New York City is establishing itself as a new nexus of the tech world, with over 900 tech-related businesses and startups across the five boroughs. Tech is quickly transforming the city’s world-leading industries — media, design, healthcare, fashion, advertising — and is sparking entirely new industries, including the burgeoning maker movement. But it can only achieve its potential as an innovation center through extensive and deep cooperation between the academic, public and private sectors.
We’re building a culture of engagement centered around that type of collaboration. We’re actively seeking innovative partnerships with organizations and practitioners that are engaging in the future of technology and committed to changing the world.
We actively seek innovative collaborations with organizations that are driving the future of technology and are fueled by a commitment to change the world. We continually create fresh opportunities for incoming classes to work on real-world challenges, with programs including:
Cornell Tech students respond to challenges posed by leading startups, companies, and organizations in NYC, delivering new business ideas and prototypes by the end of the semester.
Students become co-founders for a startup experience that includes identifying nascent markets, selecting co-founders, incorporating companies, engaging advisors and customers, crafting and articulating a compelling story, and using technical expertise to rapidly prototype new products.
Mentoring and Advising
We also seek members of the tech community to hold “office hours” to help guide students, whether on their research, entrepreneurial projects or career planning.
Contact J McLoughlin, our Student Engagement Manager, to learn how you and Cornell Tech can work together to impact the digital age.Contact Our Student Engagement Manager
Impacting the NYC Tech Community
Company projects are already making an impact. Past projects have included solving Shapeway’s computer vision problem with an algorithm that detects 3-D objects; writing an algorithm and building an interface for eBay sellers to optimize product sales; Doctible, which allows patients to price-shop for medical treatments by matching crowdsourced cost data with quality rankings; and Motovatr, a mobile application platform that supports physical fitness through gamification.
Partnering beyond the Classroom
We can’t reinvent graduate education without partners who share our vision. Cornell Tech partnered with McKinsey & Company on a program where analysts in residence, working within the Entrepreneurial Office, help drive strategic initiatives.
If you would like to recruit our students, please contact Marina Dadashev, our Director of Career Management.Email Director of Career Management
Industry Big Wigs Engage with Cornell Tech
Google Vice President Alfred Spector and Dean Dan Huttenlocher speaking with Cornell Tech students. One of the many ways our students get unprecedented access to people at the forefront of tech and the digital economy.