Columbia Design Challenge Resources

There are a number of resources available to support student teams throughout the design challenge. Students may request additional resources, such as lab access, faculty mentors, or modest funding. Such requests must be submitted on Friday October 27, 2017 at 3pm.

Columbia MakerSpace
The Columbia MakerSpace is a place for all Columbia affiliated faculty, staff, post-docs, and students to develop their ideas into tangible items. It is located on the 12th floor of Mudd, right next to the elevators. Feel free to use it as a resource for projects, hobbies, building prototypes, or just trying something new.

Design Studio
Design Studio Open Hours
Oct 31, 10am-5pm (Open Hours)
Nov 1, 3pm-5pm (Office Hours)

At the Columbia Entrepreneurship Design Studio we teach students, alumni and faculty customer-centric methodologies for developing innovative, and practical solutions to ill-defined problems. These methodologies, called “human-centered design”, give entrepreneurs, students, and faculty an agile approach to gaining critical customer insights and integrating them into their products, services, and businesses.

Columbia Startup Lab
The Lab is a 5,100 sq.ft. co-working facility located at WeWork Soho West that provides subsidized space for 71 Columbia alumni entrepreneurs to house and nurture their fledgling ventures. It is a testimony to Columbia University’s longstanding spirit of collaboration and burgeoning entrepreneurial community. With more than 40 startups from all over the Columbia campus, the Lab is the result of a unique partnership between the deans of Columbia College and the Schools of Business, Engineering, Law, and International Political and Affairs.

Columbia University Partners

Please visit the website of Entrepreneurship on and off-campus partners.

Columbia Entrepreneurship

Columbia Technology Ventures

Columbia Business School (Lang CenterTamer Center)


NSF I-Corps

Columbia Law School

Health Tech Assembly

Student groups: COREADIWEPitch [ wepitch. weebly. com/ ], BMES

Alumni: Columbia Venture Community

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