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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.

How to Request a Meeting with an Entrepreneur in Residence

  1. 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.
  2. To RESERVE A MEETING follow instructions below by each member:

Laurence Blumberg '94, MD Syntimmune, Inc.- visit the online schedule
Jim Moore '95, J. Moore Partners - contact Mayra Reyes
Austin Okere, Computer Warehouse Group - contact Mayra Reyes
Asha Saxena, Future Technologies, Inc - visit the online schedule
Clifford Schorer, Columbia Business School - contact Mayra Reyes
Wim Sweldens, Kiswe Mobile - visit the online schedule
Kevin Quinn '91, Genki Advisory- visit the online schedule
Barbara Roberts, Tiger 21 - email Barbara directly with subject line "Columbia EIR Appt"
Derek Lee '08, LG Fairmont - visit the online schedule

Have Questions?

Contact Mayra Reyes with any questions regarding the program.

The Entrepreneurial Sounding Board

The Sounding Board provides students and alumni with access to expert practitioners to discuss their entrepreneurial ideas and potential business opportunities.

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Spring 2015 Events

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

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

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

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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