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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.

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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.

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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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