eLab is unlike any other entrepreneurship class.

It is a student accelerator that launches 8-12 real businesses each year.

You and your team will spend one year evolving your business plan, speaking with potential customers, pitching to investors, and preparing for launch. The program attracts some of the brightest and most driven students in the nation.

You’ll graduate with the experience, skills, and connections to launch a successful company.


Delivering Success

Cornell is a top-ranked school for entrepreneruship and eLab is one of the reasons the University leads the nation. Many eLab teams have gone on to raise capital, launch new products, and successfully exit or grow their companies.

Combplex has developed a smart beehive frame responsible for the devastation of bee colonies without harming the bees themselves. The startup won $250,000 in the inaugural Grow-NY competition and was named the Cornell Student Business of the Year in 2018.

 RedRoute, one of the earliest voice AI companies, is creating the future of customer service with the first SaaS product for call center automation. The 20 employee startup has scaled to $4 MILLION in revenue since launching in 2018.

Antithesis creates good-for-you junk food like the popular Grabanzos, a crunchy chocolate snack packed with chickpeas. The startup recently won $225,000 in NSF funding and Grabanzos are now on the shelf at over 30 retailers.

PECO is a powerful search engine that collects information about  brands, products, and entities. Currently, over 70% of leading law firms in China are using PECO.

Current and
alumni startups
have raised over

million in capital

“I got swept up by the entrepreneurship world at Cornell. 

In truth, the entire eLab program and its staff were key to our success.” 

– Pablo Borquez Schwarzbeck, Founder of ProducePay

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