About Us

Entrepreneurship Team

The Columbia Engineering Entrepreneurship Team is in charge of planning and executing events, competitions, grants, and programs across the School of Engineering. In particular, the team manages the Columbia Design Challenge, Third Thursday events, and the Res. Inc. program. 

Samuel Sia
Faculty Director 

Harry West
Faculty Director 

Ivy Schultz
Director of Entrepreneurship Programs

Dario Vasquez
Program Manager

Sebastian Sanchez

McKenna Gillard

Chuqi Zhen

Kimberly Liu

Quinn Cembrinski


Mentors help shape students’ understandings of their own ideas, and guide them on their path of entrepreneurship.  Schedule one-on-one meetings to talk with a mentor. 

Lucas Schuermann

Stephen Davis

Sounding Board

The Entrepreneurial Sounding Board Program offered by SEAS Entrepreneurship is an opportunity for Columbia engineers to schedule one-on-one advisory meetings with industry experts to discuss their own entrepreneurial ideas and challenges. This program allows engineering students to connect with recent alumni for entrepreneurial advice, support, and guidance. Contact us to schedule a one on one meeting.

Mitch Aharon

Ilker Eraslan

James Dunbar

Varun Gulati

Unni Narayanan

Logan Donovan

Angel Say

Sumeet Thadani