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Venture for All®

Venture for All® is a global initiative whose mission is to enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem in emerging and frontier markets through education and mentorship. Our programs educate and train young aspiring entrepreneurs to become enterprise builders and job creators, prepare and educate the small and family-owned business owner for the next stage of growth, and create marketplace development strategies for high potential corporate managers.

Program Offerings 2015

Hosted by Columbia Business School, Venture for All® programs drive to empower emerging communities through entrepreneurship, thus helping to build local economies. Program offerings include three core courses, Venture for Creation™, Venture for Growth™, and Venture for Market Leadership™. Special topic courses cover key entrepreneurial areas with an intensive, "hands-on" focus on Discovery, Brand Power, Social Enterprise, Innovation Leadership, Startup Finance, and Lean Product Development.

The programs ensure that aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs are able to create new opportunities for themselves and others in their communities. Additionally, Venture for All® advises policymakers at government, corporate, and educational institutions to recognize the need to build capacity for high potential startup ventures in emerging and frontier markets.

Venture for All® offers “in country” courses in several emerging and frontier countries as well as multiple offerings on Columbia University’s campus. For more information on participating in one of Venture for All® programs, course schedules for on-campus, international, and online offerings, hosting a Venture for All® program in your country or region, or becoming a regional representative, please contact the program founder, Dr. Jack McGourty.

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Fall 2015 Events

September 29, 2015
12:30 - 2:00 PM 
IE@Columbia Program Information Session

October 1, 2015
12:30 2:00 PM 
Lang Center Information Session

October 6, 2015
1:00 - 2:00 PM 
IE@Columbia Program Information Session

October 7, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 PM 
Startup Networking Night

October 8, 2015
12:30 - 2:00 PM 
Lean LaunchPad Program Information Session

October 26, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 PM 
Entrepreneurs in Residence Program Kick-Off Event 

October 27, 2015
6:30 - 9:00 PM 
Annual Fall Venture Fair 

October 28, 2015
6:00 - 7:15 PM
IE@Columbia Program Information Session

October 29, 2015
12:30 - 2:00 PM
IE@Columbia Program Information Session

November 11, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Entrepreneurial Alumni Networking Event 

December 2, 2015
6:00 - 9:00 PM
IE@Columbia Program Admissions Event 

December 4, 2015
9:30 - 3:30 PM
The Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program Admissions Event