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VIDEO: From #StartupColumbia 2014

On Friday, April 11th
On the campus of Barnard College

Columbia Entrepreneurship, Columbia Entrepreneurship Organization, and the Columbia Organization for Rising Entrepreneurs presented a full day of panels, keynotes, and fireside chats.  The day included a $50,000 business model competition

Full Details  Here
Festival buzz generated on Twitter  Here
New York Business Journal Article
AlleyWatch  Article

Videos

Opening Remarks – President Bollinger
FULL VIDEO  17:16

Shazi Visram ’99CC, ’04BUS Founder and CEO, Happy Family
FULL VIDEO   25:25
– Feeding the Minds That Will Change the World
EXCERPT  1:47
– My Mom and Dad Came to America in 1979…
EXCERPT 3:14

“New Venture Landscape” Alan Patricof ’57BUS Greycroft Ventures; David Tisch co-founder TechStars NYC
FULL VIDEO   1:02:53
– Technology is your Path to Innovation
EXCERPT  2:27
– Do I Have a Differentiated Product?
EXCERPT  2:03
– Unlike David, I Was Never a Nerd
EXCERPT  3:36

“Early Stage Venture Options: Some Cash Is More Equal Than Others ”
FULL VIDEO   1:00:10
– Deborah Jackson; Crowd Funding
EXCERPT 2:53
– Will Porteous; Seed Funding
EXCERPT 2:33
– KJ Singh; TechStars Accelerator
EXCERPT 2:33

Driving Social Change Through Entrepreneurship
FULL VIDEO  55:59
– Geoffrey Canada “Building and Sustaining Social Ventures
EXCERPT 1:56
– Geoffrey Canada “Public – Private Funding
EXCERPT 1:42

GroupMe, Qwiki, Hopscotch – Three Columbia Founders Tell The Tale in Conversation with Deirdre Boldon Fox Business News
FULL VIDEO  47:33
– Jared Hecht “How GroupMe Got Its Start”
EXCERPT
3:03
– “Cofounders After The Founding”
EXCERPT  4:33
– Doug Imbruce, founder Qwiki “How Do You Know You’re Not Kidding Yourself?
EXCERPT 1:36

Drew Houston in Conversation with Walt Mossberg
FULL VIDEO   1:00:09
– Drew Houston “You Were a Student at MIT
EXCERPT 3:46
– Drew Houston “Angel Investor, Persian Rug Dealer
EXCERPT 1:46
– Drew Houston “I Didn’t Look Like Your Classic CEO
EXCERPT  1:48

#StartupColumbia Challenge – The Finals
FULL VIDEO 1:04:28
– Award ceremony – meet the winners!
EXCERPT  9:26

The full-day conference included, Geoffrey Canada, Walt Mossberg and Drew Houston. Alan Patricof ’57BUS and David Tisch; Shazi Visram ’99CC, ’04BUS Founder and CEO, Happy Family; Deborah Jackson ’80BUS, Founder, Plum Alley and Will D. Porteous General Partner and COO RRE Ventures.

Plus, March Madness continued with the finals of #StartupColumbia Challenge, the $50,000 business model competition. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the day.

Columbia has a long history of innovation and entrepreneurship in many corners all across campus. Now, for the first time, these centers of excellence have 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.

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