Application Submissions:
March 20-29, 2017 (opening/closing time: Noon EST)

Selection Event:
Friday, April 7, 2017, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.*

Columbia Business School
Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway
New York, New York 10027-6902

Uris 327
Uris 208
Uris 8th Floor Conference Room

Lang Fund Board Meeting:
Friday, May 2, 2017, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.*

*Participation, if selected, on April 7th and, if selected, on May 2nd, is mandatory in order to be considered for funding. If you are unavailable, please do not apply. Contact entprog@columbia.edu with questions.

Eligibility

Graduating students who intend to work on their ventures full time after graduation are eligible to apply for funding from the Lang Fund Board. A selection event scheduled for Friday, April 7, 2017 will determine who is invited to pitch. In order to apply for the selection event, the following criteria must be met:

-Graduating by May for MBAs and August for EMBAs
-Five to seven page executive summary outlining venture
-Comp...
Application Submissions:
March 20-29, 2017 (opening/closing time: Noon EST)

Selection Event:
Friday, April 7, 2017, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.*

Columbia Business School
Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway
New York, New York 10027-6902

Uris 327
Uris 208
Uris 8th Floor Conference Room

Lang Fund Board Meeting:
Friday, May 2, 2017, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.*

*Participation, if selected, on April 7th and, if selected, on May 2nd, is mandatory in order to be considered for funding. If you are unavailable, please do not apply. Contact entprog@columbia.edu with questions.

Eligibility

Graduating students who intend to work on their ventures full time after graduation are eligible to apply for funding from the Lang Fund Board. A selection event scheduled for Friday, April 7, 2017 will determine who is invited to pitch. In order to apply for the selection event, the following criteria must be met:

-Graduating by May for MBAs and August for EMBAs
-Five to seven page executive summary outlining venture
-Completed application highlighting venture accomplishments and intent to work on venture full-time
-Participation in due diligence process with Venture Fellows

Conditions of Investment:

In order to provide more access to seed funding in a venture’s early stages, the Fund will make an immediate initial investment, typically in the amount of $25,000-50,000, in the form of a convertible demand note in ventures that meet its investment criteria. This criteria requires that ventures have a viable business plan with good chances of success and a full time commitment by the graduating student to the business as its owner or prime mover. The Fund retains the right to make an additional equity investment in the business when the business raises its first round of equity backed by professional investors.

The Board retains sole discretion for deciding which businesses it will fund each year and may decide in a given year to forgo the funding of any projects if none of the ventures presented meet its investment criteria.
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Alistair De Bruijne Head of Customer Satisfaction @ F6S
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Ashley Zwick Director, Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School

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