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April 23, 2009

Watch Recordings of Recent Program Events, Info Sessions and Featured Presentations

Watch Recordings of Recent Program Events, Info Sessions and Featured Presentations


 2009 VIDEOS

October 28, 2009: NYC Business Solutions is an organization that helps businesses start, operate and expand in New York City. Their services are provided at no cost, regardless of the size or stage of your business. NYC Business Solutions director, Sham Mustafa, talked to Columbia Entrepreneur Network members about what they should know when launching a local business and how to obtain funding. He also covered free services available through NYC Business Solutions. Watch video download deck.

April 23, 2009: Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry's and Julius Walls, Jr., CEO of Greyston Bakery speak to the benefits of social enterprise. Watch video.

April 17, 2009: Over 200 admitted students, faculty and administration gathered at the Altschul Auditorium to participate in the Third Annual Ecademy Awards, a celebration of the creativity, spirit, and diversity of the School’s Entrepreneurship Program. Watch video.

February 24, 2009: Professor Clifford Schorer explains the history of the Lang Fund and student eligibility. Watch video Download deck [PDF] 2009 Student application.

February 18, 2009:  Many family businesses have cash which they need to invest.  Frequently, these families have questions about investment strategy as they look to preserve their capital and seek long term appreciation, especially in today's complex environment.  Leading economist Professor Bruce Greenwald shares his insights on family wealth management. Watch video.

February 16, 2009: The CEO club and The Entrepreneurship Program co-hosted a Supercharger, an evening social networking event designed to introduce 1st year MBA students to the Program.  Featured alumni Chris Relyea '08, Andrea Wenner '04, Shazi Visram '05, and Tom Potter '83 talked about their companies, their experience post graduation and how they took advantage of the Program's many resources while in school. Watch video Download deck.

January 30, 2009:  Global Social Venture Competition Mentor Day's featured speaker was Miranda Magagnini, the Co-CEO of IceStone. Professor Cathy Clark also held a workshop on the Social Impact Analysis: How to quantify the social impact of a venture.

January 26, 2009: The Women Entrepreneurs Network [WEN], featured Amy Millman of Springboard Enterprises. Amy talked about the company she co-founded, Springboard Enterprises, whose mission is to facilitate women entrepreneurs' access to the equity markets. She offered information on the sources and uses of equity capital to the group and took their questions. Watch video.

2008 VIDEOS

November 13, 2008: The Columbia Family Business Network presented a panel on real estate and the family business.  Watch video.

October 8, 2008: The CEO club and the Lang Center presented the Supercharger, an event that introduces students to an overview of entrepreneurship courses, events and services offered at Columbia Business School.  The event featured a panel of four alumni entrepreneurs including Brooklyn Brewery co-founder Tom Potter '83.    Watch video  download entrepreneurship program deck [PDF].

October 7, 2008: The Columbia Business School Asian Alumni Club of New York invited Columbia alumni entrepreneurs Alfonso Lau '74, Shazi Visram '04, Matt Wang '05 and Chris Chen '08 to share with members what they wish they knew before starting a business. Watch video.

October 7, 2008: The Columbia Family Business Network invited alumna Carol Pepper '83 of Pepper International to speak to the students about the benefits of setting up the right Family Office for their business.  Watch video. Click here for the Handout [PDF].

October 2, 2008: Forum on the Economy - Dean Glenn Hubbard, Senior Vice Dean Chris Mayer, and Professors Bruce Greenwald and Pierre Collin-Dufresne discussed the banking crisis and responded to questions from MBA students at Columbia Business School. The panelists addressed the turmoil among financial institutions, the government's efforts to agree upon a bailout strategy and the potential effects of the crisis on the U.S. and global economies. Watch videos.

October 2, 2008: Learn more about the Global Social Venture Competion and what you need to do to compete. See video of the Information Session.

June 20, 2008: Entrepreneur in Residence Clifford Schorer shared his thoughts with managers from JC Penny on the challenges new innovations face. Watch video.

June 11, 2008: Guest speaker Tom Scott of Nantucket Nectars shared  lessons learned with Murray Low's Introduction to Venturing class this summer.  Watch video.

February 29, 2008: Alumni entrepreneurs are honored at the 2008 Annual Ecademy Awards.
[video]Ecademy Awards
Click here to learn about this year's four recipients.

February 28, 2008: Professor Clifford Schorer explains the history of the Lang Fund and student eligibility.
[video] Lang Fund Info Session

February 12, 2008:
The CEO club and The Entrepreneurship Program co-hosted a Supercharger, an evening social networking event designed to introduce 1st year MBA students to the Program.  Featured alumni Ntiedo Etuk '02, Andrea Wenner '04, Michael Dwork '07, and Marc Glosserman '06 talked about their companies and how they took advantage of the Program's many resources while in school.
Watch video
[PDF] Spring 2008 Program Overview deck

February 2, 2008: Andrew Sharpless, CEO of Oceana, addresses participants at the Global Social Venture Competition Mentor Day
[video] See a short clip
[video] See full video - Andrew Sharpless: GSVC Mentor Day

January 31, 2008: Science and Technology Ventures  and The Entrepreneurship Program recently co-hosted a panel discussion of prominent members of the local VC community discussing what areas of science venture capitalists are currently looking to fund and what needs to be in place before a company approaches a them to make a pitch for funding
Watch video
 

 November 24, 2008:  Entrepreneur-in-Residence Clifford Schorer addressed a room full of students at an event sponsored by the CEO club called "Entrepreneurship in a Tough Economy". Watch video.

November 17, 2008: The Women Entrepreneurs Network (WEN) featured alumna entrepreneur Sarah Dean Kugelman '89 of skyn Iceland who talked about starting her business and her passion for it. Watch video.

November 5, 2008: The Lang Center honored their partners at a reception featuring some of the Program's alumni entrepreneurs.  Mr. Eugene Lang had a few words to the students in the room as well. Watch video.

October 27, 2008: The Women Entrepreneurs Network  (WEN) featured alumna  entrepreneur Julie Flakstad '99 who talked about the expansion of her hair styling bar concept, BLOW.   Watch video

Spring 2014 Events

June 17, 2014

Columbia Business Lab Demo and Mentor Appreciation Reception

 

May 27, 2014

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia Demo Event
6:00-9:00pm
Venue - Morgan Stanley

 

May 21, 2014

Commencement

 

May 8, 2014

Entrepreneurs in Residence Workshop #6
12:30-2:00pm
Uris Hall Classroom 301

 

May 6, 2014

Lang Fund Board Meeting
9:00-2:00pm
Venue TBD

 

April 28, 2014

Greenhouse Class Reunion Dinner
6:00-8:30pm
Felberg Space, Warren Hall

 

April 21, 2014

Spring Venture Showcase
6:30-9:00pm
Uris Hall Classrooms 301, 303, 329, 331, 333

 

April 17, 2014

Brian Cohen Workshop
12:30-2:00pm
Uris Hall Classroom 142

 

April 15, 2014

Entrepreneur in Residence Austin Okere Workshop
12:30-2:00pm
Uris Hall Classroom 140

 

April 14 2014

Columbia Entrepreneurs Lab Deadline

 

April 11, 2014

#StartupColumbia Festival
Columbia University
 

 

April 10, 2014

Entrepreneur in Residence Jim Moore Workshop
12:30-2:00pm
Uris Hall Classroom 332

 

April 8, 2014

Pitch Workshop with David Rose
12:30-2:00pm
Uris Hall Classroom 301

 

April 7, 2014

Spring Venture Showcase Applications Due
MIDNIGHT via Gust

 

April 3, 2014

The Ecademy Awards
3:30-4:30pm
Alfred Lerner Hall Auditorium

 

March 27, 2014

Entrepreneurs in Residence Workshop #3
12:30-2:00pm
Uris Hall Classroom 307

 

March 27, 2014

Columbia Entrepreneurs Lab Event
6:00-9:00pm
Calder Lounge, Uris Hall

 

March 25, 2014

Columbia Entrepreneurs Lab Event
6:00-9:00pm
Uris Hall Classroom 332

 

March 10-20, 2014

Columbia Business Lab Interviews
9:00-6:00pm
Uris Hall Conference Room TBD

 

March 7, 2014

A. Lorne Weil SharkTank Competition
1:00-6:00pm
Uris Hall Classroom 332

 

March 6, 2014

Entrepreneurs in Residence Workshop #2
12:30-2:00pm
Uris Hall Classroom 307

 

February 27, 2014

Entrepreneurs in Residence Workshop #1
12:30-2:00pm
Uris Hall Classroom 307

 

February, 2014 - TBD

Columbia Business Lab Application - Link opens for submissions
(closes Sunday, March 9)

 

February, 2014 - TBD

Columbia Business Lab Info Session
12:30-2:00pm
Uris Hall Classroom 140

 

February 6, 2014

Lang Center Info Session
12:30-2:00pm
Uris Hall Classroom 140

 

February 4, 2014

Columbia Entrepreneurs Lab Lunch 'n' Learn
12:30-2:00pm
Uris Hall Classroom 333

 

February 3, 2014

Entrepreneurial Sounding Board Begins

 

January 13-17, 2014

Lean LaunchPad Block Week Course