Entrepreneurship

Four New Social Ventures Receive Seed Funding From Columbia’s Tamer Fund for Social Ventures

Social Enterprise News | June 9, 2022

Four new Tamer Fund for Social Venture awardees were selected after their participation in an application screening round, a due diligence process with student teams from a Columbia Business School course, and a final pitch to the fund’s investment board.

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Greening Buildings, Blocks, and Cities: BlocPower and Decarbonization at Scale With Donnel Baird ’13

Social Enterprise News | May 3, 2022

Donnel Baird ’13 is the founder and CEO of BlocPower, a clean tech startup based in New York City that develops portfolios of clean energy retrofit opportunities in underserved communities and connects those opportunities to investors seeking social, environmental, and financial returns.

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A Stake in Each Other’s Dreams and Struggles With Governor Deval Patrick

Social Enterprise News | March 8, 2022

Governor Deval Patrick is one of the country’s most talented and inspiring leaders who has blazed many trails across and between the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. We explore some of the through lines in a career that has included successful chapters in civil rights law and activism, policy and politics, and entrepreneurship and investing. 

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Three New Social Ventures Receive Seed Funding From Columbia’s Tamer Fund for Social Ventures

Social Enterprise News | December 21, 2021

Three new Tamer Fund for Social Venture awardees were selected after their participation in an application screening round, a due diligence process with student teams from a Columbia Business School course, and a final pitch to the fund’s investment board.

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Four New Social Ventures Receive Seed Funding from Columbia’s Tamer Fund for Social Ventures

Social Enterprise News | June 17, 2021

Four new Tamer Fund for Social Venture awardees were selected after their participation in an application screening round, a due diligence process with student teams from a Columbia Business School course, and a final pitch to the fund’s investment board.

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Tamer Center Honors Shaiza Rizavi ’96, Jon Friedland ’97 for Their Dedication to Social Enterprise

School News | April 16, 2017

The second annual Tamer Center for Social Enterprise Awards Breakfast drew more than 250 attendees and raised a record-breaking $1 million.

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The Tamer Center For Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School Awards Seed Grants in Third Round of Funding

Press Release | December 21, 2016

The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School announced the winners of its most recent round of funding. Three new social ventures, including the first nonprofit organization and first all-undergraduate founding team, received $25,000 each from the Tamer Fund for Social Ventures.

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Columbia Business School would like to invite you to our Social Venture Workshop series!

Social Enterprise News | June 21, 2013

Columbia Business School would like to invite you to our new Spark Social Venture Workshop series! Spark provides Social Innovators with an opportunity to explore resources, connections and potential solutions to help their social ventures, by tapping the collective knowledge within Columbia University, and the larger entrepreneurial and social impact community in the New York area and beyond. This workshop is open to all who are willing to bring their ideas, experience, and connections to help solve social and environmental challenges that these social innovators aim to address. This event is supported by the?Social Enterprise Program, the?Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center and the?Social Enterprise Club?at Columbia Business School.

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Donnel Baird Uses Community Power to Generate Green Energy Projects

Social Enterprise News | March 6, 2013

Social Enterprise Program student Donnel Baird ’13 was recently featured on PBS Newshour as an “Agent of Change” for his social enterprise, BlocPower. BlocPower is an organization that aims to provide job training and energy-efficient products in underserved New York City neighborhoods. 

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Justine Zinkin '02 and Thomas Campbell '09 featured in $100M pledge announcement by Henry Kravis '69

Social Enterprise News | October 15, 2010

Article by The Record, Columbia University, October 15, 2010

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