Third Thursday is a recurring open forum networking and info session for the Columbia University entrepreneurship community. It provides students, faculty, staff, and alumni the opportunity to hear ideas from across campus, form teams, and explore career options. You'll hear from Columbia alumni and other experts on their experiences working in the field, how they’ve applied their Columbia experience in their careers, and more.
Thursday, January 26 (technically Fourth Thursday instead of Third Thursday due to the late start of the semester) will feature Megan Kludt, an attorney at Curran & Berger, LLP, a boutique law firm specializing in all areas of immigration, including business, achievement, investment, family, and humanitarian bases for immgration status.
Megan is very knowledgable on visa options for students after graduation, and specializes in complex immigration cases in the areas of business, academia, scientific research, and the arts. Additionally, she was selected by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) to provide emergency legal aid to children at the US/Mexico border and was honored as one of AILA New England's Pro Bono Champions in 2016.
Megan holds a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, a Master of International Relations from Boston University, and a JD with an international concentration from Boston University School of Law.
At this month's Third Thursday event, Megan will discuss
Food & Drink will be served! Catering will be provided by Eat Offbeat, a CU startup that delivers authentic and home-style ethnic meals that are conceived, prepared and delivered by refugees resettled in NYC.
Have an announcement or idea to pitch to the group? Contact Ivy Schultz (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance and come prepared to pitch it!
Past Third Thursdays
Thursday, October 20 featured Sean Kelly, CEO of SnackNation, an Inc. 500 ranked company that delivers healthy snacks to offices across America. Sean is also the Founder of AwesomeOffice.org, an association dedicated to helping companies maximize employee engagement, productivity and wellbeing. Sean talked about product-market fit and the multiple pivots he took with his company. Food and drink were be served!
Thursday, September 15 featured Georg Petschnigg ‘00, CEO & Founder at FiftyThree (Formerly Microsoft) and the theme of Ideation and Team Building. During the Networking session, we met the Yank Technologies team and their product, the Motherbox. This alumni team currently works out of the Columbia Startup Lab and will be doing a live demo. Food and drinks were be served!