We are looking for candidates who dream big and take risks, want to become a CEO, CSO, or CTO founder, and want to take their entrepreneurial skills to the next level. The Ignite Fellow for New Ventures pre-phase allows any candidates with Ph.D. and master’s degrees to select an eligible Cornell technology from our database and connect with the Cornell inventor, if selected, to partner on a technology venture before applying to the open application cycle.
Pre-Phase: Matching Candidates With Cornell Faculty Inventors
If you are eligible and interested in starting a company out of one of the Cornell technologies below, follow these steps:
- Fill out and submit the pre-selecting form (you can find it under each technology description)
- The Ignite team will review your application and will match potential candidates with faculty-inventor
- If you are a match, you will receive a request to interview with the faculty-inventor
- Once both the candidate and the faculty-inventor agree to work together, apply to the program as applicants and future co-founders. Learn more here.
Learn about current innovations with the potential to become a venture.
Pre-phase Opens: December 5, 2022, until the application deadline
Application Period Opens: December 12, 2022
Application Deadline: February 28, 2023
Once matched with a faculty-inventor, return to the main Fellow for New Ventures page to apply to the program.