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About the Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program
The Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program is a selective, application-based course that helps second-year Columbia Business School students prepare their businesses for investment by providing support and guidance throughout the semester, funding for expenses, access to experts in key fields, and opportunities to present their businesses to professional investors.
During their participation in the class, students consult with seed funders to refine their presentations. Sponsors — which include venture capital firms, Internet incubators, law firms, technology providers, and accounting and consulting firms — provide financial support, pro bono services, and advice.
The Greenhouse class also helps many students prepare for application to the Lang Fund Selection Process.
The application deadline has passed.
Second-year students are eligible to apply. A highly selective screening process determines entrance into this class. Presentations will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Feasibility including market assessment
- Profitability for profit-making ventures/financial sustainability for not for profit ventures
- Passion and commitment of the founding team
- Competitive insulation and strategic differentiation/advantage
- Risk identification and management
- Quality of presentation
- Knowledge of key elements of the business
Note that while the Greenhouse admission process is stage-agnostic, preference is given to ventures that have shown initial traction and/or other type of market validation.
1,000 bid points is required for enrollment.
- The application deadline has passed.
Questions? Contact [email protected].