Funding Opportunity: James Dyson Award Info Session

The James Dyson Foundation has announced that they will be hosting a James Dyson Award info-session and Q&A on May 5th from 12pm – 1pm EST. Participants will have the opportunity to share their inventions and innovative ideas on how to solve problems.Winners will receive prize money and global media exposure! The prize money includes: $2,600 for the national winner, $6,600 for the international runners-up, $40,000 for the sustainability winner, and $40,000 for the international…

Spring 2021 Prototyping Fund Cohort

The Design Lab @ NYU Tandon MakerSpace and NYU Entrepreneurial Institute are pleased to announce the Spring 2021 Prototyping Fund cohort! The Prototyping Fund provides students with the necessary support and resources to bring their ideas to life and advance to the next stage of product development. This semester, 6 teams were awarded grants from across the University; students from Tisch, Gallatin, Tandon, GSAS, Wagner, and Steinhardt will participate in the program. To learn more…

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…
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