The Cornell Startup podcast features the Cornell Tech entrepreneur


The fifth episode of a podcast hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Startup Cornell, features JP Pollak ’00, MS ’08, PhD ’11, Co-Founder and Chief Architect The Commons Project Foundation, Senior Researcher-in-Residence at Cornell Tech and Assistant Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at Weill Cornell Medical College.

The Commons Project is a not-for-profit public foundation created to build platforms and services to improve the lives of people around the world. Several of her current projects include apps that provide a safe and verifiable way for people to document their health – including their COVID vaccination and test results – while traveling and crossing borders.

Startup Cornell podcast, launched in June, features interviews with young Cornell entrepreneurs sharing their success and failure stories and providing actionable advice on building and growing a business. It is available on the Entrepreneurship on the Cornell website, as well as Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Cloud of sound. It is being created with the help of Bert Odom-Reed of Cornell Broadcast Studios.

Past guests have included Nick Nickitas MBA ’14, Founder and CEO of Rosie; Brooke Wingo ’17, founder of Zone Swimwear; Jehron Petty ’20, Founder and CEO of ColorStack; and Jamie Kim ’19, Founder and CEO of Jamie’s Farm.


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