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Columbia Startup Lab - Summer
We are pleased to announce the formation of a new co-working space and program for the summer, Columbia Startup Lab-Summer, located near the Morningside campus at Harlem Garage.
This Columbia Business School initiative will host up to 16 individuals at Harlem Garage and a total of about 30 teams in the programming portion of the initiative. The space at Harlem Garage is a dedicated co-working environment offered free of charge to admitted entrepreneurs. Those students who do not require space for the summer are encouraged to apply to take part in the programming aspect of CSL-Summer. It is the aim of CSL-Summer to foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship by providing practical resources and mentorship to burgeoning Columbia Business School entrepreneurs who are committed to their ventures.
Applicants will be admitted who meet the following requirements:
- 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
- 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 mentors, define and report in on milestones, work on their ventures, make significant progress and offer something back to the other teams in the program.
There is no cost to students for program participation.
The application process is now closed.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Jim Moore '95
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12:30-2:00PM, Uris Hall 307
December 2, 2014
Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Columbia Program
6:00-9:00PM, Columbia Startup Lab-Wework
December 5, 2014
The Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program
9:00-5:00PM, Uris Hall 208, 329, 331, 332, 333
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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.
Ron Gonen '04 EMBA
Gonen came up with the idea for RecycleBank, a start-up that pays households for recycling, when he was a student at Columbia.
Andrea Wenner '05
Wenner considered several other ventures before developing Out2Play, a nonprofit that builds and refurbishes playgrounds at New York Public Schools.
Andrea Miller '02
After graduation, Miller launched Tango, a multimedia company focused on love and relationships. "Think Sex and the City meets Oprah."