Entrepreneurship

Team Kinnos Columbia Venture Competition

Founders of Kinnos Inc., winners of the Columbia Venture Competition, from left to right: Kevin Tyan, Jason Kang, Katherine Jin. Photo Courtesy of Katherine Jin

The Fire Department of New York’s emergency vehicles have a new, potentially life-saving tool on board: a powdered additive for bleach solutions that protects first responders in the field by telling them whether disinfectants are working against infectious disease.

To officially open the doors of the Columbia Startup Lab, Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger and the deans of Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia Business School, and the School of International and Public Affairs were joined by City Comptroller Scott M.

Columbia announced today the 31 teams that have been selected to join the Columbia Startup Lab, one of a growing number of university initiatives engaged with New York City’s burgeoning startup sector and dedicated to fostering entrepreneurial talent.

Investor at Neu Venture Capital and IEOR Adjunct Assistant Professor Jerry Neumann BS’88, MS’90, seen here teaching a class in entrepreneurship, is on the teaching team for I-Corps NYCRIN. —Photos by Jeff Ballinger

After a comprehensive review of the nation’s top universities and research institutions, the National Science Foundation has awarded $3.74 million to Columbia University, City University of New York, and New York University for a three-year research-to-startup initiative.

Res. Inc. students work and live together.

Someday, Columbia’s engineering graduates may fondly recall launching their successful startup company while huddled around a whiteboard in their dormitory suite.

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