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This Week in Entrepreneurship – Feb 17 – 24, 2020

Open Studio Hours at the Design Studio (Feb 18): Do you have an idea and want to get personal design thinking feedback from the Columbia Entrepreneurship Design Studio? During Studio Hours, every Tuesday from 4-7pm, teams or individuals are welcome to use the studio space for working independently on their entrepreneurial projects or sign up for an appointment to receive one-on-one feedback with one of our designers. See here for more information.

Social Venture Pitch and Mix (Feb 19): The Tamer Center’s Pitch Mix and Matches offer social entrepreneurs at any stage a chance to pitch their ideas, seek experts, and network with the social venture community. RSVP here

CBS Lang Center Innovation Talk Series: Lunch with KJ Singh ’11, Managing Director at Techstars (Feb 20):  KJ Singh ’11 serves as the Managing Director of the Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator powered by Techstars, responsible for sourcing and screening hundreds of startups. During the program, he advises companies on product/market fit, growth tactics, fundraising strategies, and other strategic issues. RSVP here.

Third Thursday – Perfect Your Pitch (Feb 20)Columbia Engineering‘s next Third Thursday will feature pitch coaches who are angel investors and venture capitalists. The audience will vote on a variety of criteria, including best engagement, best PPT, and best description of a complex concept. This is great practice for CVC 2020! Co-sponsored with the CBS Lang Entrepreneurship Center. RSVP here

Space Angels Event (Feb 21): The Columbia Space Initiative is hosting Justus Killian, partner at Space Angels (space industry VC based in NYC) on 2/21 at 5:30pm in CEPSR (Schapiro) 415. He will be talking about the state of the commercial space industry as well as Space Angels’ portfolio companies (including SpaceX, Planet Labs, and Made in Space). Those interested in the industry should note that Space Angels is currently hiring an analyst. RSVP here.

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