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Perfect Pitch Winners Prove Staying Power

Media Mentions | November 26, 2014 | Crain's New York Business

The article highlights the progress of three Columbia Business School startups—Perk.la, weeSpring, and Try the World—since the 2013 Crain’s Perfect Pitch competition.

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Elevator Pitch: Sailo’s Boat Rentals

Media Mentions | November 21, 2014 | Fox Business

Delphine Brass ’14, pitches her business, Sailo, to judges on Risk and Reward.

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Columbia Business School to Offer “StreetWise ‘MBA’™” Program to Benefit Small Businesses in Low-Income Areas

Press Release | October 21, 2014

Columbia Business School, Interise, and Citi Partner at the “Intersection of Street Smarts and Higher Education”

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So Much Growth, yet so Few Profits

Media Mentions | October 13, 2014 | Crain's New York Business

Vincent Ponzo, director of the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center, discusses the competition for venture capital and how, instead of focusing on operations and making money, many companies are forced to concert huge efforts towards raising money.

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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 B-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 startups.

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Elevator Pitch: The Judges Weigh in on “Deanslist”

Media Mentions | September 12, 2014 | Fox Business

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

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Entrepreneurial Conference: Quality Journalism for Quality People

Media Mentions | September 05, 2014 | Forbes

Professor Ava Seave discusses the 2014 Transatlantic Entrepreneur Conference and, specifically, how one panel on content and business models described the future of quality journalism.

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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 discuss the benefits of starting their business, Wandering Bear Coffee, while attending Columbia Business 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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