Entrepreneurship

“When faculty and graduate students come up with new scientific inventions... it’s our role to work with them and help bring those inventions into the market,” said Orin Herskowitz, CTV’s executive director.
Sara Sakowitz in her Columbia baby blue graduation robe in front of a rusty green statue
Within months of starting her freshman year in 2014, Sara Sakowitz started her first business, Blue Moon Box, a monthly science kit subscription service.
Kaaryn Nailor Simmons

Photo by John Pinderhughes

Kaaryn Nailor Simmons works to promote economic development, empowerment and job-creation in the Harlem community

The Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center hosted a Harlem Buyer Fair to connect local food, body care and gift vendors with buyers from Whole Foods, FreshDirect, Columbia Dining and more.

Steve Blank speaking at a conference on startups

Photo by Alison Elliott

Tech entrepreneur and author Steve Blank puts “founders who go too far” into the context of the last several decades of entrepreneurship.
The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School provides seed grants to Columbia-affiliated social and environmental organizations.
Dana Kanze and Mark Conley

From left to right: Dana Kanze and Mark Conley. Photo by Eileen Barroso

When Dana Kanze and her business partner were pitching their startup for funding in 2009, they took turns talking to venture capitalists. Then and in ongoing conversations with prospective investors, Kanze noticed that questions addressed to her differed from those addressed to him.

Matthew Jones (left) and Chris Wiggins. Photo by John Pinderhughes

Matthew Jones (left) and Chris Wiggins. Photo by John Pinderhughes

The seminar in Fayerweather Hall required a new four-letter code in the directory of classes—HSAM—because it combines disciplines that are rarely taught in tandem, history and applied mathematics.

HYPOTHEkids, a K-12 education initiative of Harlem Biospace in partnership with Columbia Engineering and Teachers College, introduces students to science, technolo

HYPOTHEkids, a K-12 education initiative of Harlem Biospace in partnership with Columbia Engineering and Teachers College, introduces students to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by having them design, prototype and test a biomedical device.

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