eLab student co-founders Alsa Khan '25 and Muhammad Jee '25 pitch their startup, Mr. EzPz, to an audience at the CSV Student Startup Showcase.

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Student startups pitch innovations in Silicon Valley

Student teams from eLab, Cornell’s student startup accelerator, and Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute Runway Startup Program at Cornell Tech pitched their innovative ideas at San Francisco’s Autodesk Gallery on March 28.   

The event brought together Cornell Silicon Valley, eLab, Runway Startups, Entrepreneurship at Cornell and the Student Agencies Foundation to highlight innovation throughout the Cornell community. Cornell Silicon Valley connects alumni in the Bay Area to resources like venture capital, financing, legal services, recruitment and publicity.   

Ken Rother, managing director of eLab and lecturer in the Cornell S.C. Johnson College of Business, welcomed guests to the showcase and said, “A word you are going to hear a lot tonight is alumni.”  

This unique West Coast event proved that Cornell and eLab’s alumni network thrives on the strength of shared experiences, fostering connections among its members, old and new.  

Jeff Kinder ’89, executive vice president of product development and manufacturing solutions at Autodesk, provided introductory remarks, and Carl Bass ’83, the former CEO of Autodesk, delivered the keynote.

Read the full story on the eLab website.

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