Columbia startups, data, and inventions were on our radar this week.
This week, The Low Down spoke to some of Columbia's up-and-coming entrepreneurs, all of whom were winners in the 2015 Columbia Venture Competition. These entrepreneurs competed for $250,000 at the competition, which took place during last year's #StartupColumbia Festival (happening this year on April 28 and 29).
A year later, we checked back in with the big winners to hear what they're doing, how placing in the competition has affected their business, and what it means to be Columbia entrepreneurs. Listen to the podcast.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...
Dr. Paul McCormick '78CC, '82PS, '89NI, '00PH says Columbia football helped him become a neurosurgeon.
Columbia researchers found that location data on two apps is enough to identify someone. Read about the study.
- The work of Matthew Kallis '86BUS caught the attention of audiences, critics—and Oprah.
- Asian Columbia Alumni Association (ACAA) 20th Anniversary Gala (April 30: New York, NY)
- Sha Na Na Concert (June 3: New York, NY)
THE LOW DOWN:
A team led by Shree K. Nayar, T.C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at Columbia Engineering, has developed a novel sheet camera that can be wrapped around everyday objects to capture images that cannot be taken with one or more conventional cameras. Read the full story from SEAS.