Columbia Business School Establishes New Soho Work Space for Entrepreneurial Grads
Recent Columbia Business School (CBS) graduates pursuing entrepreneurial ventures will now have the opportunity to work out of new office space in Soho where they will have access to school resources, faculty advisors and more, the school announced last month.
CBS’s Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center announced the launch of Columbia Business Lab, a new co-working space and entrepreneurship program, on July 17th. Members of the Dean’s Advisory Group developed the idea for the lab.
“Columbia Business Lab arose from a desire to keep a strong entrepreneurial community in place and provide continued support and resources to students post graduation,” Kajal Sanghrajka ’12, Columbia Business Lab co-president, said in a statement. “We had a very talented group of committed entrepreneurs in our class and felt that the co-working space was a critical component to the continued success of our ventures.”
Select just-graduated entrepreneurs who take part will benefit not only from the co-working space, which will be funded by the school, but also from continued school resources, faculty advising, programming and events. The new program currently houses 21 ventures, with 29 entrepreneurs in total. The co-working space is governed by a leadership board of Columbia Business Lab entrepreneurs, and the Lang Center provides management oversight.
The greater Columbia and New York City entrepreneurial communities also stand to benefit: The Lang Center and Columbia Business Lab team will jointly host training sessions and networking events open to this wider audience. The formal programming, admissions procedures and resources available to lab members will be shaped over the coming year by the Lab leadership, in partnership with the Lang Center.
Learn more about the new Columbia Business Lab.
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