice from experienced mentors, and launch their companies. See other resources and benefits eLab teams receive here.
Open to: All Students

Week of May 27, 2018

Apply for eLab
Location: http://www.elabstartup.com/apply/
Applications are now open for the next cohort of Cornell’s eLab Accelerator: http://www.elabstartup.com/.
eLab is an accelerator for Cornell’s top student startups. Students earn 5.5 credits while they learn how to be entrepreneurs, get advice from experienced mentors, and launch their companies. See other resources and benefits eLab teams receive here.
Open to: All Students

Two free NSF I-Corps courses for researchers
Location: Cornell University OR Weill Cornell Medicine
Time: June 8-22
·       Develop entrepreneurship skills
·       Identify a product-market fit
·       Receive mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs
·       Learn more about what the course is like in this recent Cornell Chronicle article or at the UNY I-Corps website.

Apply here for the Ithaca course at Cornell University OR the NYC course at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Open to: All