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December 5, 2012

IE@Columbia Program Brings University's Entrepreneurs Together

IE@Columbia Program Brings University's Entrepreneurs Together


The School’s Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center launched Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia this year, a University-wide initiative to nurture and leverage ideas and technologies within Columbia University that have the potential to generate positive returns through new products or services, processes, and licensing revenues.
 
The Spring semester program is being offered at no cost to Columbia University faculty, staff, and students and will be taught by faculty members from the Business, Law, and Engineering Schools. Topics covered will include the entrepreneurial process, financial forecasting, product design, intellectual property, entrepreneurial finance, and operations, among others. Over the course of 12 sessions, participating teams will develop a fundable business proposal, culminating in a pitch to angel investors and venture capitalists.
 
A total of 102 applications were submitted from across the Columbia University campus by the November deadline. “Capitalizing on the intellectual capacity, creativity, business acumen, and the spirit of innovation at Columbia University, the goal of the IEColumbia program is to provide a comprehensive platform for those interested in developing their business ideas into successful ventures,” said Clifford Schorer, Entrepreneur-in-Residence of the Lang Center. "We are very pleased with the high response and the entrepreneurial camaraderie the program has generated on campus," he added.
 
An admissions committee selected 26 finalists to present to members of the selection committee on the evening of December 3, 2012. From this group, 13 teams were identified representing Columbia University students, faculty and researchers from Columbia Business School, Columbia College, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Engineering Department of Computer Science.

Congratulations to the IEColumbia Program inaugural class below.  Updates on their progress will be reported for the Spring 2013 semester.

Ani-Maker: Educational iPad app game to teach kids bout animal and plant kingdoms.
Professor Suzette M. Arnal, Alex Wolf and Vijal Parikh

Cessair Therapeutics: New treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury.
John D. Finan, Chris Hue and Gwen Effgen

The Civic Network: System to aggregate and customize digital news feeds.
Matthew Chen, Michael Sher, Enrique Cruz and Ryder Moody

Demand-Response AC:Remote monitoring and energy consumption control of air conditioning units.
Berk Birand, Rob van Haaren and Thomas Lueke

Dream11.com: Fantasy cricket game.
Harsh Jain and Jonathan Frates

epiBone: Living anatomical bone grown from your own cells.
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Sidney Eisig, Nina Tandon, Sarindr Bhumiratana and Jonathan Benhard

Loansprite: Online Peer-to-peer lending platform for re-financing credit card debt.
Rajesh Koppula, Paul Niemczyk, Jake Moore and Melody Ma

Osteochondral: New technology for repairing articular cartilege.
Andrea Tan, Clark Hung, Tyler Poore, Jason Greco and James Cook

PEAK: A cloud-based integrated major event planning and management platform.
Leonard Beckerman-Rodau

PICXIE:
 New optical transport systems to reduce internet energy consumption.
Michael S. Wang, Atiyah Ahsan, Howard Wang, Robert Groberg and Kamiu Lee

Algaebuster
: Ultrasound technology to address algae blooms in Chinese water bodies.
Yinghuang Ji, Jia Guo, Shuobo Zhang, Meng Wang, Datong Zhang

WordsEye
: Use natural language to create 3D pictures.
Bob Coyne, Daniel Bauer, Neelam Brar and Gary Zamchick

YouGene: Method to catologue and commercialize individual genetic information.
Roger C. Hahn


 

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