Ignite Fellow for New Ventures-apply by March 1

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Are you ready to turn Cornell’s groundbreaking ideas into thriving ventures? The Ignite Fellow for New Ventures program, one of the four signature programs of the Ignite: Cornell Research Lab to Market gap fund series, is your ticket to entrepreneurial success!

Launched by Cornell University’s Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI), this program is your gateway to transforming cutting-edge inventions into thriving technology ventures.

Why Ignite Fellow for New Ventures?

  • Advance technology commercialization: grow as an entrepreneur scientist or engineer by partnering with a Cornell faculty inventor.
  • Funding Package of Up to $120,000: We’re here to de-risk your journey with a comprehensive funding package covering your salary for up to two years and essential experiment costs.
  • Cornell’s Inclusive Ethos: Built on the principle of “…any person…any study,” our program encourages you to explore a diverse range of groundbreaking discoveries in Cornell labs.
  • Open to aspiring entrepreneurs: We’re seeking master graduates, PhDs, and postdocs who dream big, take risks, and envision themselves as a CEO, CSO, or CTO founder.

Applications open until March 1, 2024, at 5 p.m. Apply here.

Join one of the virtual info sessions hosted by the Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) to learn about the program, the goals, the key features, the support provided to the fellows, the application process, and the pre-phase to match candidates and faculty-inventors.

Register for Info Session 1 – Friday, December 15, 2023, Noon – 1:00 pm

Register for Info Session 2 – Friday, January 19, 2024, Noon – 1:00 pm

Register for Info Session 3 – Friday, February 23, 2024, Noon – 1:00 pm