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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
Derek Lee '08, LG Fairmont - visit the online schedule
Jim Moore '95, J. Moore Partners - contact Chris Bustamente
Austin Okere, Computer Warehouse Group - contact Chris Bustamente
David Olk, ShopKeep - visit the online schedule
Lauren Perkins, Perks Consulting - 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"
Asha Saxena, Future Technologies, Inc - visit the online schedule
Clifford Schorer, Columbia Business School - visit the online schedule
Wim Sweldens, Kiswe Mobile - visit the online schedule

Have Questions?

Contact Chris Bustamante with any questions regarding the program.


Innovation and Entrepreneurship @ Columbia provides a platform to develop new ideas by leveraging the cross-functional capabilities and knowledge of the University at large.



Fall 2015 Events

September 29, 2015
12:30 - 2:00 PM 
IE@Columbia Program Information Session

October 1, 2015
12:30 2:00 PM 
Lang Center Information Session

October 6, 2015
1:00 - 2:00 PM 
IE@Columbia Program Information Session

October 7, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 PM 
Startup Networking Night

October 8, 2015
12:30 - 2:00 PM 
Lean LaunchPad Program Information Session

October 26, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 PM 
Entrepreneurs in Residence Program Kick-Off Event 

October 27, 2015
6:30 - 9:00 PM 
Annual Fall Venture Fair 

October 28, 2015
6:00 - 7:15 PM
IE@Columbia Program Information Session

October 29, 2015
12:30 - 2:00 PM
IE@Columbia Program Information Session

November 11, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Entrepreneurial Alumni Networking Event 

December 2, 2015
6:00 - 9:00 PM
IE@Columbia Program Admissions Event 

December 4, 2015
9:30 - 3:30 PM
The Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program Admissions Event