Columbia Technology Founders Track (CTech)

Applications for the 2021 – 2022 Cohort are now open!

Founded by Dr. Song Li, PhD ’92, CTech gives technical Columbia MBA and graduate Engineering students the tools to become world-class entrepreneurs by providing them with curriculum, mentorship, and networking opportunities, guiding the launch and growth of Columbia-founded and venture-scale technology startups.

CTech is a selective, cross-disciplinary program open to Engineering graduate students and rising second-year MBA students with technical backgrounds who are dedicated to launching and growing a venture-scale technology startup while at Columbia.

“I enrolled for the course with a lot of enthusiasm and excitement and it didn’t drop one bit throughout…the guest speakers, your recommendations, the design studio activity, and the concluding activities.”  Krishnakumar Muthukrishnan, M.S. in Management Science and Engineering

Group photo of CTech Innovators 2019 Cohort

The Columbia Technology Founder’s Track (CTech) 2019-2020 cohort.


CTech represents a university-wide collaboration between the Business School’s Eugene Lang Center for Entrepreneurship, the Engineering School’s IEOR Department, and Columbia Entrepreneurship.