Networking both inside and outside of Johnson is critical. Between the Johnson programs, events, and clubs and EII’s connections to other Cornell organizations and constituents, the networking opportunities are significant and powerful.
Johnson students have access to deep entrepreneurial-based network. Listed below are examples of that network that are part of the Cornell entrepreneurial ecosystem.
- Entrepreneurship@Cornell brings together faculty and courses from all across Cornell, sponsors public lectures, campus networking events, and a summer internship program. Each year, E@C and EII plans and hosts the Entrepreneurship@Cornell Celebration.
- Cornell Entrepreneurship Network (CEN) is a wide-reaching network of alumni and friends with interests in entrepreneurship. Since June 2001, approximately 16,000 alumni, parents, students, staff and friends have attended hundreds of CEN events. We encourage you to explore CEN and attend its events.
- Cornell Silicon Valley (CSV) provides a regular series of activities designed to connect Cornellians in California's high-tech businesses with Cornell faculty, students and other alumni. The events are powerful networking opportunities.
- CCTEC is the Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise and Commercialization. It is Cornell’s tech transfer office and encourages Johnson students and alums to engage on startup businesses based on technologies developed at Cornell.
- Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship is the Hotel School’s entrepreneurship center. It hosts an annual business idea competition and guest lecture series.
- McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences is a program of Cornell’s Institute for Biotechnology and Life Science Technologies. It is a real physical space incubator for life sciences companies based on Cornell intellectual property.
- Cornell Hillel now runs a Campus Entrepreneurs Initiative. We expect this new initiative to expand in terms of programming and outreach.
- Student Agencies is America’s oldest independent student-run corporation, which provides diverse services ranging from summer storage to campus marketing to business plan development. eLab is a business incubator for students that helps high potential entrepreneurs turn concepts into reality. It is a direct affiliate of Student Agencies, and each year 4 Johnson students serve as eLab fellows to assist in various aspects of its incubation services.
- Cornell Angel Network brings together new businesses based on licensed Cornell technology ("Cornell Startups") or founded by Cornellians ("Cornellian Startups") and accredited investors ("Cornell Angels") with an interest in investing in new businesses related to Cornell.