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 and Barnard students can plug in at Columbia Startup Lab Morningside to make the most of their entrepreneurial journey at Columbia, and alums can apply each Spring to the Columbia Startup Lab in Soho if they are working on their venture full time. Students and alums should also take advantage of Columbia's annual spring venture competition, StartupColumbia, for prize money to fuel their venture.
The Startup Journey
To complement Columbia's programming, here are external resources for getting your idea off the ground and 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
Lions of Entrepreneurship
Meet our Advisory Council and influential Columbia voices in the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
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