Dairy Runway Program

Course Overview
Dairy Runway is an entrepreneurship program for dairy innovators with value-added dairy products at the idea stage. The program offers a free, virtual six-week course that focuses on product concept and customer discovery, followed by in-person training in prototype development and Zoom-based business coaching. Funded by the New York State Dairy Promotion Order (NYSDPO), this cohort-based program takes participants through a process to assess their products’ desirability, viability, and feasibility before going to market.
Teams of one or two people may apply. Please only include the members of your team that will be fully participating in the course. At least one team member is required to attend and participate fully in every course session and complete all coursework. This is important because course learning is cumulative and participation in the Kitchen Incubator is determined based on your team's class engagement.

Application Closes: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 5 p.m. ET

Email dairyinnovation@cornell.edu with any questions.

Program Schedule: July 10 - August 8, 2024

Session 1: Wednesday 7/10/2024 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Session 2: Monday 7/15/2024 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Session 3: Friday 7/19/2024 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Office Hour A: Monday 7/22/2024 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (1:1 meetings with instructors)  Session 4: Friday 7/26/2024 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Session 5: Wednesday 7/31/2024 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Office Hour B: Monday 8/5/2024 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (1:1 meetings with instructors)  Session 6: Tuesday 8/6/2024 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Session 7: Thursday 8/8/2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Wrap-up Session: Monday 12/9/2024 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Final presentation)

If there are other individuals (1-2) who are members of your team who will be participating in this program, please list their names below. Select "No" if you do not have additional team members.