During the week of August 26-30, 2013 celebrated entrepreneur and educator Steve Blank will be offering his Lean LaunchPad block week course at Columbia Business School. Participants in the course will develop a comprehensive business model ready for launch. The focus is on developing fundable, high-potential businesses. This course is offered jointly by Columbia Business School and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the course is full.
To participate in Steve Blank's Lean LaunchPad class, you must create a team of 3-5 students.
To build a team and to apply for this course, please go to:
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Fall 2014 Events
Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Jim Moore '95
"Building a Tech Company to Maximize the Outcome"
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 307
Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia Program
6:00-9:00PM, Columbia Startup Lab-Wework
The Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program
9:00-5:00PM, Uris Hall 208, 329, 331, 332, 333
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Innovation and Entrepreneurship @ Columbia provides a platform to develop new ideas by leveraging the cross-functional capabilities and knowledge of the University at large.
Ron Gonen '04 EMBA
Gonen came up with the idea for RecycleBank, a start-up that pays households for recycling, when he was a student at Columbia.
Andrea Wenner '05
Wenner considered several other ventures before developing Out2Play, a nonprofit that builds and refurbishes playgrounds at New York Public Schools.
Andrea Miller '02
After graduation, Miller launched Tango, a multimedia company focused on love and relationships. "Think Sex and the City meets Oprah."