Undergraduate Students

Resources for Undergraduate Students


Fast Pitch

60 seconds to pitch your business idea

Design Challenge

Teams design a technology-driven solution

Ignition Grants

Funding for the initial stages of early venture

Columbia Venture Competition

Prize money for early-stage ventures

Blavatnik STAR

SEAS Translational Acceleration Research funding

Translational Fellows Program

Supports postdocs to explore commercializing their technology

Research Initiatives in Science and Engineering

Seed funding for Columbia faculty research


Columbia Makerspace

A collaborative work space on campus with tools and equipment for Columbia's community

Columbia Startup Lab

Home to more than 250 Columbia-founded startups and over 350 members


Biomedical Technology accelerator for faculty startups

Design Studio

Learn about design-based thinking for your product



Explore the commercialization potential of your product/idea

Lab to Market Bootcamp

Commercialize your biomedical innovation

Res Inc

Students live and work together in a entrepreneurship community


Columbia Innovation Forum

Recurring open forum networking meeting for the entrepreneurship community

Sounding Board

Connect with the Sounding Board

Other Resources

Amazon Web Services

Web services, cloud computing, and other resources

Conflict of Interest

Review the Office of Research and Compliance Training COI policy


Entrepreneurship courses available on campus

Minor in Entrepreneurship

IEOR Department Minor in Entrepreneurship