Meet the 2018 Lang Fund Recipients

Now in its 22nd year of supporting student ventures, the Eugene M. Lang Entrepreneurial Initiative Fund announced seed capital investments totaling $150,000 in three student ventures.

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Established in 1996 with a $1 million gift from Eugene M. Lang, MS '40, the Eugene M. Lang Entrepreneurial Initiative Fund fosters an entrepreneurial environment at Columbia Business School by providing early-stage investing opportunities to qualifying student business initiatives.

The investments were chosen from venture proposals submitted by students and presented at the Lang Fund Selection event last month. A select group comprised of alumni entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, faculty, and administrators evaluated each of the plans, providing feedback and recommendations to the Lang Fund Board.

The 2018 Lang Fund Recipients:

Baobab Circle 
Baobab Circle is a health tech company providing personalized health advice and education via mobile phones for sufferers of chronic diseases in Sub Saharan Africa.
George Franklin '18

Fly Louie
Fly Louie is providing air travelers with the speed and convenience of private travel for some of the best prices available.
Julia Takeda '18

Street Smarts VR
Street Smarts VR reduces avoidable police-citizen violence by improving the quality of training in public safety markets.
Oliver Noteware '18 and Scott Liftman '18 

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