Cornell University

As part of the university's commitment to economic development and outreach, CTL hosts a variety of events to create connections between the Cornell campuses, industry members, entrepreneurs, and investors.

CTVF 2010



CCTEC hosted its fourth annual Cornell Technology Venture Forum™ (CTVF) on October 28, 2010. Emerging technologies and Cornell startups were presented and showcased throughout the full day event. Seven Cornell inventors presented their emerging technologies including graphene-enhanced covalent organic frameworks, a nanopositioning device, an athletic training device, a chip image sensor for biomedical and security uses, novel polymers used in wound healing, a melanoma diagnostic test, and a single molecule drug discovery platform. Six Cornell startups, including iFyber, Odyssey Molecular, ADispell, Zuma BioSciences, Stealth Peptides, and NYAG (New York Apple Growers) pitched their businesses and products to investors and other attendees.

Attendees heard from investors during a lunch panel focused on getting businesses funded in today's environment.

Panelists included:

  • Zach Shulman, Cayuga Venture Fund (moderator)
  • Russ Howard, High Peaks Venture Partners
  • Robin Lockwood, Flybridge Capital Partners
  • Bill McCullen, Launch Capital

Posters on veterinary medicine, energy, medical devices, information technology, drug development, and agriculture were on display in the East Hill Office Building Atrium. Attendees and inventors discussed potential partnerships and opportunities during a poster viewing session and networking breaks throughout the event.

Cornell Startups

  • ADispell
  • Stephen Curry, CEO

  • iFyber
  • Eric Eisenhut, President

  • NYAG (New York Apple Growers)
  • Bob Norris, Secretary

  • Odyssey Molecular
  • Paul Soloway, Founder

  • Sarentis Ophthalmic
  • Denise Barbut, CEO

  • Stealth Peptides
  • Travis Wilson, CEO

  • Zuma BioSciences
  • Eric Eisenhut, Director

Emerging Technologies

  • A Biologically-Inspired Ultra-Low-Power Impulse Radio for Sensor Networks
  • Alyssa Apsel, Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • A Mouse Model for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Shahin Rafii, Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

  • A Tool for Improved Corn Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations
  • Harold van Es, Crop & Soil Sciences

  • Alkaline Electrolytes for Better Fuel Cells
  • Geoffrey Coates, Chemistry & Chemical Biology

  • Aptamer-Based Fluorescent Sensor Technology
  • Samie Jaffrey, Pharmacology, Weill Cornell Medical College

  • BearClaw™: Athletic Training Device
  • Pete DeStefano, Athletics

  • Building 3D Models from Photos
  • Noah Snavely, Computer Science

  • Chip Image Sensor for Biomedical and Security Uses
  • Alyosha Molnar, Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • Device to Sort and Classify Cell Membrane Components
  • Susan Daniel, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

  • Expanding Stem Cell Populations & Angiogenesis Studies
  • Shahin Rafii, Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

  • Functionalized Liposomes for Targeting and Treatment of Diseases
  • Michael King, Biomedical Engineering

  • Gene Panels to Provide Prognosis for Colon Cancer
  • Francis Barany, Microbiology & Immunology, Weill Cornell Medical College

  • Graphene-Enhanced Growth of Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs)
  • William Dichtel, Chemistry & Chemical Biology

  • Laser Tweezers for Biomolecules
  • David Erickson, Mechanical Engineering

  • Medical Uses of Novel Polymers in Wound Healing and Surgical Procedures
  • David Putnam, Biomedical Engineering

  • Melanoma Diagnostic Test
  • Jonathan Zippin, Weill Cornell Medical College

  • Methods for Processing Entangled Database Updates
  • Johannes Gehrke, Computer Science

  • Nanopositioning Device
  • Amit Lal, Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • New Biomass Pretreatment Process for Ethanol Production
  • Larry Walker, Biological & Environmental Engineering

  • Process for Storing Multi-Attribute Objects
  • Emin Gun Sirer, Computer Science

  • Single Molecule Drug Discovery Platform
  • Scott Blanchard, Physiology, Weill Cornell Medical College

  • Solar Cells Made Using Radio Isotope Powered Electron Lithography
  • Amit Lal, Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • Treatment for Skin Disorders
  • Jochen Buck, Pharmacology, Weill Cornell Medical College

  • Use of Ultrasound to Track Electrical Activity in the Heart
  • Niels Otani, Biomedical Sciences

  • Villous Scaffold Structure
  • John March, Biological & Environmental Engineering

To view the event program, click here.

To view the event photo gallery, click here.

Save the Date! The next Cornell Technology Venture Forum™ will be held on October 25, 2012.