How to Dive Into Entrepreneurship at Columbia

Interested in entrepreneurship? Already have an idea  you’re getting off the ground? Here are some resources that can help you get to the next step in your journey:

Sign up and stay connected.

Sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on social media (Twitter, Instagram, and we’re also on Facebook and LinkedIn). That’s where you’ll stay up to date on what’s happening in all the entrepreneurship hubs around the university, and get a taste of what it’s like to be a part of this community on campus.

Get to know the resources at your particular school.

Each school has resources available for its students, so be sure to check them out. Student clubs are also a great way to find community: the largest organization for undergraduates is CORE (Columbia Organization for Rising Entrepreneurs), there’s CEO (Columbia Entrepreneur Organization) for business school students, and other schools have clubs based on interest and industry.

Make a workable plan for the year ahead.

Our Design Studio has Fall programming dedicated to helping you reflect, rethink, and reframe your big idea. Design Your Future can help you create a fulfilling and workable plan for the year ahead, and Design Your Venture will get your startup on track. Or pop in to Open Studio hours to get one-on-one feedback from one of our Designers – we’ll announce those in our newsletter.

Learn a new way of thinking.

Here’s a list of classes being offered this academic year that teach entrepreneurship skills and help you work on your idea. And here’s the best online source for honing your entrepreneurship skills – Steve Blank’s Lean Launchpad.

Meet fellow entrepreneurs at events.

Our calendar keeps track of entrepreneurship events around campus, but also be sure to sign up for our newsletter to get reminders!

Looking for something specific?

Check out this sortable resource list.

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