Founded in 2006, the Columbia Venture Community (CVC) is a private, global community for Columbia alumni, students, and staff who are interested in all aspects of entrepreneurship and innovation. The group welcomes members from any Columbia University school, sector, or industry function (e.g., entrepreneur, investor, designer, lawyer, etc.).
Our mission is to foster entrepreneurship among Columbia University alumni, students, and staff by facilitating communication, providing access to needed resources, and creating a vibrant and supportive community. To that end, we gather for an array of virtual and in-person events including incubation nights, demo nights, speaker panels, private dinners, and happy hours. We have hosted 475+ events since our founding.
Individuals must supply their current or former Columbia email address (UNI) to become a member.
CVC is endorsed by Columbia University and is classified as a "shared interest group" (SIG) under the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA).