206B Dryden Avenue
Ithaca, New York 14850
Established in 2008, the eLab by Student Agencies, Inc. in collaboration with Entrepreneurship@Cornell is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing business acceleration services to Cornell University Entrepreneurs. eLab helps develop and launch "concepts" into "reality".
Vision: To be the standard by which all collegiate entrepreneurship incubators are measured.
Mission: To arm students with the tools to succeed as entrepreneurs now and in the future.
I am proud to be the founding director of eLab—a business accelerator serving the needs of Cornell’s most entrepreneurial students.
While there are many places on campus for students to think about or ponder entrepreneurship, eLab is a key place where Cornell students actually “do” entrepreneurship. It has been a pleasure for me to watch eLab grow from our humble beginnings in March of 2008 as a pilot program to 2013, where we are a permanent part of the entrepreneurship landscape at Cornell that has produced eight companies and counting.
Our growth has been a collective effort of many groups and individuals. Student Agencies and Entrepreneurship @Cornell have been driving forces behind this effort from the very beginning. Many alumni have made significant contributions such as financial donations or mentoring eLab teams or both.
One of the great strengths of eLab is leveraging the rich tradition and heritage of these successful alumni entrepreneurs who mentor our students. These mentors have coached student businesses from concepts into the marketplace, they have offered industry-specific advice and they have shared their experiences related to successfully navigating the startup process – all serving to smooth the path and quicken the pace for our student entrepreneurs.
eLab exists to help students take the major step of starting their own company. To fulfill that mission, we provide Cornell student entrepreneurs with unique access to a web of relationships, outstanding coaching, connections and networking opportunities that nourish them as they begin living the entrepreneurial dream.
If you are intrigued and want to learn more or become involved in our program, I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to email me at DC489@cornell.edu