Applications Now Open for eLab’s 2024-25 Cohort

eLab Fall 2024 Applications Open

Applications are now being accepted for eLab, Cornell’s student accelerator program! eLab is a unique program designed to provide student entrepreneurs with the resources, mentorship, and support they need to turn their startup dreams into reality.

Students and student teams with business ideas are encouraged to apply for the fall semester to participate in programming focused on customer discovery, pitching, and business model development. Instructors will use a pre-determined rubric to evaluate teams’ performance and business models during the winter break and invite several teams to participate in the spring cohort. Students graduate with the experience, skills and connections to launch a successful company.

eLab alumni startups have raised over $347M in capital.  

Admission into the program includes:

  • 1:1 mentoring with experienced entrepreneurs
  • Pitch events with investors
  • Weekly classes, weekend bootcamps
  • Funding for customer discovery and initial investment into business
  • 4.5 credits from the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Applications will be accepted through September 2, 2024. Juniors, seniors, graduate students, and PhD candidates are welcome to apply. Learn more and apply.

Attend an information session on May 1 at eHub Collegetown to learn more about program requirements, schedule, benefits, and tips for making your application competitive. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions at the end of the session. Register for the info session.

If you have questions about eLab or the application process, please contact