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March 23, 2013

Congratulations to the A. Lorne Weil Start Up Pitch Competition Winners

Congratulations to the A. Lorne Weil Start Up Pitch Competition Winners


On March 8, the annual A. Lorne Weil Startup Pitch Competition was held, a student initiative that is managed and run by the Columbia Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO). The competition encourages Columbia Business School students to explore creative entrepreneurial ideas while learning firsthand what goes into the development and presentation of a solid business proposal.

Contestants submitted innovative ideas primarily focusing on ventures targeting food, sports, education and travel enthusiasts, all for a chance to win $14,000 in cash prizes. A. Lorne Weil '71 has been sponsoring the event for over 16 years.  "I look forward to this competition every year and hope to continue supporting entrepreneusrhip at the school for many more years to come," said Lorne.

Congratulations to the 2013 competition winners:

FIRST PLACE: Travefy solves the coordination problems of group travel. Travefy is a free online tool that helps groups simplify their travel.
David Chait '13

SECOND PLACE: Dream11.com was launched in May 2009 as the World’s First Graphical Fantasy Cricket Game.
Harsh Jain '14

THIRD PLACE: Intellievents is an interactive CRM platform built to disrupt the $64B sports marketing industry.
Rick Zullo '14

AUDIENCE FAVORITE: Beacon is an advertising monitoring and alert system for political campaigns.
Patrick Bonsignore '14, Nikhil Hanmantgad '14

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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.

 

Fall 2014 Events

September 23, 2014

Lang Center Information Session
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 330

September 30, 2014

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia Program Information Session
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 140

October 7, 2014

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia Program Information Session
1:00-2:00PM, Warren Hall 415

October 17, 2014

Annual Fall Venture Fair Executive Summaries Due
NOON

October 27, 2014

Entrepreneurs in Residence Program Kick-Off Event
6:30-8:30PM, Hepburn Lounge, Uris Hall

October 28, 2014

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia Program Information Session
12:30-2:00PM, Sindeband 414, Engineering School

October 28, 2014

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia Program Information Session
6:00-7:15PM, HSC LL107, CU Medical Center

October 29, 2014

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

November 6, 2014

Entrepreneurs in Residence Workshop - Laurence Blumberg '94
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 307

November 11, 2014

"Pitch to an Entrepreneur in Residence" Session
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 140

November 13, 2014

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Wim Sweldens
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 307

November 16, 2014

The Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program Application Due
 

November 18, 2014

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Asha Saxena
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 307

December 2, 2014

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Jim Moore '95
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 307

December 2, 2014

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia Program Admissions Event
6:00-9:00PM, Columbia Startup Lab-Wework

December 5, 2014

The Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program Admissions Event
9:00-5:00PM, Uris Hall 208, 329, 331, 332, 333

 

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