Advisory Board

Comprised of entrepreneurs with a wide variety of professional backgrounds, the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board (EAB) consults with the Dean of Columbia Engineering and her staff on all matters related to the Entrepreneurship Programs. Specifically the EAB is tasked with recruiting membership, engaging with young entrepreneurs, and identifying and recruiting individuals and organizations that can provide funding or student internships.

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Michael Bykhovsky

Founder, Applied Financial Technology

Steven Chulik

Private Investor

Adnan Durrani

CEO, American Halal/Saffron Road Foods; President, Condor Ventures, Inc.

Drew Gilbert

Portfolio Manager and Managing Partner, Vermillion Asset Management

Peter Hsing

Co-founder, Merus Capital

John Koger

Technology Investor

James Li

Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Company (retired)

Horace Meng

President, Tovide, Inc.

Curtis Mo

Partner, DLA Piper

Jim Pastoriza

Managing Partner, Telecommunications Development Fund

Alessandro Piol

President, Partner, and Co-founder, Vedanta Capital

Prashant Puri

CEO & Co-Founder, AdLift

Jim Reda

Founder and Managing Dir., James F. Reda & Assoc.

Imran Shah

Co-founder, IBB Consulting Group

Nikos Theodosopoulos

Founder of NT Advisors LLC

Jessica Tsoong

Co-founder of


Frank A. Y. Wang

President & Founder, Athena Capital Management
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