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.
Coming Up: Big Mistakes Founders Make and Fundraising on May 12

Join Columbia Engineering to learn about fundraising and legal considerations for startups with Joshua L. Eisenson, Partner, Goodwin Law. This event is open to all schools and students campus-wide. Explore the basics with experts from the investment community and law field to understand fundraising, the recent trends, and approaching investors.

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 11    |  Elevator Pitch and Startup Networking
Apr 12  |  CVC Technology Challenge Finalé
Apr 18  |  Craft Your Best Elevator Pitch
Apr 28   |  Ignition grant application deadline
Apr 26 – May 12  |  Spring 2023 Start Me Up Bootcamp
May 12  |  Big Mistakes Founders Make

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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