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The Lang Innovation Forum presents thought leaders from specific industries to share their ideas with the CBS Community and beyond. Events are listed on OrgSync for the CBS Community and elsewhere as relevant.
The Lang Innovation Talk Series invites highly-accomplished industry professionals to speak with current students who are interested in topics within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The formats range from roundtable discussions to somewhat larger settings. Participating students are expected to arrive prepared with questions and topics for discussion.
Please note: Space for the Lang Innovation Talks the space is limited to 30 participants per event and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will be required to cancel their reservation by emailing email@example.com at least 48 hours in advance of the event. Students who are registered but fail to attend will be unable to sign up for future events during that semester. Columbia Business School students may RSVP in OrgSync.
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UPCOMING FORUM EVENT
Fall 2019 Lang Innovation Forum
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 2:30 to 4 pm
World-renowned Innovator Ferran Adrià, Chef, Author, and Founder of the elBullifoundation
Presents Sapiens – Innovation through Understanding
Ferran Adrià joined the staff of elBulli in 1984 and rapidly progressed to become head chef. Famous for his pioneering culinary techniques, he has been applauded – and imitated - around the world, and won three Michelin stars for elBulli, along with many other accolades.
With his elBullifoundation, opened in 2013, Adrià has created a center for research into gastronomic innovation whose mission is to study and catalogue the entire body of world culinary knowledge.
Adrià is in New York to mark the publication of Coffee Sapiens (Phaidon), a multimedia project created by Lavazza and the elBullifoundation with the aim of promoting experimentation and innovation in the gastronomic field. This opera omnia on coffee is one of the first pillars of what will be the most complete database of the Occidental fine dining restaurant industry, Bullipedia.
Spring 2019 Lang Innovation Talks
Monday, April 29, 2019, 8-9 a.m.
Jenny Friedman '17, Co-Founder Supernode Ventures
Jenny is co-founder and managing partner of Supernode Ventures. Previously, Jenny worked for Eniac Ventures, where she focused primarily on early-stage investments in mobile-first technology.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 8-9 a.m.
Zachary Prell '05, Founder ZACHARY PRELL
Over 10 years ago, Zachary Prell made the unconventional leap from finance to fashion and founded his eponymous brand, ZACHARY PRELL while he was a student at Columbia Business School. His menswear brand has evolved from a sports shirt business into a lifestyle collection.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 8-9 a.m.
Rachel ten Brink '01, Co-Founder Scentbird
Rachel co-founded Scentbird, the online fragrance sampling platform, in 2014 and scaled it to over 250,000 monthly paying subscribers, leading marketing, business development, and product development.
Fall 2018 Lang Innovation Talks
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 8-9 a.m.
Sarah Ribner '16, Co-Founder PiperWai
Sarah is the co-founder of Piperwai, which was featured on Shark Tank in 2015. She was named a member of the Forbes 2018 30 Under 30 Class, and EY’s Entrepreneurial Winning Woman of 2017.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 8-9 a.m.
Jason Ojalvo '98, CEO Tushy
Jason is the CEO of Tushy. Previously he built and ran several businesses for Amazon for over ten years and has deep experience in entertainment and disruptive innovation.
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 8-9 a.m.
Erica Duignan Minnihan '04, Managing Partner 1000 Angels
Erica is founder and managing partner of both 1000 Angels and Reign Ventures. She has 20 years of experience in finance and venture capital, specializing in early-stage venture funds which are focused on Seed and Series A investment rounds.