Entrepreneurship is about community and #StartupColumbia is no exception. Our University has a long history of innovation and entrepreneurship in many corners across the campus. Now, for the first time, these centers of excellence will all come together for a day-long celebration of what makes Columbia and the spirit of entrepreneurship so great: disruptive innovation and applied solutions that change the world.
On Friday, April 11th #StartupColumbia will bring together the Columbia community to cheer entrepreneurship across the University not just for the day but all year round.
The festival will take place on April 11th just off Columbia University’s main campus at the Diana Center on the campus of Barnard College.
The organizers deeply appreciate the invaluable help and support from the world-renowned Eugene Lang Center for Entrepreneurship, as well as Columbia’s School of Engineering, and especially our hosts--the Athena Center for Leadership at Barnard College.
2014 Festival Highlights
Fireside Chat: Drew Houston in conversation with Walt Mossberg
Opening keynote of #StartupColumbia the University's first entrepreneurship festival with Shazi Visram
GroupMe, Qwiki, Hopscotch – Three Columbia Founders Tell The Tale in Conversation with Deirdre Boldon Fox Business News
Panel with Deborah Jackson '80BUS, Founder, Plum Alley; Will D. Porteous, General Partner and COO, RRE Ventures; Alicia Syrett '07BUS, Founder and CEO, Pantegrion Capital; KJ Singh '11BUS, Director, Techstars NYC; Moderated by Jerry Neumann '88, '90SEAS, Founder, Neu Venture Capital.
Columbia Venture Competition
Congratulations to the 2014 Winners