Prototyping Fund 2020: A Virtual Showcase with Very Real Prototypes!

Since establishing the Prototyping Fund in the Spring of 2013, we have held two showcases per year, largely in person. The Spring and Fall of 2020 presented the first two opportunities to host the event in a virtual setting.  In both cases, we were impressed by the teams’ resilience and ability to keep working on their prototypes (asking questions, building to testing, collecting feedback and iterating) despite the complex context of an unusual semester. The…

New Fellowship Opportunities: NYU Female Founders Fellowship and NYU First Generation to College Founders Fellowship

The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute has announced two new fellowship and funding opportunities: the Female Founders Fellowship and the First Generation to College Founders Fellowship. The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute is excited to share a new Female Founders Fellowship to better support student entrepreneurs who are committed to advancing gender equality in entrepreneurship! The program will equip 15-25 fellows each year, with the following support: Training: Fellows will have access to comprehensive startup training and mentorship through The NYU Entrepreneurial…

Upcoming J-Term Startup Sprint!

Interested in participating in an NYU Startup Sprint? The J-Term Startup Sprint will be held virtually from January 12-22, 2021. Sprints are two-week programs that teach aspiring NYU entrepreneur teams to transform their ideas and inventions into businesses. Sprints challenge participants to deepen their understanding of their customers and build robust business models. NYU students, faculty & staff are welcome to apply.  Teams in the Sprint will experience: Expert startup coaching Daily skills-building workshops $1,000…

Meet the NYU Prototyping Fund Cohort!

The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute and the Design Lab @ NYU Tandon MakerSpace are pleased to announce the Fall 2020 Prototyping Fund cohort! The objectives of the Prototyping Fund are to provide student teams with the support and resources necessary to build prototypes, help articulate and/or move to the next stage of product development and encourage multidisciplinary collaboration between students at NYU. Phase I of the NYU Prototyping Fund awards teams up to $500 to be used to build and test prototypes. This…

NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge

Do you have an idea for an innovative business? Do you need help figuring out the next steps to scale and launch it? The Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship at the NYU Stern School of Business is excited to announce the return of the annual NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge! The Entrepreneurs Challenge is an 8-month program that guides you through the startup process and is one of the largest competitions in the world for prospective university entrepreneurs. …
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