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Columbia Startup Lab

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

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.

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