Creating tech to improve workplace diversity, inclusion

Translator, founded by Natalie Egan ’02 (she/her) is the next guest on the Startup Cornell podcast.

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Entrepreneurship program emboldens spice startup founder

Abena Foli founded POKS Spices in 2016 to bring flavors from West Africa into American home kitchens. In 2021, she became one of the 60,000 women to participate in the certificate program offered by the Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell, which is managed by the Cornell Law School and powered by eCornell.

ILR School’s Climate Jobs Institute launches in New York City

Building off years of partnership with New York and national labor leaders to foster high-quality, climate-friendly employment that advances equity, the ILR School Climate Jobs Institute is launching Jan. 25 in New York City.

Bluemercury founder Barry J. Beck named Entrepreneur of the Year

Beck '90 co-founded and served as the chief operating officer of Bluemercury, the nationwide luxury beauty brand that was acquired by Macy’s in 2015.

The Wardrobe provides attire for ‘any student, any opportunity’

Hundreds of students borrow professional clothes from the Wardrobe each semester, for reasons ranging from convenience to financial need.

Eleven eLab teams advance to spring semester

Of the 28 teams that eLab welcomed in the fall, 11 student startups will continue on to the spring semester. To allow a wider net to be cast in identifying which businesses show the most promise, eLab’s structure took a new form in 2022-23.

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Cornell to help boost US supply of critical energy minerals

A Cornell engineering professor will play a major role in a new federally funded project to increase the domestic supply of minerals needed to improve and sustain green energy.

Listeners control the dial in genre-crossing music

New Cornell research shows how the rise of consumers’ influence changed the tune of contemporary country music and led to the creation of more songs that span multiple genres.

Mutual fund analysis benefits from added size metric

A group led by Scott Stewart, clinical professor of finance and accounting at Johnson, has developed a method for better understanding mutual fund returns, which could impact both performance rankings and fund managers’ career trajectories.