Cornell Tech Fellow
Cornell Tech’s Studio experience is an essential part of your degree program, no matter which program you’re in. Every facet of the Studio program is led by teachers with extensive industry experience. And they frequently bring in designers, engineers, entrepreneurs and investors from their vast professional networks to act as guest speakers and advisors.
Cornell Tech Fellow
Associate Dean and Robert V. Tishman ’37 Professor
Chief Practice Officer
VP of Product at Google
Founding Partner, Inamoto & Co
Girish and Jaidev Reddy Professor of the Practice
Professor of Practice
Greg Pass is a Professor of Practice at Cornell Tech and in the Johnson School at Cornell University, and is an associate faculty member of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University.
Greg’s teaching, engagement, and research focuses on early-stage entrepreneurship and art & technology. He was the founding Chief Entrepreneurial Officer of Cornell Tech and continues to teach in the Cornell Tech Studio.
Greg is also the founder of \Art at Cornell Tech, which supports bleeding edge technological interventions into artistic practice, and is the Chairman of Rhizome, which champions born-digital art and culture.
A serial entrepreneur, Greg was the first CTO at Twitter, the co-founder and CTO at realtime search startup Summize and image search startup ToFish, is currently the co-founder and Executive Chairman at Cornell Tech spinout Uni, and continues to advise tech startups and nonprofits.
Greg received a B.A. in Computer Science with a concentration in Cognitive Studies from Cornell University in 1997.
Adjunct Professor - Startup Studio
Head of Startup Studio
David is the Managing Partner of BoxGroup, a New York City based seed-stage angel capital firm. BoxGroup is an investor in over 120 seed-stage technology companies including Vine, Blue Apron, BarkBox, Warby Parker, Harry’s, Oscar, Flatiron Health, DataMinr, and Behance.
David is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of Spring, an app that allows the world’s best brands to sell directly to consumers on mobile.
David is the Co-Founder of TechStars NYC, where he previously served as Managing Director. David was named to NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology and serves on the Investor Board of Venture for America. He is an Entrepreneur in Residence for Wharton’s Entrepreneurship Program and on the Entrepreneurship Board at NYU. Prior to joining TechStars, David served as Executive Vice President of Interactive Strategies at kgb, a global information services company. While at kgb, David founded and led Knowmore.com.
David has a B.A. in American History from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. David was born and raised outside of New York City in Westchester.
Managing Entrepreneurial Officer
Assistant Studio Director
Creative Lead, MakerLAB
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