The Residential Incorporated (Res. Inc.) program at Columbia University is a platform for undergraduate students interested in entrepreneurship to build and launch companies. Each year, a group of students are competitively selected to form teams and pursue the launch of a new business with the support of Columbia faculty and industry professionals.
As part of the Living and Learning Center, Res. Inc. students interested in an entrepreneurship lifestyle live and work together in a community focused on the cultivation of innovative ideas. This cross-disciplinary community fosters creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship by drawing on the diverse skills and strengths of both Upperclassmen and First-Year CC and SEAS student. No business development experience is required, just an enterprising outlook and a passion for bringing business ideas to reality.
The Res. Inc. curriculum provides students with access to faculty and professionals in their field of interest. Curriculum highlights include:
- A weekly seminar series led by various professionals within the Columbia network centered around Lean Launchpad approaches.
- Site visits to startups around New York City.
- Networking events with alumni entrepreneurs.
- Gatherings and dinners hosted by the LLC Faculty-in-Residence.
Res. Inc. 2019-2020 Program Outing
On Sunday, September 8th, Res Inc students and the Engineering Entrepreneurship team headed to the Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure and Zipline together for a day of fun and bonding. First, stopping by Rainbow Diner in the Bronx, the first-year students ate breakfast together with their upperclassmen mentors and the SEAS entrepreneurship team. The Res Inc students come from a variety of different backgrounds and degrees, ranging from Computer Science and Operations Research to Statistics and Mechanical Engineering. Columbia University’s office of Residential Life offers the Res Inc program to give like-minded students a chance to live in a hands-on, collaborative, and multidisciplinary environment dedicated to entrepreneurship.
Afterwards, students navigated the ropes course and ziplines, with students traversing in various courses from beginner to professional difficulties. “It was great to finally meet the new group of Res Inc. students and get to know them while struggling to keep balance at over 50 feet in the air,” said engineering entrepreneurship assistant Sebastian Sanchez.
Res Inc. Members 2019-2020
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