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Columbia Startup Lab

Columbia Startup Lab-WeWork (CSL) is the Columbia University young-alumni co-working space located on the ground floor of the WeWork Soho West, located at 69 Charlton Street.  It is a cross-school initiative between Columbia Entrepreneurship, the Columbia Law School, the Engineering School, Columbia College, and the School of International and Public Affairs.

CSL hosts 71 seats for graduating entrepreneurs across Columbia University, many of which are dedicated to Columbia Business School entrepreneurs.  A competitive selection process takes place during the Spring semester.

We are no longer accepting applications for summer 2015. Application guidelines for summer 2016 will be announced next spring.

Contact Sandra Merrill at skm2147@columbia.edu with questions.


Liz Wilkes '13 of Exubrancy talks about the Columbia Startup Lab.

Quick Facts About CSL

  • Admitted teams may spend up to 1 year in the space but are required to commit to a minimum of 4 months.
  • The space is administered by WeWork and includes: furnishings (desk & chair), WiFi, water/coffee, cleaning/maintenance and access to common facilities across the global WeWork network.
  • CSL provides ongoing workshops, office hours, networking events, and community building activities to help resident ventures advance their businesses.  All CSL teams are encouraged to participate.
  • Columbia University affiliated tenants are required to commit to a four-month term in the space at a rate of $150 per month/per seat. Non-Columbia University team members will be required to make a contribution of $400 per month/per seat
  • Visit the CSL photo gallery.

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Fall 2015 Events

September 29, 2015
12:30 - 2:00 PM 
IE@Columbia Program Information Session

October 1, 2015
12:30 2:00 PM 
Lang Center Information Session

October 6, 2015
1:00 - 2:00 PM 
IE@Columbia Program Information Session

October 7, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 PM 
Startup Networking Night

October 8, 2015
12:30 - 2:00 PM 
Lean LaunchPad Program Information Session

October 26, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 PM 
Entrepreneurs in Residence Program Kick-Off Event 

October 27, 2015
6:30 - 9:00 PM 
Annual Fall Venture Fair 

October 28, 2015
6:00 - 7:15 PM
IE@Columbia Program Information Session

October 29, 2015
12:30 - 2:00 PM
IE@Columbia Program Information Session

November 11, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Entrepreneurial Alumni Networking Event 

December 2, 2015
6:00 - 9:00 PM
IE@Columbia Program Admissions Event 

December 4, 2015
9:30 - 3:30 PM
The Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program Admissions Event