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Democratizing Data

Spotlight | March 24, 2014

Diego Mayer-Cantú ’12 joined the Smithsonian Institution to work on an open data initiative as part of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, which pairs top innovators from the private sector, nonprofits, and academia with government agencies to collaborate during 6- to 13-month “tours of duty.”

Topics: Communications/Media, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Media and Technology, Social Enterprise | Read Article

Channeling Chaos

Spotlight | February 24, 2014

Melissa Wingard-Phillips ’13 (EMBA) helps health and wellness startups grow and thrive.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Media and Technology, Organizations | Read Article

Picture This

Spotlight | February 14, 2014

In the last two years, Neelam Brar ’14 — a former investment banker and private equity consultant — has brought two very different mobile apps to market. Her most recent app, Forever|Not, launched right in time for Valentine’s Day.

Topics: Communications/Media, Entrepreneurship, Media and Technology | Read Article

Community Health Partner

Spotlight | February 13, 2014

Manmeet Kaur ’12, executive director and founder of City Health Works, is applying lessons learned from community health programs in Africa and India to East Harlem.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Social Enterprise | Read Article

Hair Hero

Spotlight | February 11, 2014

Dr. Robert Bernstein ’04 (EMBA) has revolutionized the field of hair restoration.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Innovation, Leadership | Read Article

A Parent Teacher

Spotlight | January 09, 2014

Meg Akabas '87, founder of Parenting Solutions, teaches parents essential skills with her book, 52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Leadership | Read Article

8 Alumni Who Are Changing the World

Feature | December 18, 2013

These graduates are aiming high — and delivering — on missions like convincing the worlds wealthiest people to donate half of their fortunes to philanthropic causes.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Innovation, International Business and Finance, Leadership, Management, Organizations, Public Policy, Social Enterprise, Strategy, World Business | Read Article

Shaping the Market

Spotlight | November 26, 2013

Together with Rich Donovan ’02, Brian Dawson ’99 has built Fifth Quadrant Analytics, which rates firms based on economic drivers specific to people with disabilities.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Entrepreneurship | Read Article

Double Impact

Feature | November 21, 2013

Get inspired by alumni who are driving change in more than one sector.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare, Innovation, International Business and Finance, Leadership, Media and Technology, Social Enterprise | Read Article

Smarter, Simpler Investing

Spotlight | October 24, 2013

Betterment, the company Jon Stein ’09 founded a year after he graduated from Columbia, aims to take the mystery out of long-term investing.

Topics: Communications/Media, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Innovation, Leadership, Media and Technology | Read Article

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