Event Details

Cornell Technology Business Network


DATE: October 18, 2023
LOCATION: Zoom event (Link to be provided upon registration)

So you have a brilliant idea? Now what? Are you an entrepreneur or want to be one? As a Cornellian, you are part of an exciting heritage; Cornell has been empowering entrepreneurs since Ezra put this all together in 1865.

Join the CTBN conversation for a rapid fire point / counterpoint from two Cornell entrepreneurship experts as we examine what it takes to execute on your idea, survive and thrive over those first 1,000 days.

What can you learn from those who have traveled the eShip road before you?

Zach Shulman and Tom Schryver will provide an unfiltered perspective with startup stories and a roadmap to Cornell eShip resources.

You will want to tune in to the October 2023 CTBN Forum!

Zach Shulman (Cornell ILR, BS ‘83; Cornell Law, JD ‘90, magna cum laude) has been Director of Entrepreneurship at Cornell since October 2013 and a Managing Partner at Cayuga Venture Fund since 2004.
Prior to his current roles, Zach was a Senior Lecturer at Cornell’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and headed up many entrepreneurship-related programmatic activities there.
Prior to that, Zach was a corporate lawyer at Ropes & Gray in Boston and Harris Beach in Ithaca and also General Counsel at a tech company that raised boatloads of venture capital in 1999 and 2000; ultimately, Zach took that company through bankruptcy.

Tom Schryver
(Cornell A&S, AB ‘93; Cornell JGSM, MBA ‘02; CFA) is the Executive Director at Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement (CREA) and teaches entrepreneurship at Johnson, where he serves as the David J. BenDaniel Faculty Advisor for BR Ventures.

An experienced entrepreneur and angel investor who has served as a startup founder and senior executive of high-growth companies, Tom has successfully structured new companies and raised capital in the form of private venture capital and venture debt, as well as grants and loans from local, state, and federal agencies.
Previously, he was an investment banker and institutional investor, leading a private family foundation to top-quartile investment returns.

Additional Program Content:

*News from the Network
*Alumni 3-Minute Introductions
*Open Networking

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For registration questions, please contact Cecilia Reyes


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