Attend the Student Entrepreneurship in CNY event with Chobani Founder and CEO


Contributed by Paul Deamer

The Upstate Venture Capital Association of New York (UVANY) and nine colleges based in the Central New York State region will be competing in the upcoming event: "Tomorrow's Leaders: Student eShip in CNY" to be held on Tuesday, April 8th in Emerson Suites.

The keynote speaker will be Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO of Chobani.  Top student startup (eShip) teams from the following schools will pitch their ventures: Binghamton University, Clarkson University, Colgate University, Cornell University, CortlaInd State University, Ithaca College, LeMoyne College, Syracuse University and Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3).  

A distinguished panel of e-Ship alumni will judge the student pitches.  Patrick Ambron, Syracuse University alumnus and CEO of Brand-Yourself (, MacLaren "Mac" Cummings, CEO and Co-Founder, Terakeet,  ( and Tim O'Neill, Managing Partner, Golden Seeds ( are all confirmed judges.  

Attendance is free for students and open to the public. A networking event starts at 4 p.m. where students, faculty and staff can learn more about the event sponsors.

For more information and to register, click here.

"Ithaca College is pleased and excited to be the host of a regional wide event of this nature that is so critical to helping the region realize the full potential of all the great student and university assets throughout the region," said Mary Ellen Zuckerman, School of Business Dean. 

Event sponsors include Envisage Information Systems, The Business Council of New York State, Miller Mayer Attorneys at Law,  The Central New York Business Journal, Colgate University, Ithaca College,  Cayuga Venture Fund,  Cornell University and Tompkins County Area Development.

View full event listing here

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