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Founders Forum

An event to help NYU entrepreneurs share ideas early and receive feedback from investors and the broader entrepreneurial community



Founders Forum is hosted by Poly's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Association in collaboration with the NYU Entrepreneurs Network and is held approximately twice per semester.


How is the event structured?

At each event, approximately 6 startup teams from the community will present. Typically, presenters will be a mix of student-founders from all across NYU's colleges as well as startups from the Poly incubators.

Each team will have approximately 5 minutes to present their startup and demonstrate their product to a panel of VCs and the audience.

Following the presentation, the investor-panel will have approximately 10 minutes to ask the teams questions and provide feedback.

The events also typically feature a guest entrepreneur from the community who give a short talk about their startup journey and provide helpful advice to other student-entrepreneurs.

How can I apply to present my startup at the next event?

To apply to present your startup at an upcoming Founders Forum event, please email one of the following people. Be sure to include a short description of your startup and a brief statement about why you will benefit from presenting at the event.


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