Cornell Venture Capitalists 

A directory of VCs that have Cornell degrees. If you know of VCs that should be in the directory, please let us know at

Cornellians in Private Equity

We have assembled a directory of Cornellians in the private equity industry. Use the directory to network, learn and connect.

Entrepreneur in Residence

Our EiRs rotate from year to year and are available on campus to discuss your business ideas and business implementation.

Mentors in Virtual Residence

A group of entrepreneurs and business professionals that have called themselves out as willing to speak with Cornellians about their business ideas.

Women in Entrepreneurship Mentor Network 

Members of this group are active business women, who are willing to connect with current Cornell female students in an one-on-one mentoring relationship to talk about business, business ideas, and future career goals and aspirations.

VCs in Virtual Residence

A group of venture capitalists that are willing to discuss topics ranging from industry trends, success metrics, pitch perfection and business models.

Startup Jobs

This is a list of websites unaffiliated with Cornell that are all about job placement at startups.

Cornell Technology Transfer Office

Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise and Commercialization - CCTEC is Cornell’s technology transfer office. It hosts many startup company events and supports the creation of startups based on Cornell developed technologies. CCTEC welcomes the opportunity to integrate MBA students into these activities, including company creation.

Accelerators, Incubators & Workspaces

Locate company accelerators and incubators that can help you launch your startup.

Business Plan Competitions

Business plan competitions are a great way to raise initial capital for your startup. Cornell programs sponsor some of these events, but there are literally hundreds held nationally each year. The following links provide additional information.

General Assembly

General Assembly (GA) connects a network of campuses to empower individuals through education in technology, business, and design. As GA’s exclusive viewing partner in Ithaca, Johnson’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute will broadcast GA classes at Sage Hall, followed by discussions and brainstorming sessions focused on how to use the information in day-to-day life. Founded in 2011 in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corp., GA offers ongoing educational programming in nine cities around the world.

Cornell Co-Founder Connection

Entrepreneurship@Cornell has partnered with CoFoundersLab to launch Cornell Co-Founder Connection to provide the broad Cornell University community with a free way to find a co-founder/business partner.

Founders Workbench

Undergraduate entrepreneurship is on the rise and more startups than ever are being founded by undergraduate students.  Recognizing that student entrepreneurs are often working on an extremely tight budget, Goodwin Proctor, one of the nation's leading tech law firms, created the award-winning Founders Workbench, a free, online resource that helps early-stage entrepreneurs navigate the legal and organizational challenges faced by startups.

Entrepreneurial Insights

Entrepreneurial Insights is a website with articles, tools, a dictionary of terms, and other knowledge sharing related to starting, funding, and growing a business. 

Blogs & Books

A great resource listing for entrepreneurs and those wanting to learn more about venture capital.