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Campus Centers & Groups
Columbia has innovation hubs across the University and dedicated teams at each school! Get to know the resources that can help you on your entrepreneurship journey.
Columbia Startup Lab Morningside
CSL Morningside offers facilities for undergraduate and graduate Columbia, TC, and Barnard students to learn about entrepreneurship, work on a venture, and meet other students interested in entrepreneurship. There are workshops, student mixers, and events for the community, as well as mentorship and open working space for those working on specific entrepreneurial projects.
CSL Morningside also helps students navigate the many other resources available to them on campus (listed below).
A part of Columbia Startup Lab Morningside. Using a set of methodologies, called “human-centered design”, the Design Studio teaches students, alumni, and faculty an agile approach to gaining critical customer insights and integrating them into their products, services, and businesses.
The Design Studio encourage innovators to delve into the needs of market segments, frame customer problems, rapidly generate prototypes, and build viable solutions.
Columbia Startup Lab
The Columbia Startup Lab in Soho is Columbia’s alumni entrepreneur coworking space, has been headquarters to over 329 startups and 448 Columbia alumni entrepreneurs that have raised over $94.1M in funding and $115M in acquisitions since it launched in 2014.
The Makerspace is a Columbia University run workshop that provides a wide variety of tools such as laser cutters and 3D printers for students, artists, makers, creatives, programmers, scientists, and engineers to use, and provide a space in which they can work, share ideas, and collaborate. It is open to all current undergraduates, master’s students, university sponsored researchers, PhD candidates, university faculty, and university staff.
Entrepreneurship Resources at Columbia Libraries
Welcome to the Columbia University Libraries research guide on entrepreneurship.
Student Clubs - Undergraduate and Graduate
A growing list of clubs at Columbia that are dedicated to entrepreneurship, venture capital, innovation, and related topics.
Columbia Engineering Entrepreneurship
Columbia Engineering’s dedicated resource.
Res Inc. - Columbia College & Columbia Engineering
Res. Inc. is a singular living and learning opportunity open to students who are interested in living alongside like-minded entrepreneurs in a hands-on, ideas-rich environment. Housed in the Living Learning Center (LLC) on the 8th floor of Wallach Hall, this cross-disciplinary community fosters creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship by drawing on the diverse skills and strengths of both upperclass and first-year Columbia College and Columbia Engineering student.
Athena Entrepreneurs - Barnard
Barnard’s dedicated resource for entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurship at the Data Science Institute
Encouraging entrepreneurship and developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem for the Institute’s faculty and staff who are interested in starting companies is an important component of DSI’s mission and has emerged as a central educational theme within Columbia Engineering.
The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center - CBS
Columbia Business School’s Eugene M. Lang Entrepreneurship Center [The Lang Center] powers entrepreneurship, venture capital, and innovation at Columbia Business School and in the global entrepreneurial community.
Tamer Center for Social Enterprise - CBS
The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School educates leaders to use business knowledge, entrepreneurial skills, and management tools to address social and environmental challenges.
Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic - Columbia Law
Representing the start-ups of low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs and fledgling businesses, Columbia Law students develop substantive knowledge and transactional lawyering skills by serving as pro bono counsel.
Entrepreneurship & Policy @ SIPA
Engaging scholars, entrepreneurs, and technology, Entrepreneurship & Policy @ SIPA explores avenues to shape policy in the public and private sector.
The Brown Institute - Columbia Journalism
Established in 2012, the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute is a collaboration between Columbia University and Stanford University, designed to encourage and support new endeavors in media innovation.
MetaProp Accelerator and GSAPP Incubator - GSAPP
The MetaProp Accelerator at Columbia is a 22-week program focused on driving business growth and accelerated market penetration.
As a platform for entrepreneurship and expanded modes of practice, the Incubator Prize supports projects led by GSAPP alumni that bridge critical discourse with active practice and engagement.
Columbia Healthcare Ventures - Mailman School of Public Health
The Columbia Healthcare Ventures (CHV) aims to empower the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders. It strives to inspire future leaders through collaboration with experts and pioneers to create innovative and sustainable solutions that will address pressing challenges in the healthcare landscape.
Startup Sector Jobs - Center for Career Education
Startups present an attractive opportunity to build skills and cultivate networks. The Center for Career Education can help you get involved.
Columbia's Center for Spatial Research
The Center for Spatial Research was established in 2015 as a hub for urban research that links design, architecture, urbanism, the humanities and data science.
Columbia Technology Ventures
If you’re faculty and/or work at a Columbia research lab, check out Columbia Technology Ventures: CTV’s core mission is to facilitate the transfer of inventions from academic research labs to the market for the benefit of society on a local, national, and global basis.
Columbia Lab-to-Market (L2M) Accelerator Network
A cross-discipline support system providing tactical and strategic guidance to the Columbia-affiliated accelerators in therapeutics, biomedical technology, clean energy, media, advanced materials, big data, cybersecurity, and more. The network includes: