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Ignite Connect: Accelerating Impact

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Join online a world of groundbreaking innovation and collaboration:

  • an exclusive Executive Interview that’s set to inspire. Peggy Koenig, esteemed Chair of the Executive Committee at Cornell BOT and Chair Emeritus of Abry Partners, LLC, will take the stage with Dr. Greeshma Gadikota, Co-founder of Carbon To Stone and a shining example of what the Ignite Gap Funding Program helps achieve. This is your chance to gain insights from leading minds on how to innovate for impact.

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Ignite Connect is an opportunity to explore and engage with researchers and founders around their technologies and ventures emerging from Cornell University. This dynamic virtual experience aims to create connections and serves as a catalyst, bridging innovative technologies with resources and opportunities for meaningful impact.

Agenda Highlights:

Welcome Remarks: From Krystyn Van Vliet, Vice President for Research & Innovation
Executive Interview: Innovating for Impact with Peggy Koeing and Greeshma Gadikota
Startup and Technology Pitch Sessions: Through interactive presentations, discover the latest innovations from Cornell labs and startups, recipients of Ignite awards.
Networking Opportunities: Connect with innovators and founders for impact (collaboration, mentoring, funding, and more).
Find Your Track:Therapeutics & Vaccines, Diagnostics & Biotech Tools, MedTech & Digital Health, Materials & Energy, High Tech & Hardware

With five to six technology or startup presentations per track, this intimate setting ensures a deep dive into the innovations that interest you most. Visit our website for more details.
How to RSVP:
To secure your spot at Ignite Connect, please RSVP here!

Don’t miss this chance to be part of a transformative event that accelerates impact and fosters connections within the vibrant Cornell innovation ecosystem.

About Ignite: Cornell Research Lab to Market

Ignite Cornell Research Lab to Market gap funding series is supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (“OVPRI”). Its purpose is to accelerate technology commercialization, venture creation and growth, and corporate collaboration, create entrepreneurship training and career opportunities for students and researchers, and advance Cornell’s innovation for societal impact and university mission. Learn more about the programs’ impact and achievements.

Recent Ignite News

Second Cohort of Ignite Fellows: Unveiling Diverse Venture Potential Across Cornell’s Campus. More here.
Two founders graduate from the Fellow for New Ventures program and start a Cornell-licensed company. More here.


January 31
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


Careers - Non-Academic