From Small Biz Daily:
The Columbia Startup Lab (CSL) is a co-working facility at WeWork Soho West that provides subsidized space, programming, and community for 71 Columbia University alumni entrepreneurs to house and nurture their fledgling ventures. Since it opened five years ago, CSL has helped launch 200 companies in a wide range of industries—fintech, fashion, food and beyond. In total, these early-stage companies have raised more than $55M in venture funding. Four startups born at the Lab have seen exits/acquisitions for a total deal size of $100M.
Here founders’ efforts to build successful ventures are led by a world-class team of mentors such as entrepreneur Bill O’Farrell (most recently of Body Labs, acquired by Amazon), Blue Sky Media founder Leslie Gittess, and entrepreneur and angel investor Dave Lerner, Director of Columbia Entrepreneurship, who are committed to Columbia’s mission to prepare students for a life of impact.
Here’s some insight into life in the Columbia Startup Lab.