Vincent Ponzo is the Senior Director of the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School where he is responsible for leading and overseeing all entrepreneurship and innovation related programming, positioning and strategic initiatives for the Business School. Vince also plays a prominent role in similar University wide and NYC ecosystem initiatives and serves as an adjunct professor in the Management Division of the school.
Prior to his role at Columbia Business School, Vince held executive level positions at a variety of large businesses and startups spanning multiple industries. These included B2B SaaS software company SelectMinds (acquired by Oracle), mobile advertising company Kargo, and education company General Assembly, where as General Manager he built out and led the offline education business from its earliest days.
Vince is an active mentor to multiple students and alumni, serves as a mentor with Techstars NYC and the New York City Venture Fellows program, is an advisor to numerous startups and serves on the advisory board of cybersecurity education company CyberVista. Vince is often sought after by media outlets for his thoughts on entrepreneurship and higher education and has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Inc., Forbes and on CNN, Fox Business News and other media outlets.
Vince has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS in finance from Boston College.