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Future of Urban Innovation: Jumpstarting & Supporting Campus Entrepreneurship

On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Columbia University and the U.S. Department of Commerce hosted the Future of Urban Innovation: Startups, a full-day event featuring speakers and panels from government, academia, industry, and the VC community. For more session videos, audio files, and transcripts, click here.

Jumpstarting & Supporting Campus Entrepreneurship

  • Tom Maniatis, Co-Founder, Genetics Institute, ProScript Pharma, Acceleron Pharma; Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University
  • Greg Pass, Chief Entrepreneurial Officer, Cornell Tech
  • Vincent Ponzo, Director, Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center, Columbia Business School
  • Frank Rimalovski, Executive Director, NYU Entrepreneurial Institute
  • Sam Sia, Founder, Harlem Biospace, Claros Diagnostics; Vice Dean for Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University

The dynamic energy of a university environment has given rise to many exciting and innovative entrepreneurial ventures. This panel of leaders of campus entrepreneurship explores the many ways universities are supporting entrepreneurship including classroom learning, startup boot camps, university-based incubators and accelerators, connections to early-stage funding sources, and other emerging models for fostering innovation like hackathons and makerspaces.