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February 17, 2015

Happenings in New York City (and Beyond)

Happenings in New York City (and Beyond)

Columbia Venture Competition
Deadline executive summaries due February 18
Calling current Columbia students and recent graduates (five years or less from most recent degree) with awe-inspiring, problem-solving, customer-satisfying, and world-changing venture ideas. Enter one of five challenges of the Columbia Venture Competition. We're already breaking records, this year the university-wide competitions offer a $250,000 prize pool. Learn more and apply.

Family Business Conference 2015
February 20, 8:00-5:00pm, Faculty House, Columbia University
This family business conference will focus on navigating challenges, seizing opportunities and strengthening families. The conference will feature several distinguished speakers and panelists. Confirmed keynote speakers for the event include: Richard Edelman President & CEO, Edelman. Learn more.

Columbia Women in Business
Women's Week 2015: In Her Shoes

February 23, 6:00-7:30pm, Uris Hall 301
Looking to break into the tech industry or just a technology junkie? Come to the Women in Tech Panel  during Women's Week (February 23-27). Hear from female trailblazers in the technology field.  This year, CWiB has continued the tradition of this incredible event by bringing together an exceptionally accomplished group of women from a wide range of backgrounds to highlight the many capacities in which women have achieved success in their personal and professional lives and the many shoes they are often called upon to wear. Learn more.

HTA Trek to Harlem BioSpace
February 24, 6:00pm, Mudd Building, 4th Floor Morningside Campus, Columbia University
Sam Sia, the founder of Harlem Biospace, will speak on his experience as a biomedical entrepreneur, and startups in NYC. A networking social will follow. Learn more.

Tech Talk: Fashion & E-Commerce
February 25, 8:00-9:30am, location will be provided upon registration, NYC
Technology is changing the world of fashion and retail, and shifting the customer shopping experience in numerous ways. The panel will discuss the latest trends in fashion e-commerce and retail. Learn more.

Rules of the Road: Four Areas of Law Every Social Media Maven Should Know
February 25, 8:30-10:30am, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC, 488 Madison Avenue, 10th Fl., NYC
The workshop will tour of four key legal issues governing social media communication today. The focus will be on what your employees can say, what your endorsers can say, what your marketing teams can say, and finally - what your social media policy should say. Learn more.

NYC Social Innovation Festival
February 26 - March 8, all 5 Boroughs of New York City
Innovators, artists, entrepreneurs, local celebs & community leaders from all 5 boroughs in NYC join together to build the social impact economy in NYC's underserved neighborhoods. Learn more.

5 Boro Pitch Slam - Cocktails & Networking
February 26, 6:00pm, Parlor, 286 Spring St, NYC
An evening of cocktails, passed appetizers & hors d'oeuvres, networking and exciting announcements. Celebrating the commencement of EBG's Startup Venture. Hosted by the Electronic Business Group (EBG). RSVP to Viktoriya Gaponski, Learn more.

The Rice Business Plan Competition
Deadline February 27, 12:00pm-Noon CST
The Rice Business Plan Competition, scheduled for April 16-18, is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition. It is hosted and organized by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, which is Rice University's flagship initiative devoted to the support of entrepreneurship, and the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. Learn more and apply.

Barclays + TechStars FinTech Accelerator
Applications open March 2, NYC
Techstars is pleased to bring the Barclays + TechStars FinTech Accelerator
to New York City.  Learn more.

Brooklyn Tech Triangle
March 4-8, 10:00am, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, 5 Metrotech Center, NYC
The Brooklyn Tech Triangle (DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard) has become a magnet for the world’s pioneering, energetic, and creative entrepreneurs and has emerged as the City’s largest cluster of tech activity outside of Manhattan, with nearly 10% of the sector calling this area home. Check out their series of events featuring leaders of major companies and organizations that use tech to enhance “traditional” industries like education, fashion, manufacturing, and media. Learn more.

21st Annual Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference: Evolving Strategies in a New Era of Investing
March 6, 8:00-5:30pm, Waldorf Astoria, NYC
Confirmed keynote speakers for the conference include Joshua Kushner of Thrive Capital and Alexander Navab CC '87 of KKR. Limited number of student tickets now available. Learn more.

Women Techmakers Summits
March 8, various locations
Participate in the Women Techmakers Global Event Series Celebrating International Women's Day. The summits will be day long events hosted at or near Google offices in each location. They will be geared towards increasing visibility, community and resources for women in technology. Events will feature panel discussions with female technology leaders, technical workshops, networking opportunities and more. And, in true Google fashion, there will be plenty of food and giveaways. Register by 5:00PM PST, February 20. Learn more.

2015 Summer Fancy Food Show
June 28-30 10:00-5:00pm , NYC
North America’s Largest Specialty Food and Beverage Event comes to New York City. Discover 180,000 products including confections, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more. Connect with 2,400 exhibitors from 80 countries & regions. Learn more.

Summer Fellowship Program

The Summer Fellowship Program enables MBA students to contribute management expertise to growing startup organizations.

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Spring 2015 Events

February 24, 2015

Lang Center Info Session - Download Deck | One-Pager
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 333

February 26, 2015

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Derek Lee '08
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 333 - Register

February 27, 2015

Columbia Shark Tank Competition
Led by the CEO
1:30-3:30PM, Uris Hall 141

March 5, 2015

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Austin Okere
"Riding the Whirlwind of the New Digital Age"
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 331 - Register

March 8, 2015

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

March 13, 2015

Columbia Startup Lab - Summer
Admission Decisions

March 19, 2015

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Asha Saxena
"Big Data"
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 142 - Register

March 23-31, 2015

Columbia Startup Lab - WeWork

March 26, 2015

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Barbara Roberts
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 307 - Register

April 3, 2015

Columbia Startup Lab - WeWork
Deliberations, Alumni Center, 302 Kluge Room

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 - Apply Now

April 9, 2015

David Rose ' 83 Investor Pitch Workshop
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 331- Register

April 16, 2015

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Kevin Quinn '91
"Spring Training for Entrepreneurs: Avoiding Unforced Errors"
12:30-2:00PM, Warren Hall 209 - Register

April 20, 2015

Spring Venture Showcase
6:00-9:00PM, Columbia Startup Lab-WeWork SoHo West, 69 Charlton Street

April 22, 2015

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

April 23, 2015

NY TechDay
10:00-5:30PM, Pier 92

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

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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