Cornell isn’t wasting any time laying the ground work for its new avuncular role in the New York tech ecosystem. Tomorrow afternoon, the university is hosting a startup career panel in Ithaca called the “NYC Tech Talent Draft,” featuring founders, CEOs, and CTOs from Made In NYC(™) startups like ZocDoc, TechStars’ ChatID, Yipit, Birchbox, Pivotal Labs, Squarespace, and more.
“CORNELL STUDENTS, WE WANT YOU! …TO WORK AT NYC START-UPS,” the school cheers on its Google+ page. The talk, organized by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, features the founders speaking “candidly” about their entrepreneurial experiences and describing a day in the life of their startups. Making nice with the neighbors before you’ve even moved in, sounds like someone’s angling for extra credit.