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5 Brain-Twisting Lessons from Peter Thiel Book

Media Mentions | September 18, 2014 | Upstart Business Journal

Peter Thiel, PayPal co-founder, opens his book tour at Columbia with a talk about how to build a better future for business and society.

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New Ways Be-Schools Are Teaching Entrepreneurship

Media Mentions | September 12, 2014 | MBAPrograms.org

Professor Steve Blank’s course Lean LaunchPad has inspired others to create similar classroom methods aimed to provide hands-on learning and potentially launch start-ups.

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Elevator Pitch: The Judges Weigh In on “Deanslist”

Media Mentions | September 12, 2014 | Fox Business.com

Matthew Robins ’14 pitches his business, DeansList, to judges on Risk and Reward. Angela Lee, assistant dean, Samberg Institute for Teaching Excellence and founder, 37 Angels serves as one of three judges.

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Why School Is a Great Place to Start a Business

Media Mentions | September 05, 2014 | Entrepreneur

Matthew Bachman ’15 and Ben Gordon ’15 share their thoughts on the benefits of starting their business, Wandering Bear Coffee, while in school.

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Elevator Pitch: Exubrancy’s Idea for Employee Wellness

Media Mentions | August 22, 2014 | Fox Business

Elizabeth Wilkes ’13 pitches her startup, Exubrancy, to the Risk & Reward panel of judges and potential investors.

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Food Tourism in a Box? Try the World Raises Seed Funding

Media Mentions | August 20, 2014 | Fortune

Kat Vorotova ’14, founder of Try the World, talks to Fortune about her New York-based startup that brings exotic foods from far-flung destinations to doorsteps around the US.

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When Does a Startup Stop Being a Startup?

Media Mentions | August 15, 2014 | Marketplace Radio

The segment includes a visit to the Columbia Startup Lab and commentary from Columbia Business School alumni Elizabeth Wilkes ’13, founder of Exubrancy, and Cyrus Massoumi ’03, CEO and founder of ZocDoc.

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This NYC Startup Is Redefining the Registry by Gifting Stock

Media Mentions | August 12, 2014 | AlleyWatch

Emily Washkowitz ’14 speaks about her startup, Shareswell, as well as her experience in the Columbia Startup Lab.

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Machine Learning and Authenticity; the Key to Unlock Visual Commerce

Media Mentions | August 08, 2014 | Reuters

Jose de Cabo ’10 talks about his startup, Olapic, and how the company has unlocked visual commerce by bringing ‘real’ content onto a brand’s site.

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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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