Entrepreneurship Opportunities

Interested in building your startup this summer? The NYU Summer Launchpad and NYU Startup Sprint accelerator programs offer money, mentorship, co-working space and more to help NYU students, recent alum and researcher-led ventures to start up! Countless successful NYU ventures launched in these programs including Brooklinen, Kinvolved, Pepper, Ephemeral Tattoos, Govern for America, Seastraws, Sunthetics, and many others. Collectively these ventures have gone on to raise >$40M, are earning over $110M in annual revenue, and…

Mini Grant Winner: Up-cycling Damaged Laptops

This blog post has been prepared by Somto Ejinkonye, winner of the MakerSpace Mini Grant for the month of October, 2019.Somto is a junior studying at Tandon. Before: Approach: After: Process: ​The project was inspired by the need to reduce electronic waste in our environment by upcycling old or broken electronics. The motherboard was going to be discarded by a local business, so they agreed to give it away instead. Upon closer inspection, the motherboard seemed to be…

Future Labs Open House

The NYU Future Labs grow startups that change the world, and they are opening their doors on December 5 to give the NYU community a glimpse. You will have the chance to Hear from Future Labs founders on cutting-edge technology and building trailblazing companies. Grab this chance to find out how NYC’s OG incubator (launched in 2009) has seen 120+ graduates. Get first-hand info on how one student went from intern to startup founder. The Future…
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Mini Grant Winner: Calendula Cream- Vertical Farm!

New skin care routine, Made in Brooklyn edition! This blog post has been prepared by Fariha Mahjabin, winner of the MakerSpace Mini grant for the month of September, 2019.Fariha is an undergraduate student pursuing Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering The bright yellow Calendula that you see when you walk by the Vertical Farm downstairs at the makerspace, are not just pretty to look at. They have amazing wound healing properties, and have been used for thousands…

Fall 2019 Prototyping fund

The Design lab at MakerSpace hosted the awardees of the Prototyping Fund to review various methods and tools for prototyping on October 4th. Participants were encouraged to use prototyping as a tool to answer a question at hand. Using this notion, over the span of the semester, participants will treat prototypes as “questions embodied” and translate their vision into something that can be used to collect feedback from users. The teams were advised by the…
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