About Us

Dave Lerner

Dave was appointed Director of Entrepreneurship at Columbia University in 2013. In his five years with Columbia Entrepreneurship he’s helped launch the Columbia Startup Lab, the Columbia Design Studio, Startup Law Studio and a host of new tech programs and curricula throughout the university’s many schools. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Columbia Business School where he teaches the Greenhouse Accelerator and the Launch Your Startup class.

By background he’s an entrepreneur (2 exits), angel investor in 70+ companies and well known mentor to founders in the NYC ecosystem. Dave also serves as a mentor at TechStars and on the Board of the NY Tech Alliance.