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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
- 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, MD Syntimmune, Inc.- visit the online schedule
Jim Moore '95, J. Moore Partners - contact Chris Bustamente
Austin Okere, Computer Warehouse Group - contact Chris Bustamente
Asha Saxena, Future Technologies, Inc - visit the online schedule
Clifford Schorer, Columbia Business School - contact Chris Bustamente
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
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.
May 6, 2015
March 11, 2015
March 11, 2015
February 17, 2015
February 9, 2015
February 7, 2015
January 30, 2015
January 16, 2015
January 5, 2015
December 18, 2014
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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."