Columbia Technology Ventures is the technology transfer office for Columbia University and a central location for many of the technology development initiatives, entrepreneurial activities, external industry collaborations, and commercially-oriented multidisciplinary technology innovations across the university. CTV's core mission is to facilitate the transfer of inventions from academic research labs to the market for the benefit of society on a local, national, and global basis. Each year, CTV manages more than 350 invention disclosures, 100 license deals, and 20 new IP-backed start-ups, involving over 750 inventors across Columbia's campuses. CTV currently has over 1200 patent assets available for licensing, across research fields such as bio, IT, clean tech, devices, big data, nanotechnology, materials science, and more.
Over the years, CTV has been involved with launching well over 200 companies based on Columbia's technologies. CTV's efforts are backed by 45 full time staff and an additional 30+ graduate student interns (CTV Fellows), providing broad support to the Columbia community and other stakeholders. CTV also runs an Executive-in-Residence program, which brings seasoned industry executives, serial entrepreneurs, and investors to campus to support faculty and student entrepreneurial activities.
The Columbia Lab-to-Market (L2M) Accelerator Network is a cross-discipline support system providing tactical and strategic guidance to the Columbia-affiliated technology accelerators in Life Sciences, Clean Energy, Media & Tech, Blockchain, and Cybersecurity, with more accelerators expected to be added.
Columbia Technology Ventures (CTV) and the Columbia Lab-to-Market Accelerator Network (L2M) are seeking current undergraduate students at Columbia College, SEAS, Columbia General Studies or Barnard for part-time (10 - 20 hours per week) temporary (10 weeks during June to August 2021) summer interns. The internship will be run virtually, and will be compensated by the hour. Interns would support CTV and L2M staff with a variety of projects, including market research; drafting marketing documents and business plans for innovations from Columbia's research labs; assisting emerging Columbia startups; research potential industry partners for Columbia research; and other similar opportunities. Interns will be supervised by a specific CTV and L2M staff member, and will receive some opportunities for general mentoring and advising.
Interns would support CTV and L2M staff with a variety of projects, including market research; drafting marketing documents and business plans for innovations from Columbia's research labs; assisting emerging Columbia startups; research potential industry partners for Columbia research; and other similar opportunities.
The Student Venture Associates will have an opportunity to work closely with a) L2M teams, b) accelerator administrator teams, as well as c) individual startup teams that are part of accelerator cohorts. They will provide operational, marketing, and strategic support to L2M and its accelerators, as well as other L2M-related projects as needed. Assisting with recruitment & selection operations for accelerator, attending the accelerator sessions to get to know the startup teams to support their business model generation activities; researching opportunities for accelerators to expand and grow entrepreneurial partnerships and programs within and beyond New York; communicating L2M's entrepreneurial activities; representing L2M at events on our partner campuses.
Interns will be supervised by a specific CTV and L2M staff member, and will receive some opportunities for general mentoring and advising.
Current undergraduate student at Columbia College, Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia General Studies or Barnard
Have outstanding organizational skills, extremely detail-oriented, experience working both independently and in a collaborative environment is essential. Must be able to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines, and react to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
Experience with, knowledge of, or strong interest in the technology commercialization and entrepreneurship ecosystem are a plus.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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