Students competing for entrance into the eLabs startup accelerator in 2017.

eLab’s 2019-2020 Cohort: A Spotlight on Five Startups

eLab, a collaboration of Student Agencies and Foundation of Entrepreneurship at Cornell, is an accelerator program for student startups — admitted startups enter a year-long program that provides mentors, a $5,000 investment and access to Cornell’s alumni network. This past weekend, about half of this year’s 24 chosen startups pitched at NYC Pitch Night, where Cornell entrepreneurs forged relationships with advisors and mentors in their field.

Prof. Xingen Lei, animal science, one of the co-principal investigators on the project. His team researched new ways to make the poultry industry more environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Cornell Scores $10 Million For Poultry Research

“The purpose is to try and make U.S. poultry production more sustainable and more profitable for the producers,” said Prof. Xingen Lei, animal science, one of the co-principal investigators on the project, explaining that the project stands to disrupt one of America’s largest and most ubiquitous consumer markets.