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May 11, 2013

Follow Us!: Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia

Follow Us!: Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia


This year the Lang Center launched a major, campus wide initiative to assist in the commercialization and successful launch of businesses built upon Columbia generated ideas and technology. The program was open to all faculty, administrators, and students – essentially anyone directly affiliated with the university. The response was overwhelming. 

One hundred and two teams submitted business plans, and twelve teams were selected to take place in an intense, seven-month program. The participating teams attended 12 sessions designed to aid in the development of fundable, high-potential businesses. Topics covered included the entrepreneurial process, the market, the customer, financial forecasting, product design, selling, legal issues, intellectual property, entrepreneurial finance, negotiations, operations, leadership, and how to pitch to investors. In addition, all teams were provided with mentors with expertise germane to their projects.
Want to follow via social media some of these new companies about to hit the market?  

Below are a three on social media to follow:

Dream11.com is the World's No.1 Fantasy Cricket Game. Users create their teams for free and can compete in practice or paid leagues.
Facebook: Facebook.com/Dream11 Twitter: dream11

EpiBone engineers anatomically precise, patient-specific bone grafts grown from the patient’s own cells. 
Twitter: growyourownbone

WordsEye is a first-of-its-kind software product that lets anyone use language to create pictures.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordseye

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IEColumbia Program Brings University's Entrepreneurs Together

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