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September 27, 2012

The Lang Center Welcomes the Incoming Columbia Community Business Program Class of 2014

The Lang Center Welcomes the Incoming Columbia Community Business Program Class of 2014



In 2008, The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center established the Columbia Community Business Program (CCBP), a program designed to support the growth and development of businesses and not-for-profit organizations in Upper Manhattan.

The two year program fosters a business community and offers participants access to Columbia University resources from the Business, Law and Engineering Schools, as well as group and individual meetings featuring professionally facilitated peer learning.

Twelve owners of local businesses that make at least $250,000 or more were accepted into the pilot group (Watch the CCBP video). Now in its third cohort, twenty businesses were admitted into the program. The companies represent a range of industries including construction, food services, retail, fitness, technology and media. The participants, listed below, met as an inaugural group this month and are expected to meet regularly over a two-year period:

Harlem Flo, Inc

Louis Gagliano and Stefan Handi

5 and Diamond Restaurant
Selene Martinez/Lia Sanfilippo

Kirsten Palacios Agency, Inc.
Kirsten Palacios

Park North Physical Therapy, PLLC
Sameer Morjaria

CLEANSTRAND, INC

Andre Lewis

Right Brain, IT/Jin Ramen Corp
Ifan Chang

No Crusts Interactive LLC
Carla Fisher

Vision  Education & Media
Laura Allen

PearTree Center, Inc.
Denise Adusei

Levels Barbershop
Kamal Nuru

All Things Traffic, Inc.
Curtis Sherrod

Harlem Pediatric Associates
Christopher Phang, MD

Tbro's Renovation Inc.
Michael Tarachand and Christopher Tarachand

Evelyn's Kitchen
Ayala Donchin

Innovative Therapy Solutions
Timberly Leite

Land Yoga
Lara Lauchheimer

Majora Carter Group, LLC

Majora Carter

I’m Bilingual
Yolanda Borras

K.D.S. Developers, Inc.
Kenneth Shin

Bobtek Electrical
Joanne Bobb

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.

 

Summer-Fall 2014 Events

June 18, 2014

Columbia Business Lab Showcase

July 15, 2014

Columbia Startup Lab-WeWork Opening Night Reception
6:00-8:00PM - by invitation only

August 12, 2014

Columbia Startup Lab-Summer Closing Event
5:45-8:00PM - by invitation only

September 16, 2014

Lang Center Information Session
12:30-2:00PM

September 30, 2014

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia Program Information Session
12:30-2:00PM (Columbia Business School)

October 27, 2014

Entrepreneurs in Residence Program Kick-Off Event
6:30-8:30PM

October 28, 2014

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia Program Information Session
12:30-2:00PM (Engineering School) and 6:00-7:15PM (CU Medical Center)

October 29, 2014

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

November 6, 2014

Entrepreneurs in Residence Workshop - Laurence Blumberg '94
12:30-2:00PM

November 11, 2014

"Pitch to an Entrepreneur in Residence" Session
12:30-2:00PM

November 13, 2014

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Wim Sweldens
12:30-2:00PM

November 18, 2014

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Asha Saxena
12:30-2:00PM

November 20, 2014

The Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program Peer-voting Event
12:30-2:00PM

December 2, 2014

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Jim Moore '95
12:30-2:00PM

December 5, 2014

The Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program Admissions Event
9:00-5:00PM