Steve Blank, Senior Fellow for Entrepreneurship at Columbia, will speak on January 12 on "Hacking NYC: Beyond the Rise of the NYC Startup Ecosystem."
The current state of New York City's entrepreneurship ecosystem is widely considered a modern marvel.
Blank, along with Executive Director, Columbia Technology Ventures Orin Herskowitz, will discuss how much of this success can be attributed to former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, how has this progress evolved under Mayor Bill de Blasio, and how NYC compares to other startup hotspots including Silicon Valley, Boston, and Tel Aviv.
RSVP for the event here and read some top business insight for the new year from Blank's previous Columbia talks:Read more
If you’ve thought about making a career change or sought job advice recently, you may have come across the Columbia Career Coaches Network – a group of over 20 accredited professional alumni career coaches who provide fee-based consulting and volunteer for the Columbia Alumni Association’s free professional development programs throughout the year.
One of those coaches is career expert Caroline Ceniza-Levine '93BC who is also a regular contributor for Forbes and Money and Time. Earlier this year, Caroline wrote about ways to structure your networking pitch, an important asset to develop at any professional level.
Check out Caroline’s advice below:Read more
Way to go, Columbia alumni!
Two Columbia Business School alumni and a Columbia College graduate recently were inducted into the prestigious Crain's Hall of Fame 2015.Read more
A recent webinar hosted by Columbia’s Center for Career Education (CCE) focused on the importance of research in the job search process.
Alicia Schiller, associate director of Undergraduate Career Development at CCE, says research allows job-seekers to make informed decisions, understand an audience, and stand out in a pool of applicants.
Check out these tips from CCE:Read more
by Cynthia Indriso '86PH
Common to every autobiography published of the Nobel laureates across all six prize categories is their acknowledgement of the key role that great mentors have played in helping them on their journey to excellence.
In the business world, the key role played by mentors has traditionally been less venerated, though this has changed in recent years.Read more
by Vince Ponzo '03BUS
originally published in Columbia Business
No word captures the zeitgeist of today’s business environment better than ‘entrepreneurial’. The word is everywhere: in pop culture, on the news, and most importantly, reverberating through businesses of every size. So how can you learn to be more entrepreneurial within your organization?
First, let’s touch on why an entrepreneurial mindset is important. Today, the status quo for businesses is constant change, largely due to accelerating technological advancement, the erosion of brand loyalty driven by easy access to comparative information, and new local and global entrants regularly altering market equilibriums. An entrepreneurial mindset allows you to stay ahead in this competitive environment by creating and responding to opportunities in your business, industry, and career.
Now let’s discuss how to get there.Read more
by Elias Gagas '01SEAS