2018 Schedule

The finals of the Columbia Venture Competition will be held on Thursday, April 5 at various locations across campus.  If you would like to attend, please purchase a ticket for the StartupColumbia Conference on Friday, April 6th and send your request to contact@startupcolumbia.org


Friday, April 5, 2019

Doors and Registration Opens
StartupColumbia Welcome
Tamer Center for Social Enterprise – Award Announcement
with Faculty Director Bruce Usher
The Changemaker Effect – Fireside Chat
With Henry De Sio Jr. Ashoka Global VP, Former Obama ‘08
Campaign COO and Gemma Torras '18SIPA
Astropreneurship And The Coming New Space Revolution – Panel
Moderator: Sidney Nakahodo Founder NY Space Alliance
Professor Mike Massimino, Former NASA Astronaut
Sana Fathima Ph.D., Investment Manager at Lockheed Martin Ventures
Will Porteous, General Partner and COO RRE Ventures
Shane Snow '10JRN “Dreamteams” – Keynote
An adventure through psychology, neuroscience, and business applied
to rap groups, pirate gangs, buddy cops, women in journalism, and the FBI.
Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs – Presidential Hand Off
Come See The Peaceful Transition of Power
#Coaching Columbia Awards – Columbia Volunteerism
With Richard Witten ‘75CC, Special Advisor to the President of Columbia University
Jesse Derris, founder, Derris
Peal Modeste, '13BUS Associate Dean Columbia Law School
Robert Delman '98BUS, Managing Director, Golden Seeds
Sarah Holloway '13SIPA Dir. EdTech and Entrepreneurship, SIPA Center for Develpment Economics and Policy
Columbia Venture Competition – Tech Challenge Awards
Sponsored by Columbia Engineering
Columbia Food Founder, Rachel Drori '09BUS
Founder Daily Harvest
Columbia Food and Beverage Founders Fare
Join us for Lunch in Low Library – Tickets required.
Columbia Venture Competition – Undergraduate Challenge Awards Sponsored by Columbia College
Awards presented by John Walker, CFO, Head of New York Office with tempCFO
Data Ethics – Keynote
Jeannette Wing is the Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute at Columbia
Columbia Women Inventors – Panel
Moderator: Vanessa O’Connell, Global Industry Editor at Thomson Reuters
Michal Lipson, Lipson Nanophotonics Group
Tilla S. Worgall, MD Associate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology
Angela Christiano, the Richard and Mildred Rhodebeck Professor of Dermatology and Professor of Genetics and Development
Innovation and Saving Lives – Keynote
George Yancopoulos 80CC, ‛86GF, ‛87PS President and Chief Scientific Officer, Regeneron
Columbia Venture Competition – SIPA Dean’s Challenge Awards
Will Blockchain Liberate the Netizens? - Panel
Moderator, Wendy Xiao Schadeck ‛16BUS Investment Manager at Northzone
Joel Monegro, Founder of Crypto Fund Placeholder
Brittany Laughlin, Partner Lattice Ventures
Columbia Venture Competition – StartupColumbia Challenge Awards
Awards presented by Ben Shaw AVP of Open Innovation and CRM Lead at Rise, created by Barclays
Columbia-Founded Unicorn – Closing Fireside Chat
Columbia College Dean James J. Valentini interviews
Marco Zappacosta, ‘07CC, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer Thumbtack.
Closing Remarks