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Entrepreneurship Celebration

  • Thu, April 29, 2021
  • 1:00 PM
  • Fri, April 30, 2021
  • 5:00 PM
  • Cornell Zoom

Free webcast open to all; register with Cornell directly!


Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration

Online Event | April 29 - 30, 2021 | Conference Website

Join us for a two day entrepreneurship conference held every spring to bring together students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community participants.  Highlights this year will include fireside chats with featured speakers, eLab Demo Day, Student Business of the Year pitches, the BenDaniel Venture Challenge, and the first ever presentation of the Charles F. Feeney '56 Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship and Humanity. 

Agenda

April 29 - Thursday 

1:00 - 3:00 PM ET

eLab Demo Day

eLab teams pitch their businesses to our live audience and respond to question and comments.

*This event requires a separate registration, to sign up visit:  https://ecornell.cornell.edu/keynotes/overview/K042921/ 

3:00 - 6:00 PM ET

BenDaniel Venture Challenge

The BenDaniel Venture Challenge (BVC) is Big Red Venture's Annual Pitch competition that gives five companies the chance to pitch their business ideas to a panel of investors.  Companies based in New York state or with a Cornell affiliation are eligible to apply for their chance to win a $25,000 cash prize and an additional $25,000 in matching funds if the company's technology is licensed through Cornell.  


April 30 - Friday

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM ET

Fireside Chat with Bob Langer '70

Fireside Chat with Bob Langer '70, Co-founder and Scientific Director, Moderna

Moderated by Lynden Archer, Joseph Silbert Dean of the College of Engineering

Audience Q&A moderated by Zach Shulman '87, JD '90, Director, Entrepreneurship at Cornell

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Break

Stand up, stretch, take a lap around the living room, maybe even check the fridge

1:00 - 1:45 PM ET

Fireside Chat with Stephanie Cartin '06 and Courtney Spritzer

Fireside Chat with Stephanie Cartin '06, Co-founder, Socialfly, Co-host, The Entreprenista Podcast, and Co-founder, Markid; and Courtney Spritzer, Co-founder, Socialfly, Co-host, The Entreprenista Podcast, and author of "Like. Love. Follow." 

Moderated by Kevin Hallock, Dean, SC Johnson College of Business,

Audience Q&A moderated by Zach Shulman '87, JD '90, Director, Entrepreneurship at Cornell

1:45 - 2:00 PM ET

Break

Stand up, stretch, let the dog out (remember to let the dog back in) 

2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

Student Business of the Year Pitches

Five finalists present their companies to panel of judges.  Winner will receive $5000 from Entrepreneurship at Cornell.

3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

Charles F. Feeney '56 Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship and Humanity

President Martha Pollack to confer award to Mr. Feeney and moderate a fireside chat with his associate, Christopher Oechsli, former CEO, Atlantic Philanthropies.

Audience Q&A moderated by Zach Shulman '87, JD '90, Director, Entrepreneurship at Cornell

4:00 PM ET

Announcement of Student Business of the Year 2021

Student Business of the Year winner announced by Nick Nickitas MBA '14, Founder, Rosie

Closing remarks by Zach Shulman '87, JD'90, Director, Entrepreneurship at Cornell

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