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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

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