I-Corps Alumni

Verde Technologies Receives Liftoff Contest Award to Develop Flexible Solar Energy Modules 

Verde Technologies Receives Liftoff Contest Award to Develop Flexible Solar Energy Modules  2560 1707 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

Verde Technologies, a 2021 I-Corps alumni company from the University of Vermont, is developing a lightweight and flexible way to capture solar energy using perovskite.  This January, Verde Technologies was…

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Sostos Hits Milestones for Cancer Treatment AI Technology

Sostos Hits Milestones for Cancer Treatment AI Technology 2560 1440 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

Sostos, an I-Corps alumni startup developing a cutting-edge AI technology for cancer treatment optimization, recently secured two SBIR Phase I grants — a $275K award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a $400K award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

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Carbon To Stone Receives $600K+ to Advance Innovative Carbon Management Technology 

Carbon To Stone Receives $600K+ to Advance Innovative Carbon Management Technology  1280 853 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

I-Corps alumni startup Carbon To Stone is an emerging leader in the carbon capture and utilization industry. A recent influx of funding will help the company advance its mission to transform CO2 and residual materials into valuable resources. 

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I-Corps Alumni Make Humanitarian Impact in Ukraine

I-Corps Alumni Make Humanitarian Impact in Ukraine 963 583 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

Safe Pro AI, co-founded by Binghamton University alumni Jasper Baur and Gabriel Steinberg, is a Safe Pro Group company leveraging AI and machine learning to detect, label, and map mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO). 

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Photo: Pitt School of Medicine student Adi Mittal meets Katalin Kariko, winner of the 2023 Nobel Prize for Medicine, at the National Collegiate Inventor's Competition.

Astria Biosciences Wins $275K SBIR Award

Astria Biosciences Wins $275K SBIR Award 936 702 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

Astria Biosciences, which spun out of research conducted at the University of Pittsburgh, is developing the first simple, whole blood-based test to detect the presence and monitor the progression of cerebral aneurysms.  

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Empower Equity Awarded $1.2 Million Contract to Revolutionize Air Force Supply Chain 

Empower Equity Awarded $1.2 Million Contract to Revolutionize Air Force Supply Chain  1536 1034 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

I-Corps alumni company Empower Equity (EMPEQ) has been awarded a $1.2 million Direct-to-Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the Air Force’s AFWERX program, which supports technology innovations with air and space applications. 

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Charging Ahead: ExoPower Awarded SBIR Phase I Grant 

Charging Ahead: ExoPower Awarded SBIR Phase I Grant  2560 1707 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

ExoPower has received a $251,522 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), marking a significant leap toward revolutionizing the way we power material handling vehicles (MHVs).  

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Shooting for the Stars: Exostellar Raises $15 Million Series A Round

Shooting for the Stars: Exostellar Raises $15 Million Series A Round 1912 1236 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

I-Corps alumni company Exostellar, a cloud resource optimization and management platform, is on the trajectory to be a star in the tech startup world. Founded by Cornell University computer science professor Hakim Weatherspoon, the company recently announced a successful $15 million Series A round — bringing Exostellar’s valuation to $40 million. 

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Photo: Alexa Schmitz, Ph.D. ’18, (right) co-founder and CEO of REEgen, talks with Brooke Pian, lab director at REEgen, at the Center for Life Science Ventures in Weill Hall.

REEgen Awarded $275K SBIR Grant for Rare-Earth Tech

REEgen Awarded $275K SBIR Grant for Rare-Earth Tech 1140 641 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

This August, I-Corps alumni company REEgen won a $275,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the NSF to further refine its technology to more sustainably extract rare-earth elements.

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Through I-Corps, Cornell Research Impacts Beyond the Lab

Through I-Corps, Cornell Research Impacts Beyond the Lab 1920 1280 I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast

For Cornell researchers developing innovative, problem-solving technologies, the work doesn’t end in the lab. Discoveries that reach the market can improve society and stimulate economic growth, and Cornell’s robust entrepreneurial ecosystem is there to support innovators who want to make an impact with their research. 

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