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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.

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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.

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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

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



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

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

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

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia
Demo Event
6:30-9:00PM, Morgan Stanley

May 20, 2015

Columbia University Commencement

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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.