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The Lang Innovation Talks Series invites highly-accomplished industry professionals to lead roundtable discussions with current students interested in topics surrounding entrepreneurship. Participating students are expected to arrive prepared with questions and topics for discussion.
Please note: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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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.