Coming Up in Entrepreneurship – October and November 2022

Columbia Venture Competition, Open Studio Hours and more – here’s what’s coming up in entrepreneurship:



COLUMBIA VENTURE COMPETITION (Info sessions can be found under “events”):

Columbia-CareOne Healthcare Innovation Challenge

This Challenge is seeking to mobilize creators and innovators in healthcare delivery, patient empowerment, medical devices, EMR management, and healthcare for an aging America. We’re focused on the “less-regulated” healthcare space (no pharma or class three devices). Examples of eligible categories includE: Healthcare Delivery and Services, Diagnostics, Memory Loss and Cognitive Decline, Social Determinants of Health, Class 1 and 2 Devices, Telemedicine, Medication Management, Wellness, Substance Abuse, Nutrition, Education, Public Health, Policy, Content, and Age-in-Place solutions.

o   Information, eligibility, and timelines CVC Website Here

o   Registration Deadline: Monday, November 7th Midnight – REGISTER TODAY

Undergraduate Challenge

o   Information, eligibility, and timelines CVC Website Here

o   Info Session: Friday, November 4th 11:00 AM

o   Registration Deadline: Sunday, November 27th Midnight – REGISTER TODAY




Fundraising Workshop, Oct 27, 12:00 PM  (VIRTUAL EVENT)
Fundraising in a Challenging Environment with Lauri Moore ’09CC

Money is critical fuel for your company, but asking for investments is not easy. It is, however, a muscle that can be trained and a skill that can be learned.  The current environment makes it even more critical to approach fundraising with a clear intention and process. Join us for a discussion about strategies and stories from fundraising in the current lean fundraising environment. Lauri Moore ’09CC is a partner at Foundation Capital where she invests across the enterprise stack at early stages. REGISTER TODAY


Fast Pitch Competition Deadline to Apply (Oct 28) and the Event (Nov 16): Fast and furious, Fast Pitch is Columbia’s elevator pitch competition. Teams must sell their customers and our judges in 60 seconds or less. Teams are judged on their idea’s market appeal, pitch clarity, and salesmanship. Undergraduate and graduate students from all schools and institutes across Columbia University are eligible to participate. Attendance is free, the experience is priceless. Apply by October 28 to pitch!


Pitch Practice Workshop, Nov 1, 2:00 PM  (VIRTUAL EVENT)
Impressing Venture Competition Judges (And Angels) in 5 Minutes or Less with Chris McGarry, Sr. Dir. Columbia Entrepreneurship. This how-to pitch workshop is for first-time founders and intermediate-level entrepreneurs. Before your startup takes off, someone has to sell something! First, sell your vision! Learn how to tie together the elements of a basic pitch including how to intertwine Customer Problems, with Value Propositions, Market Sizes, and credible Financials into a cohesive and persuasive story — in under five minutes! REGISTER TODAY


Columbia Venture Competition Undergraduate Challenge Info Session, November 4th, 11:00 AM (VIRTUAL EVENT)
Are you an undergraduate student with a startup idea that you want to develop? Join us for an information session on the Columbia Venture Competition Undergraduate Challenge on Nov 4th.  First-time Founders and Experienced Entrepreneurs are Welcome. Learn about what the competition entails, and what you — as a startup founder — can get from it! .  REGISTER TODAY

Columbia Venture Competition Undergraduate Challenge WorkshopUnderstanding Customer Discovery and the Business Model Canvas, Friday, November 11th, 11:00 AM (VIRTUAL EVENT)

The CVC Undergraduate Challenge is focused on product growth and team learnings — how you’ve gained insights from your customers, how you’ve iterated your MVP, and the process of finding a product-market fit. To learn more about the steps to achieve this, join our customer discovery workshop on Nov 11th at 11am ET where we’ll discuss how to talk to potential users, learn about their pain points, and how you can determine if your problem is a meaningful one to solve. REGISTER TODAY

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