Support Columbia Entrepreneurs this Columbia Giving Day, October 20

Give this #ColumbiaGivingDay, October 20

Columbia Entrepreneurship ignites Columbia’s whole vibrant startup ecosystem, which sees 7,500 student and alumni founders each year.

Your gifts are the foundation of our support, benefitting startups like Millie, a holistic college prep startup, founded by Columbia Business School graduates Jenna Ahn and Giuseppe Iademarco, and Workhorse, a marketplace connecting college athletes to brands, businesses, and fans, founded by Jake Klores ’21CC. Both reside at the Columbia Startup Lab and both secured funding from the Columbia Venture Competition.

Give generously and fan the spark that ignites Columbia innovation.

Founders are fixers. Often, the problems they solve hit close to home.

Etizaz Shah headshot

Etizaz Shah ’21SIPA, founder of EZ Health, is such a case.

While a child in Pakistan, his father suffered from a chronic health condition. After immigrating to the US, Etizaz became the critical link between his father and English-speaking physicians. What was true for Etizaz is true for millions of Americans: the family bears the bulk of the caregiver burden.

The EZ Health solution is elegant, practical, and well, just plain common sense. Reducing language barriers improves healthcare outcomes.

Now, for twenty-five million Limited English Proficient (LEP) Americans, EZ Health is the first ever culturally and linguistically sensitive telemedicine platform that connects patients with doctors who speak their native language, so LEP patients have equal access to quality care.

Where Innovation Happens

While at Columbia, Etizaz took advantage of Columbia’s entrepreneurship resources, like the Columbia Venture Competition’s SIPA Dean’s Challenge Grant, the Columbia-CareOne Healthcare Innovation Challenge, and the Columbia Startup Lab. All made possible by hundreds of small gifts from Columbia alumni like you.

That’s why we like to say that a gift to Columbia Entrepreneurship supports founders across all schools and institutions at Columbia.

Consider making a small gift today. Visit our giving page here or send a note to to make special arrangements.


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