Entrepreneurs in Residence

Every academic year, the Pillsbury Institute invites successful entrepreneurs to the Ithaca campus through the Entrepreneurs in Residence program. The program enables students to learn through ongoing personal interaction with successful entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs-in-residence meet one-on-one with students to help them with business development, networking, and career planning.

How it Works

  • Students interested in meeting with an entrepreneur-in-residence should sign up through StartupTree.
  • If you already have a StartupTree account, to meet with an entrepreneur, visit his or her page below, follow the signup button, and go to the mentorship tab.
  • The events page provides information on when the entrepreneurs-in-residence will be on campus.
  • Questions should be directed to pihe@cornell.edu.

Nick Bayer

Nick Bayer '00

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Rohan Gopaldas '02

Board Member and Co-founder
Ravi Mehrotra

Ravi Mehrotra

President, Founder and Chief Scientist
Abe Ng

Abe Ng '95

Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Allison Page

Allison Page

Co-founder and Chief Product Officer
Jerre Riggs

Jerre Riggs '02

Chief Real Estate Officer, 1776
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, FirstBase



Marisa Sergi '15 (CALS)

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Joe Tagliente '89

Chief Executive Officer and Partner
Stephen Thomson

Stephen Thomson '82, P '15

President and Chief Executive Officer

If you are interested in becoming an entrepreneur-in-residence or if you have questions, contact Michelle Ciaschi for further information.