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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.

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Cessair Therapeutics: New treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury.
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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.
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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


 

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