In the Community Week: January 21st, 2013

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DevFest, ADI’s annual week-long workshop series and hackathon, will take place from Saturday, February 1 to Saturday, February 8th.
  • Kickoff on Saturday Feb 1st — pitch your idea, find a team, get crackin’
  • Hackathon begins on Friday Feb 7th — Finish up (or start!) your project, get fed
  • Demos on Saturday, February 8th – Impress judges like Fred Wilson, co-Founder of Union Square Ventures, and Hilary Mason, Data Scientist Extraordinaire, and compete for $2000 in prizes
  • And in between: Nightly workshops will walk beginners through their first app
  • Free dinner and open hacking every night

Google Student App Challenge

Google has just launched a great initiative for students called The AdMob Student App Challenge and you have an opportunity to enter! The prizes are really prestigious, including a seven-night trip to San Francisco for the winning team, with a visit to the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

AdMob is a Google-owned platform for app developers to help them earn income by showing ads in their mobile apps. The goal of the Challenge is to build a great app, learn how to use AdMob, and submit a short business report explaining your strategy. Your app is judged by Google and a panel of respected industry experts. Students from all over the world can take part. The contest is open for registration now, and you have until March 31, 2014 to build your app. It’s open to students from any discipline, and teams can have a maximum of five people. Register now to take part. You can visit the challenge website here.

Get Inspired. Get Hired. Apply to H’university.

H’university is an unprecedented educational and professional experience connecting you to your next internship and preparing you for your first job. Participate as much or as little as you like in the seven-week curriculum, which consists of skills-focused webinars taught by your professional inspirations (like the Founder of Warby Parker and the Founder of Seamless). You’ll learn the ins and outs of content creation, selling, and social responsibility, and you’ll have the opportunity to interview for Summer 2014 internships at our hiring partner companies such as Sweetgreen, MLB, and Foursquare, to name a few. Oh, and did we mention it’s free? H’university starts 2/4/14 and ends before spring break. Apply today at

Stanford E-Bootcamp

E-Bootcamp 2014 will be a four-day colloquium hosted at the Stanford University campus from April 17-20th, 2014. For the conference, up to one-hundred of the finest national and international student entrepreneurs will be invited for an all-expenses paid stay at Stanford. We will be bringing in successful Silicon Valley CEOs, co-founders, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists to give informative talks and lead workshop sessions designed to help our participants improve their business enterprises and further their knowledge of all facets related to building a startup. Participants will get the opportunity to not only network with Silicon Valley contacts but also network with each other, sharing their start-up and life-related experiences.

Applications close on January 28th, 2013.

Lean Startup Machine

MISSION: To launch Lean Startup Machine in 300 cities across the world.

WHO WE ARE: Lean Startup Machine is a hands-on workshop that teaches entrepreneurs and innovators to start their own companies using Lean Startup methodologies. The workshop is based on framework and principles based on the book by Eric Ries called ‘The Lean Startup’, In 3 days, participants acquire skills needed to identify, test, and eliminate the barriers to a viable business model. With focus on validation and fail fast succeed faster, our attendee’s progress more in 3 days than most others do in 6 months.

Lean Startup Machine has held 150 workshops in 50 cities, across 6 continents, for over 25,000 aspiring entrepreneurs around the world… and now it’s time for SF to see the largest workshop ever. Recently, LSM has been selected out of 1,700 companies to be in the spring 2013 class of Tech Stars NYC.

In the news: The Next Web Echelon27 Huffington Post  Lean London attendee

General Assembly Course

Alumnus Dhruv Vasishtha (CC ’11) is teaching a course at GA called ‘Transitioning to Tech’! Whether you’re a student, recent graduate, or corporate professional, determining what your current work environment lacks and being able to transition successfully to a tech startup environment is an invaluable skill to possess. This class will help empower you to explore technology entrepreneurship by guiding you to available resources.

To read more, hop over to the class description over at General Assembly:

Apply Now: Managing Director, Inside New York 

Inside New York (one of three student-operated companies that comprise CCE’s Columbia Student Enterprises (CSE) program) is a complete guide to life in New York City and treats readers to the best that the city has to offer in dining, nightlife, attractions, and events.

In recent years, the publishing industry has experienced dramatic changes with the rise of digital content distribution.  The task of leading an organization through a period of change and strategizing long-term goals is a challenging one, but the right candidate will view this as an exciting opportunity to have a major impact and experience the obstacles and decision-making that real world business leaders face every day. No specific industry experience is required; more importantly, the new Managing Director should have the desire and ability to learn and grow in the role.

To learn more about Inside New York and the Columbia Student Enterprises Program, visit:

Application Deadline: Jan. 26th, 2014