University Announces 63 Winners of First-Ever Columbia Startup Lab Contest

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. Chosen from more than 200 submissions by recently graduated alumni, these entrepreneurs will occupy the completely renovated 5,100 square foot ground-floor space at the WeWork Soho West location on Varick Street, in the heart of NYC’s Silicon Alley. The winners’ business models include fashion, food, technology, ecommerce and social entrepreneurship.

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First Exhibition of Frank Lloyd Wright Archive Opens

In the 18 months since Columbia’s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library and the Museum of Modern Art jointly acquired the archives from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation for their permanent collections, Avery has gained enough insight into the works to help mount the first exhibition, Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal.

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Alumni Duo Tom Kitt (CC’96) and Brian Yorkey (CC’93) Graduate from Varsity Show to Broadway Success

The creative partnership of Tom Kitt ’96 (music) and Brian Yorkey ’93 (book and lyrics) won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for their first Broadway collaboration, Next to Normal, which was also nominated for 11 Tony Awards and won three. More

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