Innovation Grants

Innovation Grants, sponsored by Columbia Entrepreneurship, aim to incentivize and support the creation of novel products and unique business models.  The grants are open to current students from across the current undergraduate Columbia University student body, with at least ONE founder being an undergraduate Columbia College or General Studies student.

Prize grants of $5,000 to $15,000 are awarded to teams with the most innovative product or business model.  Awards will be granted to teams that the judges believe will benefit the most from mentorship and seed funding.  The expectation is that the program will help bridge the gap between innovation and market viability; great innovations in need of a little help. As such, teams who have not necessary succeeded in the Columbia Venture Competition, may do well in this program.

Closing The Gap Between Innovation and Market Viability
We welcome applications from teams at any stage of growth, including the ideation phase.  The grants will reward innovators that we feel will benefit greatly from both funding and mentorship. Judges will be members of Columbia’s worldwide alumni community and will represent diverse backgrounds and wide-ranging expertise.

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