Two days of

Entrepreneurship Celebration

Thursday April 29, 2021 – Friday, April 30, 2021 | Online

Conference Website

https://celebration2021.splashthat.com/

Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s Celebration is a two day entrepreneurship conference held every spring to bring together students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community participants. Highlights this year will include fireside chats with featured speakers, eLab Demo Day, Student Business of the Year pitches, the BenDaniel Venture Challenge, and the first ever presentation of the Charles F. Feeney ’56 Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship and Humanity. 


Add the individual events to your calendar to stay of track throughout the two days!

Schedule: 
April 29 – Thursday
1:00 – 3:00 PM ET 
eLab Demo Day 
eLab teams pitch their businesses to our live audience and respond to question and comments.
 
3:00 – 6:00 PM ET
BenDaniel Venture Challenge
Big Red Ventures’ Annual Pitch Competition. Five finalists pitch their businesses to a panel of investors. Winners of the competition will earn a non-dilutive prize up to $50,000.

April 30 – Friday
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM ET

Fireside Chat with Bob Langer ’70 | 
Fireside Chat with Bob Langer ’70, Founding Investor, Moderna
Moderated by Lynden Archer, Joseph Silbert Dean of the College of Engineering
Audience Q&A moderated by Zach Shulman ’87, JD ’90, Director, Entrepreneurship at Cornell

12:45 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Break! Stand up, stretch, take a lap around the living room, maybe even check the fridge

1:00 – 1:45 PM ET
Fireside Chat with Stephanie Cartin ’06 and Courtney Spritzer
Fireside Chat with Stephanie Cartin ’06, Co-founder, Socialfly, Co-host, The Entreprenista Podcast, and Co-founder, Markid; and Courtney Spritzer, Co-founder, Socialfly, Co-host, The Entreprenista Podcast, and author of “Like. Love. Follow.”

Moderated by Kevin Hallock, Dean, SC Johnson College of Business,
Audience Q&A moderated by Zach Shulman ’87, JD ’90, Director, Entrepreneurship at Cornell

1:45 – 2:00 PM ET
Break! Stand up, stretch, let the dog out (remember to let the dog back in)

2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
Student Business of the Year Pitches
Five finalists present their companies to panel of judges. Winner will receive $5000 from Entrepreneurship at Cornell.

3:05 – 4:00 PM ET
Charles F. Feeney ’56 Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship and Humanity
President Martha Pollack to confer award to Mr. Feeney and moderate a fireside chat with him and his associate, Christopher Oechsli, former CEO, Atlantic Philanthrophies.
Audience Q&A moderated by Zach Shulman ’87, JD ’90, Director, Entrepreneurship at Cornell

4:00 PM ET
Announcement of Student Business of the Year 2021
Student Business of the Year winner announced by Nick Nickitas MBA ’14, Founder, Rosie

Closing remarks by Zach Shulman ’87, JD’90, Director, Entrepreneurship at Cornell

Details

Start April 29 @ 1:00 pm
End April 30 @ 4:00 pm
Venue Ithaca, NY
Ithaca, NY
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Event Contact

Xiomara Grossett

607-255-7084

xsg2@cornell.edu

Debra Moesch

dlm8@cornell.edu