New York City Chapter [CVC-NY]

The Columbia Venture Community was founded in New York City in 2006. For obvious reasons, the city is our headquarters and most active chapter. More than 160,000 Columbia alumni, students, and staff live and work in the greater metropolitan area.

at a glance

  • 300+ events since 2006

  • 8 Demo Nights

  • 50+ board alumni

where we meet

Columbia Startup Lab @ WeWork SoHo West
69 Charlton Street
New York, NY 10014


current board members (2019)


Courtland Thomas | NYC Chapter Lead

Jared Schwartzentruber | Incubation Night Lead

Kiran Dutta | Demo Night Lead

Mike Karp | Dinner & Special Events Lead

Shashi Srikantan | Dinner & Special Events Lead

Piyushi Bishnoi | Community Events Lead

Alain Joseph | Venture Engagement Committee

Emily Man | Venture Engagement Committee

Nikki Fernandez | Venture Engagement Committee