2018 Schedule

Thursday, April 5, 2018

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 6, 2018

8:45 AMDoors and Registration Opens
9:30 AMStartupColumbia Welcome
9:40 AMTamer Center for Social Enterprise – Award Announcement
with Faculty Director Bruce Usher
9:50 AM
The Changemaker Effect – Fireside Chat
With Henry De Sio Jr. Ashoka Global VP, Former Obama ‘08
Campaign COO and Professor Sarah Holloway ‘13SIPA
10:20 AM
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
11:00 AM
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.
11:25 AMColumbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs – Presidential
Hand Off Peaceful Transition of Power
11:30 AM
#Coaching Columbia – Columbia Volunteerism
With Richard Witten ‘75CC, Special Advisor to the President of Columbia University
11:40 AMColumbia Venture Competition – Tech Challenge Awards
Sponsored by Columbia Engineering
11:50 AMColumbia Food Founder, Rachel Drori '09BUS
Founder Daily Harvest
12:00 PMColumbia Food and Beverage Founders Fare
Join us for lunch in Low Library – Tickets required.
1:30 PMColumbia Venture Competition - Undergraduate Challenge Awards
Sponsored by Columbia College
1:40 PM
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
Virginia Cornish, Helena Rubinstein Professor, Department of Chemistry
2:30 PM
Innovation and Saving Lives – Keynote
George Yancopoulos 80CC, ‛86GF, ‛87PS President and Chief Scientific Officer, Regeneron
3:00 PMColumbia Venture Competition – SIPA Dean’s Challenge Awards
3:10 PM
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
4:00 PMColumbia Venture Competition – StartupColumbia Challenge Awards
4:10 PMData Ethics Mini – Keynote
Jeannette Wing is the Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute at Columbia
4:40 PMColumbia-Founded Unicorn – Closing Keynote
Marco Zappacosta, ‘07CC, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer Thumbtack.
5:30 PMClosing Remarks