Columbia University today (July 15) officially opened the Columbia Startup Lab, a collaborative space in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood, with a press conference and evening gala. The lab provides subsidized workspaces and resources for Columbia MBAs and university alumni running their own companies.
The Startup Lab, which began operations on June 10, is expected to bolster new businesses coming out of the university, increase inter-school collaboration, and expand Columbia’s footprint in the New York City startup scene. “It’s an opportunity for business school students to work in a great entrepreneurial environment surrounded by other entrepreneurs,” says Vince Ponzo, director of entrepreneurship at Columbia Business School. Read more on Poets and Quants.