Columbia University – Resources for Inventors and Innovators

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So you’re a student with an idea for a start-up or invention. What do you do next?  The technology transfer office at your university will be one of your most valuable resources. At Columbia University, Tech Ventures helps launch an average of 10-12 start-up companies each year and can provide students and faculty with entrepreneurial resources. They can answer specific questions about your proposed idea or work with you to brainstorm about a potential business model. The Columbia Technology Ventures office ( will help you get started and will connect you to a wide array of resources at Columbia and in New York City. For more information about Tech Ventures at Columbia University, visit

What do you do after that? Get involved in local networking and entrepreneurial events to exchange ideas and potentially meet future investors.

Upcoming entrepreneurial events in New York City and Columbia University:

NYC Department of Defense (DoD) SBIR/STTR funding proposal workshop | Friday, September 9, 2011 | 8:30AM – 3:30PM | Levin Institute, 116 East 55th Street

Riverside chats: Anthony “Tony” Coyle, Pfizer Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of the Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) | Tuesday, September 13, 2011 | 6:00PM – 7:30PM | Location will be provided upon registration

Columbia networking night for entrepreneurs | Thursday, September 15, 2011 | 6:30PM – 8:30PM | Columbia University Club of New York, 15 West 43rd Street, New York City

Patents 101: Everything you always wanted to know about patents | Wednesday, September 21, 2011 | 12:30PM – 1:30PM | Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Uris 333

~ Dmitriy Timerman, Student Ambassador at Columbia University

Tech transfer: Patents, start-ups, and technology licensing at Columbia | Wednesday, September 28, 2011 | 12:00PM – 1:00PM | Columbia University, Medical Center Campus, Russ Berrie Conference Room 2

Intro to technology licensing: New strategies for a changing world | Wednesday, October 12, 2011 | 12:00PM – 1:00PM | Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Uris 307

Patenting biotech: Strategies & tips for protecting your invention | Wednesday, October 26, 2011 | 12:00PM – 1:00PM | Columbia University, Medical Center Campus, Russ Berrie Conference Room 2

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