Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering
Mayor Bloomberg and Columbia University President Bollinger today announced an agreement between the City of New York and Columbia University that will lead to the creation of a new Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering, to be located at Columbia’s Morningside Heights and Washington Heights campuses in New York City, and the hiring of dozens of new faculty within the university’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The announcement is the next milestone in the City’s groundbreaking Applied Sciences NYC initiative, which seeks to dramatically increase New York City’s capacity for applied sciences and engineering while strengthening and transforming the City’s economy for generations. Read more.
Mayor Bloomberg said:
“This historic partnership is the newest element in the applied sciences initiative that is, by far, the largest and most far-reaching economic development effort City government has undertaken in modern memory. It will create tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity, and it will encourage the growth of the tech sector in New York City and solidify our leadership in the innovation economy for decades to come.”
Fail fast. Don’t be afraid to take risks, don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
Malcolm Ong, Co-Founder of Skillshare speaking at Lean Startup Machine NYC (via skillshare)
Totally agree with this! When you’re not afraid to fail fast, you’re much more likely to try exciting, wild new things and innovate.
I mowed lawns to get my first Nintendo system, so my measure of success was to create a product a kid would want to mow a shitload of lawns in order to get.
Introducing the CVC30
We’re excited to announce the first annual CVC30, a list of Columbians who have accomplished the most interesting things in the technology, entrepreneurship, and venture industries.
From not-yet-graduated wunderkinds to venerated experts, the 2011 CVC30 is made up of alumni, faculty, staff, and students who represent a host of diverse backgrounds and experiences, much like CVC itself.
It goes without saying that there are many, many more people who deserve to be applauded for their accomplishments this year. We hope this list will serve as a reminder that with every round of funding raised, site launched, and graduate who dares to take a non-traditional career path, Columbia and New York City are only growing in their relevance to the startup world .
Without further ado, the CVC30:
Mike Brown Partner, AOL Ventures
Bill Campbell Chairman, Intuit
Mark Davis CEO, Kohort | Venture Partner, HPVP
Chris Dixon Founder, Hunch
Michael Dwork Founder, Verterra
Roger Ehrenberg Founder, IA Ventures
Marc Glosserman Founder, Hill Country Barbecue
Seth Goldstein Founder, Turntable.fm
Ron Gonen Founder, Recyclebank
Jared Hecht Founder, Group.me
Daniel Hoffer President/CEO, CouchSurfing International
Ben Horowitz Founder, Andreesen Horowitz
Doug Imbruce Founder, Qwiki
Deborah Jackson CEO, JumpThru
Philip James Founder, Lot18 & Snooth
San Kim Founder, ShowMe
Graham Lawlor Founder, UltraLight Startups
Dave Lerner Venture Studio + Venture Lab @ Columbia
Cyrus Massoumi Founder, CEO, ZocDoc
Chris McGarry Major Gift Officer, SEAS
Jen Schnidman Medbery CEO/Founder, Drop the Chalk
Alan Patricoff Founder, Greycroft
Alessandro & Alexandra Piol Co-founders, Vedanta Capital
Adam Pritzker Founder, General Assembly
David Rose Chairman, NY Angels
Bartek Ringwelski CEO, SkillSlate
Zach Sims & Ryan Bubinski Co-founders, Codecademy
Jon Stein CEO, Betterment
Jon Steinberg President, BuzzFeed
David Whittemore Founder, ClothesHorse
Chris Wiggins Founder, HackNY
11.11.11 11:11:11! Happy Nerd New Year / last binary date of the century! Let’s turn it up to 11! I’m celebrating by hatching a new startup!