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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.

2015 Deadlines

Applications Due: 11:59PM, February 22, 2015 (link to be made available soon!)
Interviews: February 25-March 6, 2015
Admission Decisions Announced: March 13, 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 11, 2015

Lean LaunchPad Block Week Class
Orientation
6:00-8:00PM

January 12-16, 2015

Lean LaunchPad Block Week Class
Professors Steve Blank and Bob Dorf
9:00-5:30PM

January 13, 2015

Lean LaunchPad-Steve Blank (Moderated by Faculty Director Sheena Iyengar)
Alumni Event
6:00-9:00PM, Columbia Startup Lab-WeWork SoHo West, 69 Charlton Street

January 27, 2015

Lang Center Info Session
12:30-2:00PM

February 22, 2015

Columbia Startup Lab-Summer
Applications Due By 11:59PM

February 24, 2015

Summer Fellowship Program
Info Session
12:30-2:00PM

February 25-March 6, 2015

Columbia Startup Lab-Summer
Interviews
12:30-2:00PM

February 26, 2015

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - topic to be announced
12:30-2:00PM

February 27, 2015

Columbia Shark Tank Competition
Led by the CEO
12:30-5:00PM

March 3, 2015

David S. Rose '83 Investor Pitch Workshop
12:30-2:00PM

March 5, 2015

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - topic to be announced
12:30-2:00PM

March 8, 2015

Columbia Startup Lab - WeWork
Applications Due By 11:59PM

March 13, 2015

Columbia Startup Lab - Summer
Admission Decisions

March 23-31, 2015

Columbia Startup Lab - WeWork
Interviews

March 26, 2015

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - topic to be announced
12:30-2:00PM

April 3, 2015

Columbia Startup Lab - WeWork
Deliberations

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

April 9, 2015

Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - topic to be announced
12:30-2:00PM

April 20, 2015

Spring Venture Showcase
6:30-9:00PM

April 22, 2015

Inaugural Lang Advisory Board Dinner
6:30-8:30PM

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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