Friday, April 14, 2017 - 9:30am to 5:30pm
Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 Roone Arledge Auditorium
Columbia College Alumni Association
April 13th and 14st Lerner Hall #StartupColumbia is the Universitys two-day event that brings together our Startup Community in celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship. April 13th is Day One and the culmination of the $250,000 Columbia Venture Competition. 130 alumni judges from Brooklyn to Beijing will help us narrow down a field of more than 150 Columbia startups to just 30 finalists. The winners will be announced on April 14th Day Two of the Festival. Well feature Columbia-founded startups, panels discussing the latest trends in technology and a wildly famous closing keynote speaker. Will.i.am is the closing keynote, Will is the founder of i.am.angel Foundation, ill.i Optics, consumer electronics brands dial and button and he is a co-founder of the music group Black Eyed Peas
April 14th, 2017 Check-in begins at 9am and the Festival kicks off at 10:00am! Thursday, April 13th is Day One and the culmination of the $250,000 Columbia Venture Competition (tickets not required). More than 130 alumni judges from Brooklyn to Beijing have helped us narrow down a field of 200+ Columbia-founded startups to just 30 finalists. The winners will be announced live at the Festival. Friday, April 14th is Day Two when the festivities move to Roone Arledge Auditorium (Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway) from 10:00am to 4:30pm for the Festival conference, featuring an exciting array of speakers and discussions. Panels and Keynotes Women in Entrepreneurship: Investment and Opportunity - with Deborah Jackson 80BUS and Hayley Barna, co-Founder of Birchbox Facts, Alternative Facts, and Innovations in the Media in Response to the Post-Truth Era- with Jacob Weisberg, Chairman of Slate Group Climate Change: Fact, Fiction, Innovations and Solutions" - With Jeffrey Sachs, Director of Columbias Earth Institute Fostering Innovation in the NYC Life Science Ecosystem - Columbia Professor Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic National Academies of Engineering, Medicine & Inventors Columbia Founders Fare" - With more than 20 Columbia-founded food startups feeding our attendees.