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June 3, 2013

The Lang Center Welcomes the 2013-2014 Columbia Business Lab Class

The Lang Center Welcomes the 2013-2014 Columbia Business Lab Class


Columbia Business Lab is a new initiative that will provide co-working space and various other resources for recent alumni of the Columbia Business School (“CBS”) MBA program that are dedicated to launching successful new ventures.  Columbia Business Lab is governed by a leadership board of alumni entrepreneurs with management oversight by the Lang Entrepreneurship Center. The facility is provided by WorkSpace at Edison Properties and is funded by Columbia Business School. The program was borne out of the Dean’s Advisory Committee at Columbia Business School.

Our goal is to provide Columbia Business School’s most promising entrepreneurs with a strong ecosystem in which to successfully grow their businesses upon graduation.  As well as co-working space, this will include building a strong entrepreneurial community of students and alumni through monthly networking events, regular information-sharing forums as well as resources and business advisory support from the Lang Center, Columbia faculty and experienced CBS entrepreneurs.

In its pilot year, the office space accommodated 21 ventures that will graduate from the program by Summer 2013.  Following successful completion of the pilot program, each year new classes of CBS’ graduating entrepreneurs will be competitively selected to become part of the Columbia Business Lab.

On June 3rd, 22 new ventures were officially welcomed to the space.
 

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Fall 2014 Events

September 23, 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