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The Columbia Startup Lab (CSL) Soho opened in June of 2014 and is a landmark of Columbia University’s longstanding spirit of innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship. Now, each June, CSL welcomes a new cohort of alumni entrepreneurs through its doors for a year of community and programming.
69 Charlton Street 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 $100M 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.”
This year, we have 59 startups founded by 71 alumni entrepreneurs who hail from 8 of Columbia’s undergraduate and graduate schools, including Barnard and Teachers College.