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[Applications Closed] Columbia Startup Lab’s 2019-2020 Cohort

Thank you to all who applied! The 2019-2020 cohort will be announced April 17, 2019.


The Columbia Startup Lab (CSL) is opening its seats to a new group of alumni founders, offering subsidized space for recent alumni entrepreneurs to house and nurture their fledging ventures.

The CSL has been “corporate headquarters” for more than 150 Columbia-founded ventures. The space is administered by WeWork and includes: furnishings (desk and chair), WiFi, water/coffee, cleaning/maintenance, and access to common facilities across the global WeWork network. CSL also provides ongoing workshops, office hours, networking events, and community building activities to help resident ventures advance their businesses.

Applications closed on Monday, April 1 and the new cohort will be announced on Wednesday, April 17.


Eligibility

CSL is open to recent alumni from across the University (including Barnard and Teachers College) who are committed to working on their venture full-time.

  • Teams must select one Columbia University-affiliated founding member.
  • Only one application per team will be considered, regardless of the school in which the founder is affiliated.

Quick Facts

  • Admitted teams may spend up to 1 year in the space.
  • The annual turnover of cohorts is the first week of June.
  • The space is administered by WeWork and includes: furnishings (desk & chair), WiFi, printing, meeting spaces, phone booths, water/coffee, beer, cleaning/maintenance and access to common facilities across the global WeWork network.
  • CSL provides ongoing workshops, office hours, networking events, and community building activities to help resident ventures advance their businesses. All CSL teams are encouraged to participate.
  • Columbia University affiliated tenants are required to commit to a four-month term in the space at a rate of $250 per month/per seat. Non-Columbia University team members will be required to make a contribution of $400 per month/per seat.

Questions? Contact entrepreneurship@columbia.edu.

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