Applications for the 2021-2022 Cohort of the Columbia Startup Lab are now closed.
If you wish to be on our waitlist in the case that spots open up through the year, submit an application here.
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The Columbia Startup Lab (CSL) opened in June of 2014 and is a landmark of Columbia University’s longstanding spirit of innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship. Meet the latest cohort below!
175 Varick has been home to the Columbia Startup Lab since it launched in 2014, and headquarters to over 329 startups and 448 Columbia alumni entrepreneurs that have raised over $94.1M in funding and $115M in acquisitions. In 2021, Tishman Speyer took over the space and reopened it as its proprietary Studio flex space. Now, at Studio, the Lab and its 71 entrepreneurs are kicking off another year of launching, mentoring, and growing in its sophisticated space with access to Tishman Speyer’s amenities and workspace experience platform ZO.
“As an alum of Columbia College, Rob Speyer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tishman Speyer, has always been a supportive friend of the University,” said Richard Witten, Founder of Columbia Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Design, and Special Advisor to Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger. “Now, we’re thrilled to be able to expand that collaboration and to work with a fellow Lion to take the Columbia Startup Lab into the future.”
Rob Speyer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tishman Speyer said: “The Columbia Startup Lab has produced exceptional results and inspired countless entrepreneurs. We are excited to provide a home for this new cohort at Studio, which we have designed for bold creators and innovators.”
“The Columbia Startup Lab is a hub of innovation, home to some of Columbia’s brightest and boldest entrepreneurs. Working with Studio by Tishman Speyer, with its professional services, positive culture, and premium facilities, will help us and our entrepreneurs elevate our game,” said Lab Director Daniella Raposo.