You are here


The Lang Center offers various stages of support and multiple ways to engage with Columbia’s entrepreneurial community. Examples of individual involvement include roles as panelists, judges, guest speakers or mentors. Companies and corporations can get involved by hiring students for internships and fulltime work or through financial and

non-financial support of our initiatives. Your involvement keeps you current with all the Lang Center has to offer and in turn benefits the entire Columbia entrepreneurship community in New York City and beyond.

Get Involved

Below are a few examples of Columbia Business School's programming over the course of the semester. If you'd like to be involved with any of our programs or the larger Business School Entrepreneurship program in any way, please complete the "Get Started Now" form.

Get Started Now >


The Fall Term

Program The Goal Your Role
Fall Venture Fair is a high energy event where invited students showcase their business ideas to potential mentors. To create a forum for students to meet seasoned professionals that will help mentor and work closely in business plan development, establish networks, and assess a venture’s viability. Informal Advisor
Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program Admissions gives students interested in applying to the Greenhouse Program Master Class the opportunity to present their concept to members of the selection committee. Selects those students that will be admitted to the Greenhouse Program Master Class in the spring term. Evaluator
Crain's New York Business Perfect Pitch Competition is open to ventures led by Columbia Business School students, alumni and Columbia Community Business Participants who meet the competition's qualifications. Designed to empower entrepreneurs in the Columbia Business School community to hone their media pitch skills through presentation pitch skills training and experience while competing to receive a Best Media Pitch Award. Competitor

The Spring Term

Program The Goal Your Role
Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia is a cross-University program that nurtures and leverages ideas and technologies within Columbia University that have the potential to generate returns in the form of new products or services, processes, licensing revenues, and strategic alliances. Provides a platform to explore and develop ideas by leveraging the cross-functional capabilities, knowledge, and intellectual capacity of the University at large. Judge and/or mentor
Columbia Shark Tank Competition is a student-run competition that encourages their peers to explore creative entrepreneurial ideas. Students explore these ideas while learning firsthand what goes into the development and presentation of a solid business proposal. To encourage and support innovative creativity. A. Lorne Weil ‘71 sponsored: $14,000 in cash prizes are awarded. Judge
Spring Venture Showcase is an event where faculty advisors, angel investors, venture capitalists and other evaluators help select which plans advance to present to the Lang Fund Board of Directors. Students from the Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program, a rigorous program that supports students who wish to launch their ventures upon graduation, are expected to present at this event as part of their class. Selects students who will present to the Lang Board of Directors for potential early-stage investing. Evaluator



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.


Fall 2014 Events

September 23, 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



Innovation and Entrepreneurship @ Columbia provides a platform to develop new ideas by leveraging the cross-functional capabilities and knowledge of the University at large.



Program Brochure

Learn more about the Lang Center in our brochure, A Community of Entrepreneurs


The Marketplace

Browse businesses from our community of entrepreneurs.



Join the Mailing List

Learn more about the program by subscribing to our email list.

Sign Up

Contact Us

Columbia Business School
3022 Broadway
2M1 Uris Hall
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 854-3244