The Construction Business Initiatives group manages the CU Grow Vendor Development program within Columbia Facilities and Operations. The program has graduated 117 firms, awarded over $123M in contracts, and approved 86 graduating firms to become Columbia University vendors.  

With Columbia’s commitment to incorporate MWLBE firms into its approved vendor portfolio, graduates have worked on projects within our legacy Morningside campus, the new Manhattanville campus, and our MRO organization, Synovos. 

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CU Grow Graduates of Cohort 3 - 2019

Our Alumni

Note: The program reserves the right to select firms whose service offerings best match the University's current needs.


We celebrate the achievements of our alumni. Read more below.

All Renovation Construction (AR Construction) Reaches New Heights

Two years after completing the CU Grow Vendor Development program, Harlem-based AR Construction is reaching new heights with projects inside and outside of Columbia. 

WATT+FLUX Pivots Focus in Response to COVID-19

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, K.A Stacie Alexiou, CEO of WATT+FLUX and graduate of the CU Grow Program’s third cohort, has pivoted the focus of her energy efficiency LED company to include a third technology division, Pathogen BioTech, a powerful decontamination service. 

Stay Connected

We'd love to hear from you! CU Grow Alumni will receive access to program procurement events, emails about program updates and industry partnership news, as well as the opportunity to request technical assistance from the Construction Business Initiatives.

Join our private and exclusive LinkedIn group for all alumni to keep up-to-date with program news and opportunities. If you have been awarded work within any of Columbia University's campus, please email us so that we can highlight your work. Please also email us with any questions or news you'd like to share!