BKYD Playbook
Cornell Resources
Take advantage of Cornell's resources, events, and classes to grow and fund your side project.

Campus Events

BIG Idea Competition: [email protected] event to bring together student entrepreneurs to award an idea with entrepreneurial merit. Learn more here.
Big Red Hacks: national hackathon to work on innovative projects throughout the course of a weekend. Learn more here.
BOOM Project Showcase: hosted by Cornell Engineering and the CIS Department to bring together corporate sponsors and faculty to award technical student projects. Learn more here.
RAW Expo: Medium Design Collective's annual project exposition showcasing interdisciplinary projects across campus. Hosted in the Spring every year in Milstein Dome. Learn more here.
Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration: annual celebration of student entrepreneurs bringing together faculty and alumni. Learn more here.
CFIN Fashion Speaks Gala: annual speaking and networking event bringing together students and alumni in the fashion industry. Learn more here.
Cornell Eship Summit: annual summit in NYC featuring speakers and alumni. Learn more here.


Through crowdsourcing suggestions and recommendations, we've found that students have felt that these classes were particularly helpful in creating an independent project.
    CS 4300
    INFO 4240
    CS 1300, 2300
    CS 1110, 2110
    INFO 3450/INFO 4400
    AppDev Intro to DPD, iOS, Backend Courses
    INFO 2950
    CS 4870
    GOVT 3547
    GOVT 3131
    AEM 3200
    AEM 3249

Grants / Fellowships

Check with your respective college for specific grants you might be eligible for. Here are some that students have received in the past to fund their independent projects.

Other Campus Resources / Events

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