Columbia IDE

Design and

Our organization helps students learn about innovation, design, and entrepreneurship helping them build a community, form teams, and supporting promising ideas with funding through competitions. We also provide spaces and other resources for prototyping and testing.
Upcoming: March 23, 2023

Columbia Innovation Forum: The Pivot

Please join us for an open forum to learn more about entrepreneurship and network with the Columbia University startup community

2022 – 2023  Academic Year

Fall 2022 dates

Sep 22  |  Innovation Forum: Welcome Back Entrepreneurs
Sep 28  |  Ask Me Anything with Hubbub

Oct 13    |  Ask Me Anything with AvoMD
Oct – Nov  |  Fall 2022 Start Me Up Bootcamp
Oct 20  |  Innovation Forum
Oct 28  |  Fast Pitch 2022 application deadline

Nov 4    |  Panel Discussion on Startups
Nov  16  |  Fast Pitch 2022 competition on campus

Spring 2023 dates

Jan 19  |  Innovation Forum: Immigration and Entrepreneurship

Feb 7  |  Meet Your Match: Speed Dating for Entrepreneurs
Feb 15  |  Entrepreneurship Lunch 
Feb 21  |  CVC Tech Challenge application deadline

Mar 23  |  Innovation Forum: The Pivot

Apr 4    |  Pitch Practice event (tbd)
Apr 12-14 |  CVC Tech Challenge
Apr 21  |  Ignition grant application deadline
Apr 27 – May 12  |  Spring 2023 Start Me Up Bootcamp

Student Spotlight

COI and IP Resources

Two Online Libraries of Commercialization Resources for Faculty & Students

Columbia Grant Clauses Library contains up-to-date clauses relating to entrepreneurship and technology commercialization for use in grant proposal preparation. The library is available here, with UNI logon.

Columbia Commercialization & Entrepreneurial Resources Database is a university-wide resource geared toward providing a comprehensive and searchable list of all entrepreneurially-related activity at Columbia. Available here.


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