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Fuel Entrepreneurship Pursuits

Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
21 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 01, at 12:00 AM EST
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Fuel Entrepreneurship Pursuits


Why do student startup teams TRAVEL to conferences and competitions?

·       To connect with like-minded students

·       To broaden their network of subject matter experts and to identify mentors

·       To build teams with strong and diverse skill sets

·       To meet angel investors and venture capitalists

In short, students need to travel in order to Fuel Entrepreneurship Pursuits from idea to implementation; however, many young entrepreneurs cannot afford to do so without the help of special grants for travel. 


Who will benefit from your donation?

Entrepreneurship at Cornell supports undergraduate and graduate students from any college, any discipline. Among the students who will receive travel reimbursement funds are eLab students who travel to Silicon Valley, and student delegates to the  Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) conference who have committed to taking action on social entrepreneurship projects. 


All gifts received through this platform are considered donations to Cornell University and are thus tax-deductible. Donors will receive a tax receipt following gift processing.​


In addition, you will receive updates introducing you to our three student crowdfunding campaign leaders and other amazing entrepreneurs like:


Imani Majied ’19 created Everybody Eats to bridge meal gaps for food insecure individuals such as low-income students, single parents, and individuals with disabilities.
Saloni Verma, M.Eng. '18, is documenting memory loss in older adults who have been prescribed medications to lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels common in people suffering from diabetes and/or hypertension. 
Naviya Kothari '20 is interested in disrupting the education industry to generate curiosity and counter biases at a fundamental level. She co-founded Girls4Girls to enable femme in STEM to find power in solidarity. 



Want to learn more? View this short video describing the Clinton Global Initiative University


Additional beneficiaries of this crowdfunding campaign will be students, currently enrolled in the eLab accelerator program, who will be selected to travel to Silicon Valley to meet with Cornell alumni mentors and venture capitalists.





Choose a giving level


Say Hello

This introductory funding level brings you in contact with students who are engaged with entrepreneurship.


Checking In

Your donation helps fund materials for a conference poster session or development of a demo.


On the Runway

A donation at this level will pay one student's bus fare to a regional conference, or to travel from Ithaca to a major metro-airport to fly to a national competition.


Dream Big

Fund the double-occupancy hotel stay for an entrepreneurial team to attend a multi-day conference or business competition.


Take Flight

Fund the airfare for 2 students to attend an out-of-state conference or business competition.


Landed & Connected

Send one eLab team to Silicon Valley


Full Tank

Provide 3 eLab teams with funds to cover air travel and lodging, making possible their meetings with venture capitalists in Silicon Valley.


Flying High

Contact a member of the Cornell Alumni Affairs and Development Office to discuss an endowment of Entrepreneurship at Cornell in the amount you specify.