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Praxis Center for Venture Development

Cornell’s on-campus incubator for startups in engineering, digital, and physical sciences.

The Praxis Center is an environment that helps your startup every day by surrounding you with people who will mentor, inspire, and challenge you.  From a large pool of mentors, find your top 3-5 mentors to help you with product development, market fit, and who will also provide valuable introductions to help grow your company — fast.  Go deeper with your lead mentors, gain traction and hit your milestones – whether that’s a prototype, building out the next phase of your product, finding your first customer or hitting $50M in revenue.  Determine your fundraising strategy and prepare to meet with investors. Learn how to communicate your vision and prepare to meet with investors, partners and other key stakeholders who can help shape your future.  We follow a four step process that starts with just an idea and supports your journey all the way to independent operation at an off-campus facility.