Columbia is heading downtown to help entrepreneurial alumni pursue their dreams—from aiding disaster survivors through online collaboration to improving emergency room care and bringing yoga to the workplace.
In June, Columbia launched Startup Lab—a collaborative space in the heart of SoHo’s Silicon Alley. More than 150 recent alumni competed for the 71 desks in the Startup Lab–a program of Columbia Entrepreneurship that offers subsidized rent, networking opportunities with founders, technologists, designers and venture capitalists, as well as classes in related subjects such as start-up law. As noted in a recent Wall Street Journal article on the lab, it is also fully integrated into the WeWork SoHo West community, which facilitates networking through events, meet-ups and personal introductions.
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