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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Featured Video

Robert Reffkin '03, founder and CEO of Urban Compass, reflects on the power of the Columbia Business School network and recalls a personal leadership course that helped him follow his passion.

 

Fall 2014 Events

September 23, 2014

Lang Center Information Session
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 330

September 30, 2014

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia Program Information Session
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 140

October 7, 2014

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia Program Information Session
1:00-2:00PM, Warren Hall 415

October 17, 2014

Annual Fall Venture Fair Executive Summaries Due
NOON

October 27, 2014

Entrepreneurs in Residence Program Kick-Off Event
6:30-8:30PM, Hepburn Lounge, Uris Hall

October 28, 2014

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia Program Information Session
12:30-2:00PM, Sindeband 414, Engineering School

October 28, 2014

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia Program Information Session
6:00-7:15PM, HSC LL107, CU Medical Center

October 29, 2014

Annual Fall Venture Fair
6:30-9:00PM, AppNexus

November 6, 2014

Entrepreneurs in Residence Workshop - Laurence Blumberg '94
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 307

November 11, 2014

"Pitch to an Entrepreneur in Residence" Session
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 140

November 13, 2014

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Wim Sweldens
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 307

November 16, 2014

The Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program Application Due

November 18, 2014

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Asha Saxena
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 307

December 2, 2014

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Jim Moore '95
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

 

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Program Brochure

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