Identifying, Valuing and Capturing Opportunity

Entrepreneurship is more than the process of starting a business. It is about identifying, valuing, and capturing opportunities. An entrepreneurial mindset is crucial for all organizations — small or large, new or old, for-profit or not-for-profit.

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Making Connections

Entrepreneurship is about making connections. Through a wide range of initiatives, we bring together people, ideas and resources in ways that transform nascent business ideas into viable strategies and, ultimately, thriving organizations. An example of this is our Marketplace where you will find a variety of startups founded by Columbia Business School students and alumni.

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Building Successful Ventures

Our School provides students with that critical balance of academic content, practical skills, and hands-on support necessary to build a successful venture. Students are given opportunities to practice what is taught in class and to present their ideas to investors for invaluable feedback.

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Join the Entrepreneurial Network

Our extensive network welcomes successful graduates from every industry. Members serve as mentors to student entrepreneurs, as evaluators of Center events, and as classroom guest speakers, providing a level of guidance that can only come from highly seasoned professionals.

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New From the Lang Center

Entrepreneur in Residence Laurence Blumberg ’94, MD will explore the process, challenges and the path to value creation in the life sciences sector in a new workshop. Starting with an industry historical perspective, Laurence will then draw from his own experience as a life-sciences entrepreneur and business founder, leading analyst, and investor.

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The Entrepreneurs in Residence Program

Startup Week 2014

The EIR program  provides entrepreneurial guidance to students, faculty and staff from across the Columbia campus.

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Fall 2014 Events

December 2, 2014

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Jim Moore '95
"Building a Tech Company to Maximize the Outcome"
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 307

December 2, 2014

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia Program
Admissions Event
6:00-9:00PM, Columbia Startup Lab-Wework

December 5, 2014

The Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program
Admissions Event
9:00-5:00PM, Uris Hall 208, 329, 331, 332, 333

The Marketplace

Browse businesses from our community of entrepreneurs.



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Innovation and Entrepreneurship @ Columbia provides a platform to develop new ideas by leveraging the cross-functional capabilities and knowledge of the University at large.



Program Brochure

Learn more about the Lang Center in our brochure, A Community of Entrepreneurs


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Phone: (212) 854-3244