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May 4, 2014

Happenings in New York City (and Beyond)

Happenings in New York City (and Beyond)

Fast Company Innovation by Design
Application Deadline: May 5
The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards and Conference brings together problem solvers from the worlds of business and design to explore the newest ideas in everything from apps to architecture. Registration begins June 1, 2014. Learn more

Creative Week
May 5-9
Looking for a spark of creativity? Seeking ideas, inspiration and innovation—perhaps to start a business? Treat yourself to some incredible mind food—and network with the top creatives in the world at Creative Week. Creative Week is the preeminent festival showcasing the intersection of advertising, innovation and creative thinking. Launched by The One Club in 2010, Creative Week is home to The One Show, Young Ones Competition, Creative unConference and many other provocative presentations, panels, workshops and exhibitions. Tickets start at just $20, and we are offering a student discount. Use the code “STUDENT14” to receive $10 off your ticket! Learn more

May 7, 5:30-7:30pm, Room 3-130 Henry Kaufmann Management Center, 44 West Fourth Street
Are you launching the next great tech company? DreamIt Ventures Managing Directors will be in New York City this month hosting a Informational Session at New York University. Don’t miss your opportunity to meet with our team and have your questions about DreamIt’s programs answered. Learn more

TEDxColumbiaSIPA 2014: Think smaller
May 8, 2-6pm, Miller Theatre (Broadway @ 116th St.)
Perhaps bigger is not always better. This year, we celebrate the small: the power of individual actions, local success stories from our neighboring Harlem community and the worlds we cannot see with the naked eye. Highlighted speakers this year include Grammy-nominated musician Matisyahu and New York Times bestselling author Sapphire whose book inspired the Academy Award-winning major motion film, Precious. Other confirmed speakers include Aurora Anaya-Cerda of La Casa Azul Bookstore in East Harlem; Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson, Chef de Cuisine at The Cecil restaurant in Harlem; and Tao Porchon-Lynch, the oldest yoga teacher in the world; and many more inspiring talks! Learn more

Competition THRIVE
Application Deadline: May 8
As part of New York City's efforts to support growth and job creation in immigrant communities, Competition THRIVE seeks to develop innovative strategies and programs that help immigrant entrepreneurs succeed in business. Learn more

Crowds 2.0:  New Frontiers in Crowdfunding + Crowdsourcing 
May 9, 8:30-6:00pm, NYU Stern School of Business, 44 West Fourth Street
Crowdfunding and crowdsourcing continue to disrupt and transform markets, offering unique access to capital, talent and investment opportunities.  Join industry and faculty experts as they share cutting edge research and best practices. Learn more

Barrett Foundation $100,000 Sustainable Business Concept Challenge
Application Deadline: June 16, 8:00am MDT
Want to win $100,000?  Care about our environment?  The National Forest Foundation is sponsoring a business plan challenge with $100,000 available for innovative market-based solutions to natural resource issues affecting the U.S. Called the Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge, the competition attracts the best and brightest from universities around the U.S. to help our government solve challenges facing the natural resource system. Have an idea around nature or the environment that you think could make money?  Want to obtain additional funding for your company that is already in market solving these challenges?  Then this is for you!  Learn more

Verizon global challenge 2014 Powerful Answers Award
Application Deadline: June 30
The Verizon global challenge 2014 Powerful Answers Award is generating ideas & solns to world’s biggest issues in Education, Healthcare, Sustainability & Transportation. Apply by June 30. $1 million per winner per category. Learn more

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

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

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

November 6, 2014

Entrepreneurs in Residence Workshop - Laurence Blumberg '94

November 11, 2014

"Pitch to an Entrepreneur in Residence" Session

November 13, 2014

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Wim Sweldens

November 18, 2014

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Asha Saxena

November 20, 2014

The Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program Peer-voting Event

December 2, 2014

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Jim Moore '95

December 5, 2014

The Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program Admissions Event