2017 Entrepreneurial Greenhouse
Greenhouse helps 2nd year CBS students prep ventures for investment.
About 2017 Entrepreneurial Greenhous...
*Note: 1,000 bid points are required to enroll in course, if accepted*
The Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program helps second-year Columbia Business School students to prepare their businesses for inves*Note: 1,000 bid points are required to enroll in course, if accepted*
The Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program helps second-year Columbia Business School students to prepare their businesses for investment by providing support and guidance throughout the semester, funding for pre-launch expenses, access to experts in key fields, and opportunities to present business concepts to professional investors. In its inaugural year, more than half of the ventures incubated in the Greenhouse were launched by graduation.
During their participation in the program, students consult with seed funders to refine their presentations. Sponsors — which include venture capital firms, Internet incubators, law firms, technology providers and accounting and consulting firms — provide financial support, pro bono services and advice.
The Greenhouse class provides seed funders with the opportunity to invest in student projects and also helps many students prepare for application to the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurial Initiative Fund.
Second-year Columbia Business School students are eligible to apply. Applicants must be present for a pitch event on Friday, December 1, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in order to be considered. Presentations will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Feasibility including market assessment
- Profitability for profit-making ventures/financial sustainability for not for profit ventures
- Competitive insulation and strategic differentiation/advantage
- Risk identification and management
- Passion and commitment of founder
- Quality of presentation
- Knowledge of key elements of the business
Course Dates / Times:
The course meets weekly on Mondays in the spring semester, typically from 2:15-5:30 p.m.more
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