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Shareswell Tries to Take the Bull Out of Bridal Registries by Adding Bulls and Bears

Media Mentions | July 28, 2014 | New York Business Journal

Sighting the trend of married couples returning wedding gifts in exchange for cash, Emily Washkowitz ’14 launched an online platform where people can gift shares of stock instead of household items.

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When This Opportunity Knocks, Should You Pretend You’re Not Home?

Media Mentions | July 21, 2014 | Inc.

Prof. Rita McGrath weighs the pros and cons of moving from entrepreneurial, startup work to a position at a larger, more established company.

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When This Opportunity Knocks, Should You Pretend You’re Not Home?

Media Mentions | July 21, 2014 | Inc.

Prof. Rita McGrath says if you’re weighing a position at a well-established company, it’s important to realize some obstacles you might face when working for a corporation, such as unnecessary politics and counterproductive reward systems.

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Columbia Cuts Ribbon on New Startup Lab

Media Mentions | July 15, 2014 | Poets & Quants

Vince Ponzo, director of the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center, says that the newly opened Columbia Startup Lab will offer business school students the opportunity to work in a “great entrepreneurial environment” where they can “learn, be exposed to ideas, and meet new people.”

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WeWork Gives Columbia-Bred Startups a Home

Media Mentions | July 14, 2014 | Crain's New York Business

The newly opened Columbia Startup Lab, located at WeWork SoHo, provides an optimal co-working environment for 43 startups that hail from all 17 graduate schools at Columbia University—including Columbia Business School.

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Starting Up, With the Sharks or Without Them

Media Mentions | July 09, 2014 | Entrepreneur

Surinder Singh ’97, founder of Jugglebox, was one of many Columbia Business School students and alumni to pitch their startup ideas at a private casting call for ABC’s Shark Tank.

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How Brands Are Using Your Best Instagram Shots for More Authentic Marketing

Media Mentions | July 09, 2014 | Fast Company

Olapic, a photo crowdsourcing platform for brands founded by Pablo Sabria ’10, is changing the face of ecommerce by allowing companies to incorporate customer social engagement into their marketing.

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Why Failing Is Not All It's Cracked up to Be

Media Mentions | June 18, 2014 | Crain's New York Business

Vince Ponzo, director of the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center, says that the lack of stigma associated with failure in the tech scene enables people to take a chance on entrepreneurship in the first place.

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MBAs Dive Into "Shark Tank"

Media Mentions | June 17, 2014 | The Wall Street Journal

Around 40 Columbia Business School student and alumni entrepreneurs pitched their startup ideas in a private casting call for ABC’s Shark Tank in the hopes of landing a major investment on the show’s sixth season.

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How We Chose the Most Disruptive Innovators of 2014

Media Mentions | June 17, 2014 | CNBC

Prof. Rita McGrath served on this year’s CNBC Disruptors Advisory Council, which surveys and ranks the country’s “most ambitious and innovative companies changing the economy and overall business landscape.”

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