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CORE & Delta GDP: Entrepreneurs with a Mission
March 6 - 8pm, Davis Auditorium, Shapiro
Interested in activism, sustainability, international development, but unsure how to make an impact? Come learn about social entrepreneurship from leaders in the field. Invited folks include Laura Zax, Head of Social Innovation at Harry’s (after previously working at Ashoka), Rachna Govani, Food Systems Strategist and head of Purpose’s latest incubator Foodstand, and Caroline Cantor, co-founder of Ethica, a platform for ethical and sustainable fashion. Professor John Walker from SIPA, an active social entrepreneur and the previous Director of Finance from Echoing Green, will moderate the panel and contribute to the panel. Find out about the exciting work they do, the paths that led them there, and opportunities in this field. This event is co-organised with the School of Social Work and supported by Columbia EcoReps. No registration required; hope you can join us
#Startup Columbia Challenge
Application Deadline: March 8
Apply to #StartupColumbia Challenge, a new venture competition at Columbia University with a prize pool of up to $50,000. We're looking for startups by current students and recent alumni, so whether you have an idea or a startup with traction that hasn't yet received funding, we want to hear from you. Entries are being accepted until March 8, 2014. Submit your form now and visit the website to learn more about the challenge and the rules.
Web Dev Basics Workshop
March 25 - Apr 29 (Tuesdays), 7:30-9pm, Uris Hall Classroom 331
The Web Dev Basics workshop is a simple approach to learning web development for business professionals. In six 90-minute sessions, you build your own website using PHP, MySQL, HTML, and CSS, figuring out the nuances of debugging on-the-fly. During the workshop, you also have access to TechMBA, which has step-by-step online video tutorials of each session topic so that you can catch-up or get ahead. Columbia Business School students receive 50! Questions can be sent to the instructor, Elliott Koss '14. Learn more
Scarcity: A Talk for People Too Busy to Attend Talks
March 31 - 6-8:00pm, Warren Hall Lobby, Felberg Space
Why do successful people get things done at the last minute? Why does poverty persist? Why do organizations get stuck putting out fires? Why do the lonely find it hard to make friends? These seemingly unconnected questions are surprisingly joined by a single psychology of scarcity. The research in Harvard Professor Sendhil Mullainathan’s book shows how scarcity--of any kind--creates its own mindset. Understanding this mindset helps illuminate behavior in nearly every walk of life. Learn more
The Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center (CHSBDC)
The CHSBDC has been a part of the fabric of Upper Manhattan since 2009. Funded in part by the United States Small Business Administration, CHSBDC is one of 900 centers across the country that offers free one-on-one expert business advice and low-cost training provided by qualified small business professionals to existing and future entrepreneurs. Upcoming events include the importance of building the right team for your company and identifing the difference in marketing to build loyalty and marketing to acquire new customers.
Columbia Technology Ventures (CTV)
CTV is the tech transfer office of Columbia University.