New York University neurosurgeon, Dr. Uzma Samadam, discovered a new way to track minute eye movements and correlate those results to brain injuries such as concussions. Read more about Dr. Samadam's company Oculogica and this fascinating discovery here
NYU students win $1 million Verizon Powerful Answers Award
Co-founders Marc Albanese ('08) and Yapoeng Zhou ('14) were the top prize winners in the Verizon Powerful Answers Award for their company, Smart Vision Labs, a smartphone based autorefraction technology to improve eye health.
First Round Capital Invests in NYU Alum Ricky Berrin's SalesBus
NBC News acquires Stringwire, started by NYU Alum Phil Groman, Entrepreneur
NYU Innovation Venture Fund expands portfolio
NYU awarded grant from National Science Foundation
The NSF recently awarded a $3.7 million grant to a consortium of NYU, CUNY, and Columbia as part of their Innovation Corps (I-Corps) initiative. See an article recently in Business Week about the program to learn more.
NYU Alumni Startup Connect
The newly formed NYU Alumni Entrepreneurs Network held its first event on December 3rd, bringing together NYU alumni entrepreneurs and investors for an evening of networking. Read Xconomy’s recap of the event here.
NYU Initiates Summer Launchpad—a 10-week Accelerator Program for Graduating Entrepreneurs
Thu, May 30, 2013
Next Monday, June 3rd, NYU will kick off the NYU Summer Launchpad—a 10-week accelerator program that will provide graduating NYU student-entrepreneurs with the skills, space, funding, and mentoring needed to help them launch commercially viable startup ventures.
NYU Teams Win $200K in Stern's 2012-2013 Entrepreneurs Challenge
Tue, May 14, 2013
NYU’s most promising innovators received a combined $200,000 in startup cash at the annual $200K Entrepreneurs Challenge held by NYU Stern’s Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
Three NYU-Affiliated Startups Picked for Spring 2013 Class of TechStars NYC
Mon, Apr 15, 2013
Three startups affiliated with NYU have been selected as part of the spring 2013 class of TechStars NYC—a popular accelerator that provides mentoring and financing for entrepreneurs.
NYU Entrepreneurs (magical, inspiring, all around awesome) Festival
Thu, Mar 7, 2013
How often are you inspired, pushed to your limits, and feel included in a supportive community bigger than yourself (simultaneously) for 48 hours? I am not sure about you, but for me personally, this trifecta is hard to come by. Life gets in the way.
Which Schools Graduate The Most Entrepreneurs?
Wed, Mar 6, 2013
If you're graduating soon and looking to start your own business or join a startup, you’re not alone. There’s a massive amount of money flowing into startups these days and it’s a potentially lucrative but definitely exciting career prospect. For example, did you know that nearly $13 billion worth of investment went to graduates from six schools? What are those six schools you ask?
Entrepreneurs don't need to code to find success
Tue, Mar 5, 2013
Want to be an entrepreneur? Great. Don't know how to code? Don't waste time learning. When aspiring entrepreneurs crowded into New York University's Tisch Hall looking for resources, mentors, co-founders and money, they left with a lesson they didn't expect: You don't have to love algorithms (much less understand them) to be an entrepreneur.
Square Founder Jack Dorsey and Union Square’s Fred Wilson Chat at NYU
Mon, Mar 4, 2013
Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Square and Twitter's executive chairman, made his way back to New York University for a fireside chat Friday with Fred Wilson, the co-founder of Union Square Ventures. Dorsey, an NYU alum, talked about his early startup days and how his latest endeavor is evolving.
Groundbreaking NSF Program to Support Academic Entrepreneurs
Fri, Mar 1, 2013
The National Science Foundation selected a consortium of CUNY, NYU and Columbia to establish a regional node for its groundbreaking Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program that prepares academic researchers to become entrepreneurs and speeds the commercialization of their research.