Entrepreneurship Resources for the Upcoming Innovation Challenge

Interested in applying to the Brown Institute Innovation Challenge in Journalism, Media, and Technology? We have a variety of resources to get you ready for the competition. If you have any questions about the competition, please reach out to Christopher McGarry (cm3014@columbia.edu) or the Brown Institute staff (browninstitute@columbia.edu).

Pitch Practice Workshops

Thu, Feb 17th from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EST
[Register Today!]

Fri, Feb 25 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM EST
[Registration Coming Soon!]

The application deadline for this Challenge is coming up.  This pitch practice workshop, tailored for first-time founders, will also help you draft your best application. Join us for this informal and interactive workshop designed to help you present with confidence and credibility. This workshop is specifically designed for folks who may not be used to presenting formally to investors and business partners.
Individual Project/Proposal Feedback
We encourage you to get personal design thinking feedback from the Columbia Entrepreneurship Design Studio. Teams or individuals are invited to discuss their projects or ideas one-on-one with human-centered designers in the Studio. These sessions will help you clarify your idea, help you get unstuck, can help first-time founders express their ideas in an entrepreneurial context.  It is a safe, supportive environment and will have no impact on the judges’ scoring or your standing in the Brown Institute Innovation Challenge.
Upcoming Design Studio Hours – All in-person at the Columbia Entrepreneurship Design Studio, Room 430 Riverside Church
  • Mondays 12pm-1:30pm
  • Tuesdays 5-7pm
  • Wednesdays 1:30-3:30pm