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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 Twitter: text2scene

Related News:

Columbia Student Teams Win NY State Business Plan Competiton
Budding Engineering Entrepreneurs Gain Strides in Start-Up Program
IEColumbia Program Brings University's Entrepreneurs Together

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