Entrepreneurship Office Hours

Get important feedback on your venture or entrepreneurial career goals, delve deeper into your entrepreneurial plans, learn about Lang Center and university resources around entrepreneurship, move your aspirations forward. Lang Center Office Hours are open to current students and alumni.

Important Information:

Office hours are available on a first come, first served basis. Please only sign up for one slot with one advisor to allow all program participants an opportunity to schedule meetings. Twenty-four hours in advance of the session you may check back and schedule repeat appointments.

Please note that practitioners accept appointments either via phone or in-person, not both. The location of in-person appointments is indicated in parentheses next to the practitioner's name. Students who are unable to attend in-person meetings in NYC can also contact langcenter@gsb.columbia.edu for scheduling assistance.

Upon signing up for office hours, you will receive a confirmation email. A reminder email will be sent to you 24 hours in advance of your meeting.

You are required to cancel any appointments you can no longer attend at least 1 business day in advance of the meeting. Failure to do so will result in the inability to schedule future office hour appointments.


Office Hours Practitioners

Meghan Cross Breeden '15 
Managing Partner, Red Bear Angels
Expertise: Venture Capital; Technology; Media; Digital Marketing; Strategy

Rob Delman '98
Managing Director, Golden Seeds
Expertise: Fundraising; Startups; Investor Pitch; Advisory Board Formation; Business Idea Evaluation

Jesse Hertzberg '03
Founder, Redfive Operating Ventures
Expertise: Product Discovery; Customer Discovery; Customer Acquisition; Pitching; Hiring

Andy Jacobi '12
Founder, Untamed Sandwiches
Expertise: Food & Beverage; Sustainability; Retail; Restaurants

Jeremy Kagan '99
Managing Director, the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center; Professor, Digital Marketing; 3x founder: Digital Music, Email Marketing, SaaS Marketing Technology platform
Expertise: Digital Marketing Strategy; Startup and Founder Issues; Accelerators, Incubators, and early stage finance; SaaS, E-commerce and Business Models; Business Development and Strategic Partnerships

Liz Leahy '96
Co-Founder, Section 101
Expertise: Pitch Development (Customers and Partnerships); Business Canvas Modeling; Branding and Creative; Audience and Customer Engagement; Website and Email as Direct Marketing Channels 

Jack McGourty
Director, Community and Global Entrepreneurship, Founder, Venture For All®
Expertise: Customer Discovery; Market Research; Minimum Viable Product Design; Product Realization; Organizational Culture

Zachary Prell '05
Expertise: Founding a Startup; Fashion/Retail; Marketing; E-Commerce; Sales; Business Plan Development; Investor Presentations


Carol Rattray '81
Co-Founder, Zoomdojo
Expertise: Career Strategy; International Business; Working at Early-Stage Ventures; Women in Business; Tech Startups


Brian Rich '87
Managing Partner, Catalyst Investors
Expertise: Venture Capital/Growth Equity; Tech-Enabled Services; Telecom/Media; Capital Formation; C-Suite Coaching


Barbara Roberts
New York Chair, Tiger 21
Expertise: Startups; Coaching; Angel Investing; Growth; Exit Strategies


Scott Smedresman
Partner, McCarter & English
Expertise: Startup Legal; Financing; Technology Transactions; Growth Counseling; M&A

Peer-to-Peer Advisors

Seth Goodman '19
Expertise: Founding a Startup; Working at Early-Stage Ventures; Healthcare; Technology; Growth Capital

Stef Alicia McCalmon '19
Expertise: Founding a Startup; Marketing; Media; Branding; Strategy; Social Ventures

Taylor Palank '19
Expertise: Founding a Startup; Marketing; Customer Service; Technology; Beauty/retail