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Columbia Startup Lab Welcomes Its 8th Cohort to Studio by Tishman Speyer at 175 Varick

The Columbia Startup Lab is pleased to welcome the 8th Cohort of Columbia alumni entrepreneurs to 175 Varick, the newest Studio by Tishman Speyer space. Studio by Tishman Speyer delivers elevated, flexible workspaces globally.

175 Varick has been home to the Columbia Startup Lab since it launched in 2014, and headquarters to over 329 startups and 448 Columbia alumni entrepreneurs that have raised over $94.1M in funding and $115M in acquisitions. In 2021, Tishman Speyer took over the space and reopened it as its proprietary Studio flex space. Now, at Studio, the Lab and its 71 entrepreneurs are kicking off another year of launching, mentoring, and growing in its sophisticated space with access to Tishman Speyer’s amenities and workspace experience platform ZO.

“As an alum of Columbia College, Rob Speyer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tishman Speyer, has always been a supportive friend of the University,” said Richard Witten, Founder of Columbia Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Design, and Special Advisor to Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger. “Now, we’re thrilled to be able to expand that collaboration and to work with a fellow Lion to take the Columbia Startup Lab into the future.”

Rob Speyer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tishman Speyer said: “The Columbia Startup Lab has produced exceptional results and inspired countless entrepreneurs. We are excited to provide a home for this new cohort at Studio, which we have designed for bold creators and innovators.”

“The Columbia Startup Lab is a hub of innovation, home to some of Columbia’s brightest and boldest entrepreneurs. Working with Studio by Tishman Speyer, with its professional services, positive culture, and premium facilities, will help us and our entrepreneurs elevate our game,” said Lab Director Daniella Raposo.

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About the Columbia Startup Lab

The Columbia Startup Lab (CSL) is Columbia University’s co-working space for Columbia entrepreneurs. A landmark of Columbia University’s longstanding spirit of innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship, it is made possible by partnerships between Columbia Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Design; Columbia Business School; Columbia Law School; the School of International and Public Affairs; the Mailman School of Public Health; Columbia College; Columbia Engineering; Barnard; and the Data Science Institute. 

 About Tishman Speyer 

Tishman Speyer is a leading owner, developer, operator and investment manager of first-class real estate in 28 key markets across the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. We develop, build and manage premier office, residential and retail spaces for industry-leading tenants, as well as state-of-the-art life science centers through our Breakthrough Properties venture. With global vision, on-the-ground expertise and a personalized approach, we are unparalleled in our ability to foster innovation, quickly adapt to global and local trends and proactively anticipate our customers’ evolving needs.  By focusing on health and wellness, enlightened placemaking and customer-focused initiatives such as our tenant amenities platform, ZO., and our flexible space and co-working brand, Studio, we tend not just to our physical buildings, but to the people who inhabit them on a daily basis. Since our inception in 1978, Tishman Speyer has acquired, developed, and operated 453 properties, totaling 210 million square feet, with a combined value of approximately $113 billion (U.S.). Our current portfolio includes such iconic assets as Rockefeller Center in New York City, The Springs in Shanghai, TaunusTurm in Frankfurt and the Mission Rock neighborhood currently being realized in San Francisco.

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