Third Thursday

Third Thursday is a recurring open forum networking and info session for the Columbia entrepreneurship community. Join students, faculty, staff, and alumni each month to hear ideas from across campus, meet guest speakers, form teams, and explore career options! 

Past Third Thursdays

 

Thursday, November 19, 2020 SEAS Entrepreneurship will host the virtual Fast Pitch Competition where teams have 60 seconds to sell their business ideas to a panel of judges to win up to $5,000.

Thursday, October 15, 2020 featured YB Choi (SEAS’01), VC at Vulcan Capital, on pitching to an investor. 

Thursday, September 17, 2020 featured  Beverly Leon (BUS’20, CC’14), Founder and CEO of Local Civics, Austin Cohen (BUS’16, CC’11), Founder and CEO of FlexIt, Brett Martin, Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School on pivoting as entrepreneurs in the pandemic. 

Thursday, May 21st, 2020 SEAS Entrepreneurship hosted a virtual end of semester networking event for our venture competition winners, Columbia grads, and the Columbia entrepreneurship community.

Thursday, March 26th, 2020  (canceled) Join us for an Open House at the Columbia Startup Lab and see the space, mingle with prospective applicants and chat with a few CSL founders about their startups and experience in the space.

Thursday, February 20th, 2020 featured Abby LyallTodd BreedenRohan Yelvigi, and Alexandros Biliris. judged a 3-minute pitch practice session for students participating Columbia Venture Competition. 

*Tuesday, January 21, 2020 featured Megan Kludt, Partner at Curran, Berger & Kludt LLP, to discuss immigration and entrepreneurship. Megan is very knowledgeable on visa options for students after graduation, and specializes in complex immigration cases in the areas of business, academia, scientific research, and the arts.

Thursday, November 21st, 2019 SEAS Entrepreneurship hosted the Columbia Fast Pitch Competition where teams have 60 seconds to sell their business ideas to a panel of judges to win up to $5,000.

Thursday, October 17th, 2019 featured Trish Culligan, John Kymissis, and BinIt! to discuss the launch of the India Innovation Challenge as a new track on the Columbia Venture Competition. 

Thursday, September 19th, 2019 featured David Olk, Managing Partner at The Founder Exchange and Co-Founder of ShopKeep, and Apoorv Agarwal, Co-Founder & CEO, Text IQ, to discuss the topic of building a team.