Columbia Startup Lab

Young alumni from
Columbia Engineering, Columbia College
and The School of International Public Affairs
who received their degrees less than five years ago
Columbia Business alumni who will receive their degree this year

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On behalf of the Deans of the Columbia Schools of Business and Engineering and Columbia College and the Columbia School of International Public Affairs, Columbia Entrepreneurship is very pleased to announce the opening of applications for the Columbia Startup Lab a co-working space located on the ground floor of the 175 Varick Street WeWork building.

Young alumni entrepreneurs from these schools who have received their degree less than five years ago (CBS alumni receiving degrees this year) are encouraged to apply.

We are so grateful to our Columbia partner schools and the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at the Business School for growing the reputation of Columbia as a center for innovation and entrepreneurship.

This is truly a collaborative with support from student groups, the Columbia Alumni Association and the leadership of the University. “Entrepreneurship at Columbia is catching fire” said Bill Campbell ‘62CC, co-chair of the Trustees of Columbia University. “Our students, faculty and alumni entrepreneurs are brilliant, incredibly innovative and fully engaged in this programming. It is personally exciting and very satisfying to participate in this dynamic and robust evolutionary process at one of the finest research universities on the planet.”

Columbia Startup Lab (CSL) is your Columbia University branded co-working space.  The occupying venture teams – potentially you – will ultimately form a 71 person cohort of young Columbia alumni entrepreneurs, each selected from our partner schools.  We expect to open the facility on June 2, 2014.

CSL is open to young alumni founders and their teams from each of the partner schools listed above who are committed to working on their venture full-time.

Teams must select one founding member to apply.  Only one application per team will be considered, regardless of the school in which the founder is affiliated.

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of faculty and staff involved in entrepreneurship at Columbia.  If deemed eligible, teams will be required to have an in-person interview with member(s) of the selection committee.

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