You’ve worked hard all day. You’re tired and have missed the Union Square Green Market. You want to eat healthy but you walk into your local deli or grocery store and once again, some bland take out will do the trick for another night. But what if you knew that waiting for you at home was a bundle of organic groceries from the City’s green markets or local farms? That is what Urbavour does. A startup that gets city dwellers to eat healthy.
To capitalize on New York City’s booming startup activity, Columbia Business School opened
ColumbiaBusinessLab, a co-working space for entrepreneurs and recent alumni, in the summer of 2012. The Lab provides 21 newly-minted MBAs free access to prime Manhattan office space for one year as they build their businesses.
Housed in a bright, refurbished office in a Manhattan Mini Storage building in Soho, the facility is provided by WorkSpace Offices at Edison Properties, managed by The Lang Entrepreneurship Center and funded by Columbia Business School. The perks are more than just free rent, but access to a community rich in resources, networks and skills. Many of the entrepreneurs we spoke to praised the invaluable insight of their colleagues just an arms-length away, whether legal, tech or marketing questions, there always seems to be someone on premises ready to help. The current pilot class started in June 2012. In one year, another graduating class will be chosen through a rigorous selection process. Check out the videos and stay tuned for more video updates for the ColumbiaBusinessLab‘s “Year in the Life of an Entrepreneur” video project.
We were on hand when Glenn Hubbard, Dean, Columbia Business School, toured the Lab and met with the newest crop of entrepreneurial talent.
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We also spoke with a few more entrepreneurs that are changing the New York City startup landscape. Check out the videos on Kajal Sanghrajka’s eBk Eyewear, Coleman Skeeter’s Urbavour, and Omar Haroun’s Sportaneous on our blog to learn from their ideas, strategies and challenges as they start their new ventures.
Members from the Columbia Business School community on how the school explores business opportunities in India, and develops the next generation of that India’s business leaders.
The Shanghai Restoration Project had the sold-out audience at New York’s Asia Society shouting for more after their curtain call. But it was only day two of the Chindia Dialogues, a four-day festival of Chinese and Indian writers, thinkers, artists and performers coming together for the Asian Arts + Ideas Forum, and the staff needed to pace itself. As the lights went up, the audience buzzed with appreciation, having watched stunning statuesque Shanghai singer, Zhang Le, and New York Hip Hop artist, Jamahl Richardson, riff on traditional Chinese melodies spiced with New York Hip Hop. The dazzling videos were equally stunning.
After working for one-school year as a part-time teacher for seven, wildly smart and creative middle school kids, Apple hosted a screening of our 30-minute documentary to parents, friends and the public on Wednesday.
Tiffany and Nathanial have been living on the streets of New York City for years. On this day they announce their engagement at the Marsha P. Johnson Center, a homeless shelter for kids in Harlem.
Over 300 hackers vie for the chance to pitch their great idea in front of 1000 VC/tech industry insiders. Add to the mix a 20-hour time limit and you get a recipe for creative madness.
More than 40 groups of hackers spent 20 hours working their tails off to come up with next “big” idea. Each of the groups were given 90 seconds to pitch before a panel of industry experts. Three winners were chosen: Toronto-based Twitter Demographics, Future Mario and Worst Phone Ever.
Ishmael Beah talks to New York City high school kids about his memoir, A Long Way Gone, about his experience as a child soldier in Sierra Leone.