The McGovern Center was founded in 2008 as a startup incubator to help develop young Cornell life science companies. The Center is funded by Cornell’s Research Division, the Institute of Biotechnology, NYSTAR and a generous gift from Kevin M. McGovern ’70 and his family.
The Center’s program focuses on accelerating research and development of its client’s companies’ technology and products, validating its client companies’ business plans, and strengthening their management teams. The Center’s goal is to facilitate the forward progress of client companies to the point where each will merit significant outside investment, and achieve self-sufficiency. In doing so, the McGovern Center contributes to the University’s mission as New York State’s Morrill Land Grant institution to support local, regional, and state-wide Life Sciences jobs/economic development.
‘Go-getter’ director nurtures McGovern incubator to maturity
August 20, 2021
By Blaine Friedlander | June 30, 2021 When Lou Walcer ’74 stepped into the new business incubator space on Weill Hall’s fourth floor 10 years ago, he saw a blank canvas of opportunity. The Kevin M. …
Dog DNA startup announces $75M in venture funding
July 28, 2021
By Blaine Friedlander | July 28, 2021 Embark Veterinary, Inc. – a canine genetics startup company that graduated from Cornell’s McGovern Center business incubator in late 2017 – announced $75 million in venture funding on July …
Dimensional Energy emerges as $20M Carbon X Prize finalist
February 03, 2021
By Blaine Friedlander |February 2, 2021 Dimensional Energy – a Cornell McGovern Center startup company that can capture industrial carbon dioxide and then convert it by way of sunshine into an environmentally friendly products like …
Global startup summit taps Zymtronix as challenge finalist
February 11, 2020
By Blaine Friedlander | February 11, 2020 Cornell startup Zymtronix – an industrial biotech company serving the pharmaceutical, food, agricultural and chemical industries – has been selected as a challenge finalist at the Hello Tomorrow 2020 …