About Us

Daniella Raposo

Daniella Raposo is the Director of the Columbia Startup Lab, creating all programming, events, educational resources, community building activities and day-to-day operations of the Lab. She is the bridge that connects the Columbia Startup Lab to Columbia University, fostering Columbia’s longstanding spirit of collaboration and entrepreneurship.

Daniella also works as Program Lead for Columbia Entrepreneurship’s Design Studio, assisting in the expansion of Design for Social Innovation (DFSI), a design course at Columbia University, liaising with several corporate partners, running general course operations, community building initiatives, in addition to coordinating instruction and curriculum development. She supports community development at the Design Studio by developing, coordinating, and communicating Design Studio events across the university.

Prior to joining Columbia Entrepreneurship, Daniella held a variety of different managerial roles, executing community-building strategies in both the nonprofit and education sectors. Daniella is pursuing a Masters of Public Administration at Columbia’s School of International Public Affairs and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ithaca College.