Meet the 2019-2020 Columbia Startup Lab Cohort

The Lab welcomes the sixth cohort of recent alumni dedicated to growing their ventures.

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Now in its sixth year, Columbia Startup Lab provides subsidized co-working space for a total of 71 Columbia entrepreneurs—32 of whom are graduates of the Business School. Founded in 2014, the Lab is a living testimony to Columbia University’s longstanding spirit of innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship. By creating a community of dedicated founders and fostering a collaborative atmosphere, The Lab provides a platform for alumni to continue to grow their ventures after graduation.

We are pleased to welcome the following Columbia Business School-affiliated ventures to the sixth cohort:

  • Instascreener provides brands with unbiased, third-party measurement of their influencer programs—across partners and platforms—so they can eliminate waste and fraud, optimize spend, and maximize ROI. 
    Sean Spielberg '16
     
  • Coinapply is creating a digital marketplace for real estate assets.
    Sandeep Vardhan '17
     
  • SiteRx is a B2B digital marketplace and data platform focused on clinical research.
    Seth Goodman '19
     
  • Curina is an art rental subscription service that helps customers discover their taste in art through data analytics.
    Mio Asatani '19
     
  • RentAlya is creating a community that allows people to borrow traditional, ethnic styles from the people around them.
    Nisha Balwani '19
     
  • Dragon Seats designs heated and cooling benches for athletics. Their placement on NFL and NCAA sidelines puts them uniquely at the intersection of entertainment and branding.
    Franklin Floyd '19
     
  • SHAI is a cross-cultural, modern Indian brand.
    Sana Himani '19
     
  • Round Robin is an online marketplace for students to host communal events.
    Edwin Kim '19
     
  • Armandita is the first skincare brand in the US market based on Colombian natural ingredients and beauty traditions.
    Giovanna Campagna '19
     
  • Seedlr is a fintech platform that offers best-in-class technology to build a community of donors that drive digital charitable giving to nonprofit organizations across the U.S.
    Ankit Mehta '19
     
  • Retouch Haiti is an e-commerce photo and video post-production service based in Haiti.
    Camille Park '19
     
  • Tryll is a recommendation platform to track, share experiences, and access those trusted by friends
    Annabel Morgan '19
     
  • byRoe is a food-based luxury skincare brand.
    Amy Roe '19
     
  • Coast is a functional beverage that brings health & wellness to the alcohol industry by mitigating the damage caused by alcohol, allowing customers to enjoy a drink without compromising their health goals.
    Christopher Picerni '19
     
  • Cleat Street is a research and trading start-up in the sports gambling space that seeks to partner with and empower customers so that they can invest on an informed and intelligent basis.
    Dan Rubin '19
     
  • Kato is an AI-enabled intelligent chatbot that tutors students for standardized tests.
    Lawrence Wang '19
     
  • Quantime is automating time management for urban professionals.
    Suchit Tuli '19
     
  • SeeMe is a global marketplace for artists and enthusiasts.
    Robin Shapiro '18
     
  • South by Shanghai is an annual film, interactive media, and music festival and conference that will take place in Shanghai, China in the fall of 2020.
    Melissa Wang '19
     
  • ByRoe is a food-based luxury skincare brand.
    Amy Roe '19

In addition, a number of ventures from previous cohorts will remain in the space:

  • Agamon is a marketplace for heathcare data, empowering the AI revolution in healthcare.
    Rotem Lev-Zwickel '18
     
  • Alina Vision is a social enterprise model treating the leading causes of preventable blindness.
    Benjamin Midberry '17
     
  • Auufa is a multi-sided professional platform with integrated architectural intelligence, where Architects, Engineers, Interior Designers, and Builders connect and harness collective information and insights to enhance innovation, productivity, and efficiency.
    Nigel-Ann La Qua Williams '18
     
  • Cointegra is a decentralized platform that supports and incentivizes the collection and exchange of data and data services.
    Ming Hong '18
     
  • Dwell is a new-age personal life management platform, helping users navigate their stress-inducing "adulting" tasks.
    Miriam Rapaport-Hindin '18
     
  • Fly Louie provides a cost‑effective alternative to commercial air travel and cuts travel time in half.
    Julia Takeda '18
     
  • Project77 is a K-12 teacher-to-teacher collaboration platform that facilitates on-demand professional learning communities.
    Enrique Parada '18
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