Columbia University's First Annual Entrepreneurship Festival

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April 11, 2014

at the Diana Center on the campus of Barnard College

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.

Conference Speakers

2014 Festival Highlights




Columbia Venture Competition

Congratulations to the 2014 Winners

#StartupColumbia Challenge

The Finals (Full Video 1:04:28)

Award ceremony – meet the winners! (Excerpt 9:26)

1st Place | $25,000


2nd Place | $15,000

Merchant Fuse

3rd Place | $10,000