The Columbia Global Centers provide opportunities for the University and their local business communities to collaborate with experts and industry specialists on leading-edge business growth and entrepreneurial solutions. The Centers offer business leaders and the public trainings, workshops, and master classes on subjects such as innovative business models, financial structures, and governance practices.
After an intense year of mentorship and support, the 2019-2020 Urban Works Innovation Challenge culminated in an engaging Demonstration Day on September 29, 2020 as the winning startups presented their tech solutions before a very distinguished panel of investors and Columbia alumni advisors.
COVID-19 has raised new challenges for businesses and employees adjusting to working from home, and highlighted the urgency sustainability measures for India’s cities. Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai created a series of videos featuring startups selected for the Urban Works Innovation Challenge 2019-2020 with tips to make our work environments sustainable and safe.
To benefit the Urban Works startups, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai organized a series of webinars to provide market knowhow and access in the sectors of waste recycling, water management, and mental health and prevention of sexual harassment in May and June 2020.