$225,000 Awarded to Four Student Ventures by the Eugene Lang Fund

Four student-founded ventures have been selected to receive seed capital investments from the Eugene M. Lang Entrepreneurial Initiative Fund. Investments total $225,000. The ventures' industries ranged from fashion to personal finance to edtech to AI-powered healthcare. 

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Student ventures Brainceek, mint&rose, Sable Money, and SiteRx have been selected as 2019 Eugene Lang Fund Recipients.

Credit: Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center

The Eugene M. Lang Entrepreneurial Initiative Fund is pleased to announce seed capital investments totaling $225,000 in four student ventures. Established in 1996 with a $1 million gift from Eugene M. Lang, MS '40, the Fund provides early-stage investment to qualified Columbia Business School student business initiatives.

The investments were chosen from venture proposals submitted by students and presented at the Lang Fund Selection event in the spring. A select group comprised of alumni entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, faculty, and administrators evaluated each of the ventures, providing feedback and recommendations to the Lang Fund Investment Board for final consideration.

The 2019 Lang Fund Recipients are:


Thomas Liu ’19, Jason Fan ’19, Yanjie Hou

BrainCeek creates work simulations as a marketplace for students to try out different jobs and for corporations to find talent.


Jesus Cuchet Valles ’19, Monti G. Benavides

Mint&rose is a direct-to-consumer brand that creates affordable, luxury shoes, bags, and accessories made in Spain for the millennial woman combining craftsmanship, style, and sustainability.

Sable Money

Andrej Paule’19, Joseph Finlayson, Naveen Qureshi ’19, Towers Wilen ’19

Sable is a mobile bank focusing on serving internationals relocating to the USA with checking and savings accounts and credit cards.


Seth Goodman

Seth Goodman ’19

SiteRx is an AI-powered digital B2B marketplace connecting doctors and patients with clinical trials in their communities, integrating clinical research into the continuum of care and changing its perception in healthcare.

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