Startup Resources


Entrepreneurship @ Columbia.
Columbia Entrepreneurship is a new organization that resides in the President’s Office with close partnership from the University Office of Alumni Relations and Development. The mission is simple: to help Columbia’s students, faculty and alumni launch Columbia-born ventures.

Application Development Initiative (ADI)
The Application Development Initiative seeks to nurture student creativity and technological aptitude by creating a community and resources for student developers of all talents and interests.

Barnard-Columbia Design For America (DFA)
Barnard/Columbia Design for America (DFA) is part of a national network of passionate young thinkers and activists revolutionizing the way college students engage with and improve the world around us.

Columbia Startup Lab (CSL)
The Columbia Startup Lab is co-working facility located at WeWork Soho West that provides subsidized space for 71 Columbia alumni entrepreneurs to house and nurture their fledgling ventures. With over 40 startups from all over the Columbia campus, the Lab is the result of a unique partnership between the deans of Columbia College and the Schools of Business, Engineering, Law, and International and Public Affairs. While entry into the Lab is restricted to the schools listed above, the many of the workshops and events are open to the whole Columbia community.

Columbia Data Science Society (CDSS)
The Columbia Data Science Society (CDSS) is an interdisciplinary society that promotes data science across Columbia University and the New York City community. Our goal is to understand how to use and manage data to solve complex problems.

Columbia Engineering Entrepreneurship
Columbia Engineering promotes engineering innovation and engaged entrepreneurship. Our entrepreneurship programs provide education and support for Columbia Engineering students and faculty, socially-engaged entrepreneurs, and members of the Harlem community.

Columbia Engineering Graduate Student Council (EGSC)
A site that gives information about the activities of the official graduate student body of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Columbia Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) & Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs (CORE)
CEO brings students together with some of the most successful entrepreneurs and innovators. Through lectures, panel discussions, interactive workshops we help students gain unique insight and connections to the world of venturing.

Columbia Venture Community (CVC) & Columbia Venture Community Meetup
Columbia Venture Community (CVC) is a private community for Columbia students, alumni and employees interested in all aspects entrepreneurship. The group welcomes members from any school, sector or industry function (e.g. entrepreneur, VC, lawyer).

The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center, Columbia Business School
The mission of the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center is to instill entrepreneurial thinking in all Columbia Business School students and to create a community of business practitioners with a lifelong commitment to achieving social and economic progress through entrepreneurship.

Founded in 1999, InSITE is a two-year Fellowship program comprised of 150 top graduate students in business, law, engineering, computer science, design and PhD and post doctorate programs in natural sciences and medicine from top Universities who are interested in entrepreneurship, technology and venture finance.

NYC Next Idea
New York City is where innovative ideas come to life. This exciting annual competition—now in its fifth year—invites you to develop business plans that can be launched in NYC.

New York City Regional Innovation Node (NYCRIN)
The New York City Regional Innovation Node (NYCRIN) is a network of 25 leading universities in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania area. NYCRIN unites, empowers and makes sustainable the unique innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in NYC and surrounding region.


AlleyWatch is the destination for startup news; opinions and reviews; investment and product information; events experienced, seen, heard and overheard here in New York.

A site that lists tech, media, and start-up events.

Google for Entrepreneurs
Allows prospective entrepreneurs to find local programs and online resources to assist in the launching of their business.

I-Corps is a National Science Foundation initiative to assess the readiness of emerging technology concepts for transitioning into valuable new products through a public-private partnership. 

NY Tech Meetup
NY Tech Meetup is a 33,000 member non-profit organization that supports the growing NY technology community.

NYC Acre
ACRE is a critical AXIS for innovators to connect and develop new technologies essential to meet both city and state energy and environmental goals, as well as the demands of climate change adaptation and mitigation.

NYC Media Lab
Launched by the City (NYCEDC), NYU-Poly, and Columbia University, NYC Media Lab is a public-private partnership encompassing all the universities of NYC. The Lab tackles the big questions facing the media industry today, with the goal of generating research, knowledge transfer, talent development, R&D, and new business models.

NYC MedTech
NYC Medtech is a professional platform that assists many different collaborators in the life science, biotech, device and pharma industries have successful outcomes.

NYC EDC Applied Sciences
Site that lists applied sciences projects taking place at multiple universities and organizations in the NYC area.

NYC Venture Connection
The New York City Venture Connection was formed in early 2007. We are keenly focused on supporting continuing education of our membership base, facilitating deal sharing & syndication, supporting portfolio company business development, providing exposure to unique industry research, and enabling the free exchange of ideas & discussions.

Startup Digest (NYC)
A calendar that lists upcoming start-up events.

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