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

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.

$15.3B 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 comprehensive list of all the places around the University that can help you start up.

01

Legal Startup Resources

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

02

Pitching and Fundraising

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

03

Your Startup Toolkit

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

04

Campus Centers

Columbia has entrepreneurship hubs across the University and dedicated teams at each school! Get to know the resources that can help you on your entrepreneurship journey.

Meet The Pride

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

Upcoming Events

COLUMBIA STARTUP LAB

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

The Design Studio

A place on campus to ideate, innovate, and collaborate using human-centered design.

In The Newsroom