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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Congrats to Commercialization Fellows

BESTie Juan Guzman will examine his technology for potential commercial worth, after having tested the waters in the Pre-Seed Workshop. The alumni funded Commercialization Fellowship, now in its second year, allows late stage engineering PhD students to spend a semester and a summer to investigate the market potential of their inventions in concert with a team of MBAs, industry experts and seasoned business mentors. The process allows them to acquire skills not normally taught during traditional PhD training, that will set them apart from other PhDs and set them up for success in their future endeavors.

Read about the 2017 Commercialization Fellows at the Cornell Chronicle link below.

Learn more about the Pre-Seed Workshop, where BESTies have served both as idea champions to investigate the next steps for their inventions, and as team members contributing to the process of evaluating early stage technologies for their commercial potential. See which BESTies were involved in PSW2017.

In 2016, two BESTies were awarded Commercialization Fellowships: Madhur Srivastava and Mitchel Ishmael.

See http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2017/06/student-inventors-view-their-tech-through-business-lens for more information.