Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs


As the undergraduate entrepreneurship society, the Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs (CORE) works to inspire students, launch businesses or startup careers, and support Columbia entrepreneurs.

Inspirational Mentors

CORE entrepreneurship speakers

Working with an illustrious cast of founders, including Jack Dorsey (Square), Alexis Ohanian (Reddit), Jared Hecht (GroupMe), Zach Sims (Codecademy), and Howard Marks (Activision), along with representatives from startups and innovative companies including AppNexus, Google, Medallia, Bain Capital Ventures, CORE inspires students to take action, guiding them as they do so.

Learn to Code

CORE also works with the Application Development Initiative to help students learn to code, giving the tools they need to create the next tech startups.

Programs to Help Businesses Thrive

CORE also co-manages the Startup Internship Program, a partnership with the Columbia Center for Career Education that pairs students with fantastic startup employers throughout the Spring semester, supporting them with workshops and regular events.

Townhall, an events series by CORE, gives young entrepreneurs the chance to pitch ideas to Columbia founders like Dave Whittemore (Clothes Horse) and Amol Sarva (Peek & Virgin Mobile), giving students vital access to business knowledge.

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