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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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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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