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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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Spring 2015 Events

January 11, 2015

Lean LaunchPad Block Week Class
Orientation
6:00-8:00PM

January 12-16, 2015

Lean LaunchPad Block Week Class
Professors Steve Blank and Bob Dorf
9:00-5:30PM

January 13, 2015

Lean LaunchPad-Steve Blank (Moderated by Faculty Director Sheena Iyengar)
Alumni Event
6:00-9:00PM, Columbia Startup Lab-WeWork SoHo West, 69 Charlton Street

January 27, 2015

Lang Center Info Session
12:30-2:00PM

February 22, 2015

Columbia Startup Lab-Summer
Applications Due By 11:59PM

February 24, 2015

Summer Fellowship Program
Info Session
12:30-2:00PM

February 25-March 6, 2015

Columbia Startup Lab-Summer
Interviews
12:30-2:00PM

February 26, 2015

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - topic to be announced
12:30-2:00PM

February 27, 2015

Columbia Shark Tank Competition
Led by the CEO
12:30-5:00PM

March 3, 2015

David S. Rose '83 Investor Pitch Workshop
12:30-2:00PM

March 5, 2015

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - topic to be announced
12:30-2:00PM

March 8, 2015

Columbia Startup Lab - WeWork
Applications Due By 11:59PM

March 13, 2015

Columbia Startup Lab - Summer
Admission Decisions

March 23-31, 2015

Columbia Startup Lab - WeWork
Interviews

March 26, 2015

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - topic to be announced
12:30-2:00PM

April 3, 2015

Columbia Startup Lab - WeWork
Deliberations

April 5, 2015

Spring Venture Showcase
Applications Due By 11:59PM

April 6, 2015

Columbia Startup Lab - WeWork
Decisions Announced

April 6, 2015

Summer Fellowship Program
Applications Due By 11:59PM

April 9, 2015

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - topic to be announced
12:30-2:00PM

April 20, 2015

Spring Venture Showcase
6:30-9:00PM

April 22, 2015

Inaugural Lang Advisory Board Dinner
6:30-8:30PM

April 23-24, 2015

#Startup Columbia Festival

April 24, 2015

Summer Fellowship Program
Selected Students Announced

April 27, 2015

Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program
Annual Alumni Reception
6:30-9:00PM

May 5, 2015

Lang Fund Board Meeting

May 5, 2015

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia
Demo Event
6:30-9:00PM, Morgan Stanley

May 20, 2015

Columbia University Commencement

 

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