Columbia University's Third Annual Entrepreneurship Festival on April 28 + 29, 2016 at NYC to Create Tomorrow.

NOW AT MILLER THEATER
2960 BROADWAY AT W. 116TH ST.

#StartupColumbia Festival is the University's two-day event that brings together our Startup Community in celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship.

April 28th is Day One and the culmination of the $250,000 Columbia Venture Competition
130 alumni judges from Brooklyn to Beijing have helped us narrow down a field of
160 Columbia startups to just 30 finalists.  The winners will be announced on Day Two of the Festival. 

April 29th is Day Two when we move to Columbia’s Miller Theater for the Festival conference. 
This year’s speakers include:
Snapchat founder, Evan Spiegel
Venmo founder, Iqram Magdon-Ismail
PBS FRONTLINE executive producer, Raney Aronson-Rath ‘95JRN
MIT Media Lab’s Personal Robots Group founder, Dr. Cynthia Breazeal
Food Pavilion featuring Columbia Food Founders
 $250,000 in grant awards to the Columbia Venture Competition winners

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The Festival is organized by Columbia Entrepreneurship, CORE, CEO and the FinTech Club with support from the Data Sciences Institute, Columbia College and the schools of Engineering, Business, and SIPA.  We are grateful for the support of our #StartupColumbia sponsors.

Conference Speakers

Columbia Food Founders' Fare

Join us for lunch the Columbia Food Founders' Fare, a great place to eat and network during the conference. Columbia-founded food startups will cater the conference and hold an innovative pop-up bazaar. Bring your appetites.

Click on the logos to learn more about the teams who'll be serving lunch.

 

2016 Festival Highlights

Keynotes

Panels

Partners

Columbia Venture Competition

Congratulations to the 2016 Finalists & Winners

SIPA Dean's Public Policy Challenge Grant

1st Place | $25,000

Azimuth Solar

2nd Place | $15,000

NaTakallam

3rd Place | $10,000

CIGONN

#StartupColumbia Challenge

1st Place | $25,000

Blue Moon Box

2nd Place | $15,000

FINDMINE

3rd Place | $10,000

Exubrancy

Undergraduate Challenge sponsored by Columbia College

1st Place | $25,000

Parsegon

2nd Place | $15,000

cerVIA

3rd Place | $10,000

Auxcare

Tech Challenge sponsored by Columbia Engineering

1st Place | $25,000

Droice

2nd Place | $15,000

Predictiv

3rd Place | $10,000

Ivy Spot

Global Tech Challenge sponsored by Columbia Engineering

1st Place | $35,000

CarboCycle

2nd Place | $10,000

Ahsha02

3rd Place | $5,000

Shruta Care

 

Thank you to the Judges that took time to participate in the Final Round Pitch competition