Inno/Vention: From Idea to Demo Day in 12 weeks

                              Entrepreneurship has many definitions, none that most engineering students can identify with very well. Engineers are naturally drawn to things they can tinker with, build or develop—and entrepreneurship is traditionally the water to an engineer’s machine oil. When it comes to a competition focused on business plans and entrepreneurship, there’s even less of an incentive to participate. That pain point has been mitigated as the barrier to entry for a…

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Top 10 reasons to apply for the NYU Summer Launchpad

  For the second year in a row, the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute will be running a 10-week accelerator program starting in June called the NYU Summer Launchpad. The program, which is for graduating NYU students, will provide our University’s most promising entrepreneurs the skills, resources and connections they need to developtheir startups into viable ventures.  We will be selecting up to 10 teams from across all schools and disciplines to take part. Applications are due April 18th – details and the link to the application…

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Schools out, Summer’s in. Let the start-ups begin.

Although the spring has barely sprung, summer seems fast approaching. As current and graduating students contemplate what comes next rest assured there are options for students who are not allured by the corporate life. NYU students interested in starting their own ventures now have outlets for mentorship, funding, and professional advice. One such example is FOUNDER.org $100K competition. NYU students, faculty, and recent alumni are eligible to apply online for the opportunity to win $100K. Ten teams from around the country will each win a…

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2014 NYUEF Team

Three Lessons I Learned from NYUEF2014

The New York University’s Entrepreneurs Festival was a lot of things to a lot of people, but for me it was one of the most beneficial learning experiences I’ve ever had. This was a process that ranged from the beginning of October to the end of February. I was able to see a project evolve from an idea to finished product right before my eyes. Looking back I can’t help but think that the lessons I learned during the festival can be applied to launching…

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The NYU Entrepreneurs Festival – A celebration of the most important part of entrepreneurship, the people

Well, the NYU entrepreneurial community did it again. On February 28th and March 1st a talented and dynamic group of NYU students hosted over 1,000 entrepreneurs, fellow students, and alumni to celebrate entrepreneurship at the 3rd annual NYU Entrepreneurs Festival (NYUEF). I had the privilege to attend as an NYU alumna for the first time. What’s great about entrepreneurship at NYU, above all, is the people. Walking into the Festival was more like a reunion than a conference. I was in the good company of…

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Announcing the Spring 2014 Awardees of the NYU Prototyping Fund!

Last fall, the Greenhouse at Poly and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute began collaborating on a new program called the NYU Prototyping Fund to give students across NYU access to funding and other resources they need to develop hardware and software prototypes.  After a successful pilot last semester, we’re happy to be awarding our second round of funds this spring. Our objectives for this program are straightforward: Provide students encouragement and resources to build things, helping them bring their ideas to life Help students articulate and…

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EONYU Stories

My name is Martin Kim, a junior in the NYU College of Arts and Science studying politics and economics. As the digital media content arm of the creative team for the 2014 NYU Entrepreneurs Festival, Peter Ryan, Mitchel Lazar, Lewie Kloster, and I were tasked with developing a photography and video concept to promote the festival and create hype in and around NYU based on the motif of “stories.” As we were brainstorming ideas for the photo project, I threw out the idea of taking…

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Reflection on Entrepreneurs Festival ’14

As Co-Lead of the Festival, an MBA student at Stern, and Co-Founder of one of NYU’s student businesses, HireCanvas, I am left speechless after the Third Annual NYU Entrepreneurs Festival. An event that rightfully had a lot to live up to with last year’s cast of speakers, including Jack Dorsey, definitely did not disappoint. A huge thanks goes out to all the sponsors, speakers, students, and alumni that made it possible…oh and of course the team that made it all happen…an incredible group of student…

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Introducing the new NYU EI Blog

After some time offline, we’ve brought back our new and improved blog. We want this to be a space where entrepreneurs from across NYU can share their activities, research, and stories focused on entrepreneurship and discus them with their peers. There is a tremendous amount of activity across NYU and it can be hard to keep up with the many programs, resources, and individuals here to help. We hope this site and the central calendar will be a helpful resource so that budding entrepreneurs attend…

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Funding That Idea You Scribbled On The Back Of A Pizza Box

Typically, the dorm room is a place where we relax, do homework, and can escape from the hectic city atmosphere. It is also a place where creativity is at its best. Lately, it’s become a breeding ground for people to collaborate and create the next big thing. While students are thinking up innovative new businesses and products every day, they often struggle with turning these dreams into reality. This is where First Round Capital’s new Dorm Room Fund comes into play. It is a seed…

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