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March 12, 2013

Congratulations to Students representing the Columbia University IDEAcorps Team

Congratulations to Students representing the Columbia University IDEAcorps Team


Robert R. Groberg ’14 (Team Lead)
Columbia Business School
Prior to Columbia, Rob spent four years as an investment Associate at Seaport Capital, a private equity firm that invests in the communications, media, and business services industries. While at Seaport, Rob worked on all aspects of the investment cycle. Rob was a member of the Boards of Directors of Bay Communications and Municipal Communications and a Board Visitor for Peak 10, Story Worldwide, and Logicworks Corporation. Before Seaport, Rob was an analyst in the technology and communications group in Raymond James’ investment banking division. Rob graduated from Duke University in 2005 with a B.S.E. in mechanical engineering.

Taylor Davis ’14
Columbia Business School
Prior to enrolling at Columbia Business School, Taylor was an Investment Associate at Windhorse Capital Management, a private investment management firm that utilizes value-oriented strategies, where he was involved in all aspects of investment-related activities.  Prior to that, he was a Senior Associate at The Investment Fund for Foundations, spending two years in Cambridge, MA, and two years in London, where he was involved in the selection and monitoring of private equity and venture capital managers.  Taylor graduated in 2005 from Middlebury College, where he earned a BA cum laude in English.

Kamiu Lee ’14
Columbia Business School
Prior to CBS, Kamiu spent 5 years as an investment banker at HSBC Securities in New York with short stints in London and Sao Paulo. She also worked in Business Development & Partnerships for Refinery29.com, a fast-growing fashion digital media and e-commerce start-up. She is currently working part-time at DFJ Gotham Ventures, a New York-based venture capital firm focused on early stage technology investments. A native New Yorker, Kamiu has a passion for off-the-beaten-path travel, photography and fresh pressed juices.

Sascha Rubin ’14

Columbia Business School
Sascha Rubin graduated magna cum laude from Boston College in 2007 with a double major in Philosophy and German Studies. After graduation, she spent one year in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar researching the validity of international legal norms, which led to the completion of an MSc in Political Theory at the London School of Economics in 2009. After LSE she moved to Mexico City where she became project manager of a value chain program at the Walmart Foundation to help transform smallholder farmers into formal suppliers of large supermarket chains. Her experience at the Foundation was fundamental to her decision to come to CBS and pursue a career as a consultant for multinational companies entering emerging markets.

Jonathan Taylor ’13
Columbia Business School
Jonathan Taylor is a second year student at Columbia Business School where he has a focus on Media and Entrepreneurship. He is passionate about venture capital, entrepreneurship, and media. At Columbia Business School, Jonathan is a Co-President of the Media Management Association and a member of the Black Business Student Association, the Technology Business Group, the Columbia Entrepreneurships Organization, and the Private Equity & Venture Capital Club. This summer, he interned at Google on the Emerging Products Team. Prior to attending Columbia Business School, he worked in venture capital at Morgan Stanley and corporate strategy and finance at American Express. He is joining Google in Mountain View after graduation. Jonathan received a B.B.A. in Finance with from Emory University.

Gwyn Welles ’13

Columbia Business School
Prior to attending business school, Gwyn worked as a documentary film producer, overseeing production and designing audience engagement campaigns for social issue films ranging from public education to immigration.  She has a background in non-profits, and worked in Louisiana in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as a founding member of the Louisiana Family Recovery Corps.  Last summer Gwyn worked with a small innovation and strategy team at Salesforce.com that helps companies transform their businesses using technology in new ways.  She is interested in the power of technology and media to create positive, social change.  Gwyn is a native of New York City and earned a B.A. from Yale University. 



 

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