Coming Up in Entrepreneurship – December 2020

Here’s a quick look at what’s available in December!

DSI Virtual Poster Sessions – Data, Media, and Society (Dec 4): Join the December installment of this poster series, hosted by DSI Research Centers.

Urban Works India Challenge Kick-Off (Dec 8): Urban Works India is part of the Columbia Venture Competition and $50,000 is at stake! The faculty lead this year is Mike Massimino – he will be discussing the view of cities from space (!) and why it is important to design and support sustainable cities. Why join? We’ll start with a meet and greet and quick quiz on urban India.  Professor Massimino will share his observations and why we should all be paying more attention to urban India. We’ll also have previous winners join to tell us about their experience in the program. Join on December 8th, 10am EST on zoom.

Third Thursday (Dec 10): Join Columbia Engineering for the next Third Thursday, which will offer opportunities to meet others in the entrepreneurship community and learn how to develop a LinkedIn profile that works to your advantage and helps build your brand.

Next 1000 (Deadline: Dec 13): Forbes is looking to spotlight bold and inspiring entrepreneurs on their way to great success. The Next 1000 list celebrates the ambitious sole proprietors, self-funded shops and pre-revenue startups who are redefining what it means to build and run a business today, especially in the “new normal.” They are proof-positive that American entrepreneurship remains resilient, vibrant and ever-changing. Forbes is looking for nominations from every industry across the U.S, with a mission to showcase diverse regions and businesses across the country. Let us know if you decide to apply!

X-Force Fellows (Deadline: Dec 31): X-Force participants will engage with Department of Defense (DoD) partners for three months of applied problem solving. Participants will work on problems sponsored by their DoD hosts potentially including:

-Technical (e.g. software development, data analytics, mechanical design/prototyping)
-Strategy (e.g. communications and social media strategy)
-Research (e.g. emerging technology scouting) projects.

Participants will be expected to deliver a prototype capability to their military sponsors by the end of the program.

The full-time X-Force Fellows will be paid a stipend of around $2,500 per month and have a small budget for travel, materials, and other expenses related to the delivery of a product to their sponsor.

Alexandria LaunchLabs Applications are Open (rolling):  Alexandria LaunchLabs is finishing up its construction on the 6th floor of the Lasker BioMedical Research Building near the Columbia University Irving Medical Center in order to support and accelerate the growth of early-stage life science companies affiliated with Columbia, as well as other early-stage companies wishing to co-locate near Columbia. Applications are now open and can be submitted here.



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