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Columbia Startup Lab

Columbia Startup Lab-WeWork (CSL) is a co-working and incubator space for first-year Columbia University alumni.

2015 Dates

Applications Due: 11:59PM March 8, 2015 - Submit now.
Interviews: March 23-31, 2015
Admission Decisions Announced: April 6, 2015

CSL provides Columbia’s most promising and dedicated entrepreneurs with a strong ecosystem in which to successfully grow their businesses immediately upon graduation. In addition to office space, CSL residents have access to a strong entrepreneurial community of students and alumni through monthly networking events and regular information-sharing forums. In addition, CSL encourages students to maintain involvement with and take advantage of the resources and advisory support of the Lang Center, Columbia faculty and the broader Columbia Business School community.

CSL is located in west Soho, which is fast becoming a hub of entrepreneurial activity in Manhattan. The Lab accommodates 28 business school entrepreneurs, who upon admission, are invited to stay in the space for up to one year following graduation. CSL hosts 71 seats for graduating entrepreneurs across Columbia University.  A competitive selection process takes place during the Spring semester.

CSL is run in partnership by the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center, Columbia Entrepreneurship, the Engineering School, Columbia College, and the School of International and Public Affairs.

The Entrepreneurial Sounding Board

The Sounding Board provides students and alumni with access to expert practitioners to discuss their entrepreneurial ideas and potential business opportunities.

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Spring 2015 Events

February 22, 2015

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

February 24, 2015

Lang Center-Summer Fellowship Program
Info Session
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 333

February 25-March 6, 2015

Columbia Startup Lab-Summer
Interviews
12:30-2:00PM

February 26, 2015

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

February 27, 2015

Columbia Shark Tank Competition
Led by the CEO
12:30-5:00PM, Uris Hall 141

March 5, 2015

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Austin Okere
"From Cradle to Listing in an Emerging Economy"
12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 331

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

March 23-31, 2015

Columbia Startup Lab - WeWork
Interviews

March 26, 2015

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

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

April 16, 2015

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

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
6:30-9:00PM

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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