(IE)@COLUMBIA - Columbia Business School

A no-cost program for building commercial
enterprises around entrepreneurial ideas
and intellectual property
About the Program
Innovation and Entrepreneurship @ Columbia provides a
platform to explore and develop entrepreneurial ideas by
leveraging the cross-functional capabilities, knowledge,
and intellectual capacity of the University at large.
• Participation is FREE
• 12 teams of 3-5 people will be selected
• Sessions feature leading business school
•Format: lecture, discussion & workshop
• Pitch your venture at the final DEMO DAY
Who Can Apply?
• Anyone who is employed by Columbia University
• Anyone who is a student of Columbia University
– Alumni may only apply as members of teams, not as
project leaders.
• Preference will be given to well-balanced teams of
three to five people with a compelling idea for a
high-potential venture.
Application Process
• Apply online at
by November
• Teams selected in early-December to
• Finalist interviews will be held to
provide guidance to participants on
issues of equity, intellectual property,
and pre-course preparation
BEFORE YOU APPLY: We suggest you have a complete team (3-5 people)
who can take the project from idea to launch in the program.
Need Team Members?
Benefits and Give Back
• Final event: Presentation to angel investors,
venture capitalists for possible funding.
• The goal is to make [email protected] a selfsustaining, evergreen program.
Entrepreneur in Residence Program
Barbara Roberts
Asha Saxena
Derek Lee ‘08
Wim Sweldons Dr. Laurence Blumberg '94
Future Technologies, Inc LG Fairmont Group
Syntimmune, Inc.
Sweldons Innovations
Austin Okere
Computer Warehouse Group
Jim Moore '95
J. Moore Partners
Kevin Quinn '91
Genki Advisory
Clifford Schorer
Columbia Business School
Important Dates
Team-Building Has Begun
Columbia University community members are invited to build/join a team through
the [email protected] website.
Application Deadline
Applications are due on November 18, 2014.
Finalists will be notified by November 24, 2014.
Presentation to Admissions Committee
On Tuesday, December 2, 6 to 9 PM, 24 selected teams will make 20-minute
presentations (including a 10-minute Q&A) to the admissions committee
comprised of faculty members and outside experts. Approximately 12 teams will
be admitted to the program.
Finalist Interviews
December 9 & 10
Acceptance Notification
December 15
Program Dates
Every Friday from January 23 to April 24, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Final Presentation to Investors
May 5, 2015, 6 to 9 PM at Morgan Stanley
Who is Involved?
A no-cost program for building commercial
enterprises around entrepreneurial ideas
and intellectual property

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