Cornell Bowers CIS Archives – Entrepreneurship at Cornell

The Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science (Cornell Bowers CIS) is an academic epicenter for technological innovation, radical collaboration and world-class science. Many of our faculty and alumni have founded companies that help address some of the world’s most pressing problems and increase the participation of historically marginalized groups in computer science and information science. In addition, many of our classes work with local and regional community groups to develop apps and technology to improve industries and quality of life. Hackathons and business competitions also attract broad and enthusiastic student involvement. Here are some examples of Cornell Bowers CIS companies:

Founded by Jehron Petty ’20, ColorStack cultivates the largest digital community of its kind to provide academic support, career development and community building opportunities. The program is aimed at increasing the access, retention, and success of Black, Latinx, and Native American computer science students.

ECK Appetizers: Developed by Anthonia Carter, a Fulbright scholar and PhD student in information science, EGK Starters provides transformative learning and mentoring experiences to early-stage founders of BIPOC startups, positioning them to raise capital and partner with investors to implement of strategic initiatives to fund even more BIPOC-led startups.

exotic, a software startup founded by college educators and researchers that helps businesses reduce wasteful spending and use available cloud resources more efficiently.

AnswerFounded by three Cornell computer science students, it provides a marketplace of verified medical suppliers so healthcare professionals around the world can safely purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other critical medical equipment. Founded before the COVID-19 pandemic, the urgent need for the app became even greater during supply shortages and uneven distribution networks.

Members of Cornell Tech’s Runway postgraduate program reused screening technology originally designed for cancer detection for the identification of COVID-19.

Pre-Vet Tracker Mobile App helps students who plan to enroll in a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program to keep track of their veterinary and animal experience. The app was developed in collaboration with the College of Veterinary Medicine and a software engineering course.

Ithaca snow angels, a web-based app developed by Cornell computer science students working with city software engineers, is helping to clean up potentially dangerous public nuisances: snowy sidewalks and curbs at downtown intersections.

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