The Lang Center aims to ​​catalyze best-in-class startups and investors that are shaping the future. Through world-class curriculum, programming, funding opportunities, and a robust alumni network, student learn to identify opportunity, engage in global conversations, and drive value throughout the business world. The Center offers three areas of focus:

  • Launch: For students planning to start their own business during or after business school
  • Invest: For students looking to learn about investing in startups through venture capital (early stage and growth) and angel investing
  • Scale: For alumni and graduating students who have launched a startup and are looking to accelerate growth

Building on a rich tradition of teaching and research in the field of entrepreneurship, Columbia Business School established the Center in 2000 with a gift from Eugene M. Lang, MS ’40. A member of the Columbia Business School Board, Mr. Lang was both a successful entrepreneur and a distinguished philanthropist.