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The Columbia Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) encourages aspiring and current student entrepreneurs to explore and launch new ventures. The organization brings students together with successful entrepreneurs and innovators. Through lectures, panel discussions, and interactive workshops the club helps members gain unique insights and connections to the world of venturing. The annual business plan competition and the Lang Fund competition help students start their own businesses by providing expert feedback and start-up capital. CEO also sponsors site visits and careers treks to observe current start-ups.
As one of Columbia's largest student societies, we work to inspire, educate, and launch the next generation of student entrepreneurs. Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs (CORE) aims to promote entrepreneurship at Columbia and help put New York City on the map as a hub for innovation and startup companies. CORE hosts a series of panels, discussions, seminars, and workshops to allow students from all backgrounds to learn and understand how to start their own company, the challenges they face, and what opportunities and resources are available.
An interest group for CBS students pursuing entrepreneurship through the acquisition of a small company.
Columbia Venture Community (CVC) is a private community for Columbia students, alumni and employees interested in all aspects entrepreneurship. The group welcomes members from any school, sector or industry function (e.g. entrepreneur, VC, lawyer).
The Family Business Club advances family business interests of students, faculty members, and affiliated individuals of Columbia Business School. The club regularly invites local family business owners for special events, organizes site visits to family-owned companies, and provides growth and development opportunities for students who will be returning to a family business post-MBA.
The Private Equity Club provides opportunities for members to learn about the private equity, enhance career goals, and network with industry leaders.
The Social Enterprise Club is the home for all students at Columbia Business School who want to use business skills to create social, environmental and economic value within the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Through diverse events and numerous resources, we connect students interested in social enterprise with each other, faculty, alumni, professionals and organizations; enrich our members; understanding of industries, ideas and initiatives that create social impact; and inspire students to become leaders who improve the world.
The Startup Founders Club is dedicated to supporting, educating and inspiring students actively working on their own startups while at CBS. The club equips active entrepreneurs with the tools needed to establish and grow their businesses during and after their time at CBS. This is accomplished via a close-knit community, targeted programming and access to the Lions Lab and Lang Center network of contacts and potential mentors.
The Application Development Initiative seeks to nurture student creativity and technological aptitude by creating a community and resources for student developers of all talents and interests.
The Technology Business Group (TBG) offers activities like dinners, technology classes and seminars, an annual Tech Trek to the west coast, panels, conferences, and more. The group explores the immediate issues of how technology has, and will continue to, change the way the world and business works.
The Venture Capital Club support students exploring careers in venture capital, potential entrepreneurs who want to raise VC money, and those interested in working with VC portfolio startups.