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At a recent event on campus, startups founded by Cornell Tech alumni and Runway Startup Postdocs networked with seed stage investors.

The event included remarks from Howard Morgan, co-founder of First Round Capital, Peggy Koenig, Co-CEO and Managing Partner, ABRY Partners, LLC and member of the Cornell Tech Board of Overseers,and Dan Huttenlocher, Jack and Rilla Neafsey Dean and Vice Provost of Cornell Tech, as well as presentations from two Cornell Tech startups — Ursa, one of the 2017 Cornell Tech Startup Award winners, and Tatch, a company in the Runway Startup Postdoc Program at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute.

The goal of the event was to connect these startups with potential investors in the New York tech community.

In his remarks, Morgan emphasized that entrepreneurship is part of a long tradition at Cornell. He shared his experience as an Operations Research PhD candidate at Cornell in the 1960s working with faculty advisors who were working on companies in addition to their research. Cornell Tech is building on that tradition in a much more formal way, said Morgan.

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