The nexus of entrepreneurship, innovation, and design thinking at Columbia University. Under the Office of the President.

Mar 31
Featured Event

Deadline: Apply for the 2023-2024 Cohort of the Columbia Startup Lab!

8:00AM – 5:00PM
What We Do

The ecosystem around innovation at Columbia is vibrant, brilliant, and cutting edge. No two startup journeys are the same, so the University is ready to catch you wherever you are in your journey: from idea to launch and beyond. Current Columbia, Barnard, and Teachers College students can plug in at Columbia Startup Lab Morningside to learn about what resources are available and how to make the most of your entrepreneurial journey at Columbia.

$18.2B Money raised by Columbia startups in the past 12 months
$6.4M Awards granted annually to Columbia startups by Columbia University
$99B Reported acquisitions of Columbia startups in the last 5 years
3K+ Columbia startups created in the last decade
Ready For Success? Here are all the tools you need to get started

The Startup Journey

Here are external resources for getting your idea off the ground, as well as a look at the Columbia founder and VC network


Legal Startup Resources

What you need to make it official and incorporate your startup.


Pitching and Fundraising

Sample templates and advice to get you started on raising money for your startup.


Your Startup Toolkit

External resources for the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, building your business model, networking, and getting inspiration.


Columbia Founders and VCs

Get a look at the Columbia Founders and VCs in the ecosystem - powered by Crunchbase

Meet The Pride

Meet our Advisory Council and influential Columbia voices in 
the entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Upcoming Events


A 5,100 sq. ft. co-working space home to over 70 Columbia alumni entrepreneurs

CSL Morningside

CSL Morningside offers current Columbia, Barnard, and Teachers College students events, workshops, workspace, feedback and opportunities to meet with other students interested in entrepreneurship.

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