Summer 2021 Dates
TBA | 2021 Summer Design Challenges
Topics are being developed as we speak and faculty will be leading 2-3 challenges over the course of the summer. Challenges will launch in June and July, specific dates are still TBD. Please sign up now to stay on our list and let us know your interest! These design challenges will not be for credit, but students may receive a 0 credit course listing on their transcripts. All Columbia students are welcome!
Click below to learn more about our events
Columbia Venture Competition Columbia Venture Competition 2021 1st Place: Colonai ($25,000)
Fast Pitch Columbia Engineering’s campus-wide annual elevator pitch competition. Teams
Ask Me Anything Join us on Zoom to discuss anything
Third Thursday Third Thursday is a recurring open forum networking and
Jan. 21 | Third Thursday: Immigration and Entrepreneurship. Register here.
Jan. 22 | Ask Me Anything: Design Challenge. Register here.
Jan. 29 | Team building with former Astronaut and Prof. Mike Massimino. Register here.
Jan. 29 – Feb. | 72 hour Design Sprint. Register here.
Feb. 4 | CVC Round 1 deadline.
Feb. 18 | Third Thursday
Feb. 19| Microplastics Design Challenge Kick-off
Feb. 26 | Plastics Lifecycle with Carlo Badiola
Mar. 1 – 5 | Spring Break
Apr. 26, 1 – 4 PM | Start Me Up Bootcamp Kickoff Day 1
Apr. 27, 1 – 4 PM | Start Me Up Bootcamp Kickoff Day 2
May 5, 1 – 3 PM | Start Me Up Bootcamp Online Class
May 12, 12 – 1 PM | Third Thursday
May 12, 1 – 4 PM | Start Me Up Bootcamp Finale
Sep. 8 | Entrepreneurship Opportunities at Columbia University
Sep. 11 | Summer Design Challenge Grand Finale
Sep. 17 | Third Thursday: The Pandemic, Pivots and Entrepreneurs
Oct. 7 | Ask Me Anything with Boyan Penkov (Columbia PhD Electrical Engineering)
Oct. 14 | Ask Me Anything – open office hours with Columbia Engineering
Oct. 15 | Third Thursday: The Pitch featuring YB Choi (SEAS’01)
Oct. 15 – Oct. 29 | Start Me Up Bootcamp
Oct. 28 | Ask Me Anything – open office hours with Columbia Engineering
Nov. 11 | Ask Me Anything with Abby Lyall (VP, Big Idea Ventures)
Nov. 19 | Fast Pitch 2020
Dec. 8 | Urban Works India Kickoff with Faculty Lead Mike Massimino
Dec. 10 | Third Thursday: LinkedIn Learning