Columbia Business School Presents a Host of New Entrepreneurship Opportunities

An annual Startup Week, a rearranged curriculum and fresh networking opportunities are among the new offerings.

Columbia Business School has launched a set of new entrepreneurship offerings, connecting business students to New York City's startup scene.

The first is Startup Week, a new annual event designed to allow students to build relationships with entrepreneurs in the city.

As part of the inaugural week, the Eugene Lang Center for Entrepreneurship announced the winners of some new entrepreneurial research fellowship awards aimed at PhD students. Each academic year, the Lang Center will award up to four students with a fellowship of $5,000.

As well as this, Columbia's entrepreneurship curriculum has recently been rearranged, with new interest areas listed as follows:

  • THINK – a curriculum for any student who would like to adopt an entrepreneurial way of thinking, problem solving and business growth and recognizes the value and importance of entrepreneurial thinking in today’s economy.
  • START – a curriculum for students planning to start their own business during or after business school who are likely to be a founder, a CEO, or hold some type of leadership role in that organization.
  • SCALE – a curriculum for students interested in taking an existing business to the next stage, growing either their own business or a business founded by someone else or perhaps a family business that they will eventually control.
  • INVEST – a curriculum for students looking to understand what is involved in investing in entrepreneurial companies and what it takes to become an angel investor.

Other new entrepreneurship opportunities at the school include a scholars program where students are paired up with NYC businesses currently in accelerator programs, and an annual Fall Venture Fair where students can practices pitching to successful entrepreneurs.

For more information, see the school's website.


Image: New York by Zbyszek Zolkiewski CC BY 2.0 (cropped)

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