New to the eLab Management Team this year is Jeremiah Cotman, taking on the role of Project Coordinator. He was chosen for his strengths in problem solving, written content, and ability to build strong relationships quickly. He is thrilled by the startup’s journey from idea to concept to something alive and working.


“I try to keep in mind an ideal future for humanity that is distant enough I can not quite picture it. I strive for this future, knowing it will not be achieved in my lifetime. For me, this makes the entrepreneurship world a perfect match. I am working with people who seek change in the world, more often than not, over monetary gain.” -Jeremiah.

A point of growth for eLab this year will be the program’s social and conventional media presence. With a degree in Literature, a novel in its second draft, and recent work writing for the Southern Tier Startup Alliance’s Hardware Accelerator, Jeremiah is accustomed to producing content in a short period of time. He is excited to extend his work with entrepreneurs.

“I love to see new entrepreneurs discover their potential. Even if not every business accelerated by eLab is successful, we are building successful entrepreneurs.”

The STSA Hardware Accelerator gave Jeremiah experience working with startup teams in a similar way to his new role – not just as a coordinator, but as a guide, empowering them to get the most out of the knowledge and teaching of the instructors and mentors.

“As an undergraduate, I was part of two organizations that, together, produced a large, public festival. I think back to those experiences to know the challenges eLab teams are facing.”

With autumn applicant interviews finishing up and the eLab 2015-16 student teams to be announced soon, we are already confident Jeremiah is a great fit for eLab and are happy to have his enterprising spirit alongside ours.