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Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a strong entrepreneurship community to grow a startup. NYU actively works to build and support a strong entrepreneurship ecosystem, both within the university and with the broader NYC startup community.


NYU Entrepreneurs Network

The NYU Entrepreneurs Network (NYUEN) is multi-disciplinary collaborative of more than 20 entrepreneurship, technology and innovation-related graduate and undergraduate organizations representing students from ten schools across the University. The NYUEN facilitates coordination and collaboration between the student organizations and their respective schools, NYU alumni and the larger New York City entrepreneurial and venture ecosystems. In doing so, the NYUEN strives to put NYU at the forefront of the NYC entrepreneurial and venture ecosystems. Each member organization runs activities that help fledgling entrepreneurs hone their skills and meet like-minded peers. Meet our member organizations and the NYU schools, colleges and institutes they represent.

Meet our member organizations and the NYU schools, colleges and institutes they represent.


Schools part of the NYU Entrepreneurs Network

NYU-Poly Incubators

Incubators are a key engine of NYU-Poly'€˜s strategy of I2E: innovation, invention and entrepreneurship. In 2009 the University partnered with the New York City Economic Development Corporation to open the Varick Street Incubator as part of Mayor Bloomberg'€™s 11-point Economic Opportunity Plan. With a focus on mobile, digital media, fintech, and gaming, incubators are located at 137 Varick Street in Hudson Square and 20 Jay Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Co-located resources at the incubator include NYC Seed and Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. The University also operates the New York City Accelerator for Clean and Renewable Energy (NYC ACRE) with the support of the New York City Investment Fund and the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority. Since their inception, the incubators have generated $251 million in economic activity, creating more than 900 jobs, and contributing $31.4 million in local, state, and federal tax revenue. Five graduates of the incubator were acquired by larger companies for more than $50 million.

More information about the Poly incubators

Poly Incubators

NYU School of Engineering Greenhouse

The Greenhouse provides flexible work and meeting space, and serves the NYU community in the heart of Brooklyn’s Tech Triangle, 6 MetroTech Center at NYU School of Engineering. The space is a blank slate for creative thinkers with occasional talks, skill shares, and opportunities to meet with professionals from NYU-Poly's incubators and from industry. The Greenhouse is designed and run by NYU–Poly students trained in facilitating the creative process along with Assistant Professor Anne-Laure Fayard. Drop by the space any time, or contact either of the Greenhouse Guardians at

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NYU Faculty Entrepreneurs (NYUFE)

NYU faculty are engaged in cutting-edge entrepreneurship research and practice, in emerging and established industries. Throughout the university, students can find clinical, adjunct and tenured professors and executives-in-residence offering foundational and advanced graduate courses in entrepreneurship.

To join a mailing list with other faculty members engaged in entrepreneurship please send the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute team an email.

Contact the NYUEI team


Day 1 Expos

The NYU Day 1 Expos are sector-specific (information technology or life sciences) events where NYU researchers can share promising research and technologies with commercial applications with the venture capital and entrepreneurial communities.

At the Expos you can expect a science fair of innovation. NYU students, faculty and researchers discuss their discoveries and commercial applicability in an intimate setting where our guests-€”entrepreneurs, technology executives, angel and VC investors - €”can provide valuable insights, open doors, explore opportunities for collaboration, as well as be a rich source for education and networking.

Visit the Day 1 Expos website


Scientific Entrepreneurs Society

The NYU Scientific Entrepreneurs Society (SES) is a club for PhDs and Post-Docs from across NYU who are interested in learning more about entrepreneurship and commercializing their research. The group holds monthly events including lectures from guest speakers, mixers, and workshops, all accompanied by opportunities for networking. Events are casual and food and beverages are included. No prior experience with entrepreneurship is required.

Visit the SES website to learn more or join

SES Students

NYU Entrepreneur Dormcubator

A floor in the Second Street NYU dorm will become a dedicated space for upperclassman student entrepreneurs to connect, learn and build an entrepreneurial community among their peers. Students will be encouraged to develop and pursue new ventures through sponsored activities including a speaker series with NYC entrepreneurs, skill-building workshops and networking events with startups. This is a new program launching in the 2013-2014 school year.

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2013-2014 Entrepreneur Handbook

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