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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.

Criteria

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.

2015 Deadlines

Applications Due: 11:59PM, Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - Complete Application.
Selection Committee Application Review: February 25-March 6, 2015
Admission Decisions Announced: By week of March 9, 2015

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 skm2147@columbia.edu.

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
212-854-1926
mrj2123@columbia.edu
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Spring 2015 Events

January 12-16, 2015

Lean LaunchPad Block Week Class
9:00-5:30PM

January 13, 2015

"The New Strategy for Corporate Innovation and
Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century"
6:00-9:00PM
Columbia Startup Lab-WeWork, 69 Charlton Street

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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