Columbia Technology Ventures News and Events
Dear Colleagues,

I write this while sitting at a coffee shop on Sand Hill Road in Silicon Valley, meeting with venture investors about many of the exciting opportunities emerging from Columbia research labs.  What is immediately apparent from these discussions is that there is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm within the venture community for university technologies, as well as an interest in getting involved with Columbia entrepreneurs.  However, there is also naturally an understanding that many of these technologies are still early-stage and will require significant time and investment to get them to a successful product launch. 

With this in mind, I wanted to take a moment to congratulate Vishal Misra and Dan Rubenstein, both from Columbia's Computer Science Faculty, on the momentum they've achieved with their enterprise software start-up Silver Lining.  Silver Lining has raised $10M series A funding from Highland and Bessemer, who join angel investor Lightspeed to bring the total funding raised to $12M. It is exciting to see one of Columbia's start-ups getting such a strong vote of confidence from investors!

Columbia start-ups will be on display at a variety of upcoming events, including the NYC Emerging Technology Showcase at Memorial Sloan Kettering on Nov 27th, the NYC Tech You Can Touch event at Columbia on Nov 19th, and even at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January.  We look forward to many more success stories in the years ahead!


Orin Herskowitz

Executive Director, CTV
VP of Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer

Columbia Events

Patenting Biotech

Speaker: Gonzalo Merino
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Columbia-Coulter Translational Research Partnership Information Session

Applicants are strongly  encouraged to attend
Date: Friday, October 19, 2012
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Technology You Can Touch: Columbia
Sponsored by NYC Tech Connect
Date: Monday, November 19, 2012

Time: TBA

9th Annual Columbia Business School Healthcare Conference
Date: Friday, November 2, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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NYC Events

The New Age of Antibody Therapeutics
Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Crain's NY Business Perfect Pitch Competition
Date: Friday, November 2, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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NYC Emerging Technologies Summit
Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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