Columbia University's Second Annual Entrepreneurship Festival
"New York Innovation"
The annual #StartupColumbia Festival is Columbia University's two-day conference that brings together
the Columbia entrepreneurial community in celebration of innovation, entrepreneurship, and the creation of new ventures that
make our lives richer and address the world's most vexing problems.
Extending beyond the Morningside campus, the 2015 Festival aims to engage the broader entrepreneurial community by
holding the Festival on the Barnard College campus and by inviting innovators, entrepreneurs, and technologists from across the nation.
Based around the theme of "New York Innovation", several panels will focus on industries that have long been associated with New York City:
Finance, Advertising, and Fashion. These panels will touch briefly on historical context then expand on
how the last two decades of technological advancement have turned these sectors on their heads.
The balance of the program will include announcements of the $250,000 Columbia Venture Competition winners,
a keynote on social entrepreneurship, a panel on “Building the NYC Innovation Ecosystem”, and a closing keynote address.