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Columbia Startup Lab - Summer

    The Columbia Startup Lab Summer (CSL Summer) Program is designed for rising second year Columbia Business School students who are looking to advance their venture over the summer months. Through programming, advisory support, a network of peers and optional co-working space, it is the aim of CSL Summer to foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship by providing practical resources and mentorship to Columbia Business School entrepreneurs who are committed to their ventures.


    Those who meet the following are encouraged to apply:

    • Current MBA or EMBA student who will be enrolled at Columbia Business School through the fall semester
    • Defined venture idea including business model and rough market sizing
    • Commitment to work on venture during June through August. Note: those with internships/jobs or taking courses may apply if they plan to work on their venture as well
    • Available and committed to attending several lunch ‘n learn and evening panel events throughout the summer
    • Available and committed to attending two coaching sessions throughout the summer

    CSL members will be expected to meet with an advisor, define and report in on milestones, make progress on their ventures, and give back to the other teams in the program.

    There is no cost to students for program participation.

    Summer 2016 Deadlines

    Please check back in spring 2016 for application guidelines.

    Application Requirements

    • CSL summer applicants may apply as individuals or as formed teams
    • You must apply with at least a well-articulated business plan if not a prototype or minimal viable product
    • All teams must include at least one currently enrolled CBS student who will be returning to campus during the academic year

    If you have questions, please submit to Sandra Merrill

    Interested in working at a start-up over the summer instead?  Contact Mark Jordan in the Career Management Center for MBA-appropriate summer internship opportunities:

    Mark Jordan
    Associate Director, Business Development
    Columbia Business School Career Management Center
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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.



Spring 2015 Events

May 28, 2015
Columbia Startup Lab Summer (CSL - Summer) Orientation 
6:00-8:00 pm


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