A Special Thanks to SVB and Stripes for Hosting Startup Lab Reunion

October 4th, 2016

A thirsty group of Columbia founders from the first cohorts of the Columbia Startup Lab (CSL) gathered today along with leading NYC early-stage investors on the stunning roof deck of Stripes Group for the first ever CSL reunion. The event was generously sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank.


Our gracious host, Jason Santiago ’98CC, ’06BUS, from Stripes Group hosted us along with Jigar Patel ’13BUS, who was representing our co-host Silicon Valley Bank.


The evening was hopping with over 100 Columbia Founders and VC’s catching up and comparing notes on their various ventures.

Now in it’s third cohort, Columbia Startup Lab is a 5,100 sq.ft. co-working facility located at WeWork Soho West that provides subsidized space for 71 Columbia alumni entrepreneurs to house and nurture their fledgling ventures. It is a testimony to Columbia University’s longstanding spirit of collaboration and burgeoning entrepreneurial community. With more than 40 startups from all over the Columbia campus, the Lab is the result of a unique partnership between the Deans of Columbia College and the Schools of Business, Engineering, Law, and International Political and Affairs.

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