The Columbia | IBM Launch Accelerator is a non-dilutive program for building and scaling successful companies in the areas of data transparency, big data, AI/ML, blockchain, cybersecurity, or related fields in deep tech. The goal of the program is to help the best emerging ventures succeed through education, mentorship, and business model design. As a pillar of the Columbia IBM Center for Blockchain and Data Transparency, IBM and Columbia University have partnered to offer companies a customized program with education from industry and academic research experts, hands-on value-added workshops, active mentoring and curated customer meetings. This program is open to teams consisting of at least one team member who is a faculty, student, fellow, or recent alumni of an NYC-based accredited academic institution. University research teams are encouraged to submit their funded research outcomes for publication in academic journals, as usual.
Sponsoring Entities: Columbia University, IBM
Contact: Jack Steele, [email protected]