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Entrepreneur in Residence Program
The purpose of the Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) Program is to:
- Provide helpful advice and guidance to Columbia University students, faculty or staff from across the campus who are launching businesses.
- Engage successful alumni and other accomplished practitioners in building the entrepreneurship program at Columbia Business School.
- Provide specific domain (sector/geography) knowledge and expertise.
Individuals will be invited to be an Entrepreneur in Residence every academic year. Professor Clifford Schorer serves as the Director of the program.
A kick-off reception event is scheduled for October 27, 2014. Look out for announcements on individual workshops and pitching opportunities with the EIRs throughout the academic year.
The 2014-2015 Entrepreneur in Residence members are:
Laurence Blumberg '94, MD Syntimmune, Inc.
Jim Moore '95, J. Moore Partners**
Austin Okere, Computer Warehouse Group
Asha Saxena, Future Technologies, Inc
Clifford Schorer, Entrepreneur in Residence Program Director, Columbia Business School*
Wim Sweldens, Kiswe Mobile
Kevin Quinn '91, Genki Advisory
Barbara Roberts, Tiger 21
Derek Lee '08, LG Fairmont
How to Request a Meeting with an Entrepreneur in Residence
- REVIEW the Entrepreneur in Residence Biographies and decide who you would like to meet with. You can also watch the video profiles by clicking on the links above right.
- To RESERVE A MEETING follow instructions below by each member:
Laurence Blumberg '94 - visit the online schedule
Jim Moore '95 - contact Mayra Reyes to make an appointment
Austin Okere - contact Mayra Reyes to make an appointment
Asha Saxena - visit the online schedule
Clifford Schorer - contact Karla Wexler to make an appointment
Wim Sweldens - visit the online schedule
Kevin Quinn '91- visit the online schedule
Barbara Roberts - visit the online schedule
Derek Lee '08 - visit the online schedule
Contact Mayra Reyes with any questions regarding the program.
Fall 2014 Events
December 2, 2014
Entrepreneur in Residence Workshop - Jim Moore '95
"Building a Tech Company to Maximize the Outcome"
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
November 22, 2014
November 20, 2014
October 30, 2014
October 31, 2014
October 26, 2014
October 3, 2014
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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."