Director of Entrepreneurship at Columbia University
Dave was appointed Director of Entrepreneurship at Columbia University after seven years running Columbia’s Venture Lab where he spun out 70+ technology startups based on university research. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Columbia Business School where he teaches the Greenhouse Accelerator Program and the Launch Your Startup class.
By background he’s an entrepreneur (2 exits) and angel investor in 50+ companies. His personal blog, www.davelerner.com/blog, explores the worlds of university entrepreneurship, angel/venture investing, and startups and he’s a frequent contributor to many other publications, including Business Insider, whose SAI group recently named him both one of the “top 100 most influential New Yorkers in the digital business community” and “one of NYC’s top 100 early stage investors”.
Dave serves as a mentor at TechStars and serves on the Board of New York Tech Meetup .