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Columbia Innovation & Design Club

Kickoff: Columbia Business Design Challenge

The Columbia Innovation & Design Club, a student-led organization at Columbia Business School, is organizing the inaugural Columbia Business Design Challenge. This competition will :

– introduce students and other participants to some of the most innovative companies in the country
– facilitate a robust learning experience by emphasizing the principles of human-centered design and design thinking
– foment fresh ideas in areas important to the future of work and business
– gain real-world, hands-on experience tackling some of the most salient issues facing society today

The Columbia Business Design Challenge is open to cross-disciplinary teams to facilitate diversity of thought, experience, and solutions. We hope you will consider being involved in judging the participating teams and/or facilitating a workshop for competition participants.

Participating Companies:
Fahrenheit 212


February 7, 2021 Challenge Kickoff Event
Competition overview, application assignment & prompt reveal

February 8, 2021 Team Registration Deadline
Registration and application assignment submission by 11:59 pm

March 19, 2021 Challenge Pitch Day
Team presentations, judging & award ceremony, & networking event

1st prize is $2,000!