Gap Funding to help your business grow.

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Funding for Startups

Growing startups

Propel Growth Fund

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Up to $250K to NY State startups

Startup Projects

Project funding via SAFE notes, intending to achieve proof of concept and increase opportunities of raising critical financing for startups at the very early stage.

Up to $75K to Cornell startups*

Intern for Startups

A program to hire Cornell students as summer interns for Cornell startup companies that have not raised series A financing.

Up to $10K intern salary support

Acceleration Programs

Derisking, validating technologies & fostering new ventures

Ignite Innovation Acceleration Grants

Grants to advance inventions towards licensing, startup formation or industry partnerships. 12-16 projects will be awarded annually

Up to $50K in grant
support

Ignite Fellow for New Ventures

Funding to hire fellows with entrepreneurial outlook to start new technology ventures. 5-6 Postdocs will be funded in each year's cohort.

Up to $120K in Fellow
salary and support

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