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.
NYU Entrepreneurs Festival showcases alumni success stories
Fri, Mar 1, 2013
Entrepreneurs are the new rock stars. Born out of necessity following the economic meltdown, they have emerged from the latest recession with new ideas and a new drive showing no signs of slowing down. From college dropouts revolutionizing the Internet in their dorm rooms to working professionals ironing out inefficiencies after work, we live in a world where store-bought mentalities are losing ground to do-it-yourself pihlosophies.
Building a Hacker Culture in Abu Dhabi
Tue, Feb 26, 2013
For three days inside New York University Abu Dhabi’s purple campus in the Emirati capital, delegates from universities in sixteen countries programmed socially minded apps at the second NYUAD Hackathon For Social Good in the Arab World, the brainchild of the university’s computer science professor Sana Odeh.
NYU Spotlights Innovation at the Second Annual Entrepreneurs Festival
Mon, Feb 25, 2013
New York University will host the second annual NYU Entrepreneurs Festival on March 1 and 2, bringing together successful startup founders and renowned venture capital investors from NYU's thriving entrepreneurial community of students, faculty, and alumni.
NYUAD Hackathon Winners Debut Startups for Social Good
Mon, Feb 25, 2013
Yesterday, Social Enterprise Week in Dubai kicked off with a pre-launch event at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) campus, as part of the university’s 2nd International Hackathon for Social good in the Arab world.
National Science Foundation Scales Up Entrepreneurship Program
Thu, Feb 21, 2013
The National Science Foundation said today that it will fund a major expansion of its Innovation Corps program, an effort to teach NSF-funded university researchers how to build profitable startups around their technologies.
NYU-Poly New-Business Incubator in Brooklyn’s DUMBO Graduates First Startup
Fri, Dec 7, 2012
Less than one year after Polytechnic Institute of New York University's (NYU-Poly) DUMBO-based tech incubator opened its doors, the school today announced that TENDIGI, a mobile app development company, has become its first graduate. The business incubator, launched in partnership with New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYC EDC) and Two Trees Management Company, opened in January 2011.
Scholarships For Startups: How NYU Awards The Best New Ideas
Wed, Aug 1, 2012
Over the last dozen years New York University has held a marathon competition that now includes students, faculty and alums for the best startup ideas. From an original pot of $50,000 conferred on a single winner in 2000, the so-called Entrepreneurs Challenge has grown into a three-legged race for new ventures, social ventures and technology ventures—with a total purse of $200,000.
NYU Teams Win $200K in Stern's 2011-2012 Entrepreneurs Challenge
Wed, May 16, 2012
The winners of this year’s NYU Stern Entrepreneurs Challenge received more than $200,000 in seed money and in-kind support. After pitching their venture ideas, the five winning teams, each led by NYU students, were chosen by a panel of judges from the venture capital, technology and social enterprise sectors.
NYU School of Medicine Students Win Competition at NYU Stern Entrepreneurs Challenge
Mon, May 14, 2012
Three students from the Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at NYU School of Medicine were part of a winning team at NYU Stern School of Business’s (NYU Stern) Entrepreneurs Challenge on Friday, May 4, 2012, where nearly 500 students, faculty, and alumni across NYU competed in three competitions for more than $200,000 in cash and pro bono services and technical assistance.
Colleges become startup factories
Sun, Apr 22, 2012
When Nihal Parthasarathi and Katie Kapler won $75,000 through New York University's New Venture Competition last spring, the partners knew immediately what to do: They quit their part-time jobs to immerse themselves in their dot-com startup.
Frank Rimalovski on the importance of entrepreneurship at schools
Tue, Feb 19, 2013
New York University is in the midst of its annual NYU Entrepreneurs Competition. Over eight months, teams comprised of students from across the university compete for $200,000 in prize money spread across three tracks – new, social, and technology ventures. The competition has been ongoing since 1999, with one notable previous winner being Pinterest (when it was known as Tote).
Technology You Can Touch: You Don't Have to be an Internet Start-Up to Get Funding
Mon, Oct 1, 2012
Last year, I went to the first "Technology You Can Touch" mixer—a networking event hosted by NYC Tech Connect to put entrepreneurial engineers and inventors in biotech, materials and other hard sciences in touch with funding opportunities available around New York City. Last week, I went back to catch up on how the community has developed.
Startup Support: NYU Innovation Venture Fund
Tue, Mar 13, 2012
New York University has a fund specifically aimed at helping the growth of local startups. The Innovation Venture Fund was created in 2010 to invest in startups built upon NYU technologies and intellectual property. The fund invests in 5-6 student, faculty or school research led startups each year with between $100,000 – $250,000.
Read more at Under30CEO »
As Facebook IPO Nears, Universities Take Aim at Student Startups
Thu, Mar 8, 2012
Facebook's recent filing has many commentators likening the social networking site, started in a Harvard dorm, to the search giant Google, founded by two Stanford PhDs less than a decade earlier. But for all their similarities - visionary student founders, explosive marketshare, tremendous valuations…
Growing a New York biotech culture
Sun, Nov 6, 2011
After New York University announced its $20 million Innovation Venture Fund last year, Frank Rimalovski met with a professor from the university's medical school.
Read More at Crain's New York »
Championship: Making the most of the juicy leftovers
Tue, Oct 11, 2011
Recently, tech heavyweights from around the world lined up to bid for Nortel Network's portfolio of more than 6,000 telecommunications and web-related patents. When the dust settled, the portfolio had been sold for five times the opening bid and at least twice as much as analysts had expected.
Championship: Back to school
Tue, Sep 13, 2011
A couple of moons ago, we talked about how "entrepreneur" is often a four-letter word on the university campus. Too many schools fail to appreciate how Web 2.0 has democratized innovation for the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world and make the mistake of assuming it's only engineers or physics students who can come up with the next billion-dollar idea.
NYU as a Venture Capitalist
Sun, Jun 5, 2011
NYU recently launched its first NYU Innovation Venture Fund, where students from seven NYU schools participated in the university's technology expo. With a pool of $20 million venture capital, NYU is acting as a venture capitalist and it is looking to commercialize research, technologies and discoveries.
Silicon Square: NYU Becomes a Venture Capitalist for Homegrown Talent
It was a science fair of sorts, but with no tiny volcanoes and no biology teacher awarding blue ribbons. The students, crammed into the bright Henry Kaufman Management Center auditorium on West Fourth Street, were burgeoning entrepreneurs from seven NYU schools participating in the university's first technology expo, an offshoot of the newly launched NYU Innovation Venture Fund.
Fostering an Entrepreneurial Culture: NYU's Innovation Venture Fund inspires discovery
While many scientists dream of seeing their discovery become a lifesaving medicine, the gap between the laboratory and the bedside is wide and frequently daunting. New York University aims to bridge the gap by aiding privately held companies that are commercializing discoveries owned or developed by the University.
Venture Capitalist Industry on the Rise in NYC
Feb 8, 2011
New York City's venture capitalist dollars have been on the rise, catching up with and surpassing those of its northern neighbor - Boston - and NYU plans to make the most of it.
$20 Million NYU Venture Capital Fund To Support Student Startups
Oct 25, 2010
As the much-buzzed about Diaspora, an NYU student-led project created to offer a privacy-oriented Facebook alternative, continues to take shape, NYU seems to have perfectly timed their move to offer support to similar startups.
Venture Capital Funding Coming to NYU
Aug 12, 2010
Student entrepreneurs can rejoice: NYU recently announced that it would create a venture capital fund to support student and faculty start-up companies.
Frank Rimalovski to Lead NYU's New Venture Fund
Jul 27, 2010
Congratulations to Frank Rimalovski who was named Managing Director of NYU's new $20 million venture fund, which was formed to provide the university's students, faculty and researchers with seed funding to jump start the commercialization of select technologies.
Gotham Goes Tech Crazy
July 6, 2010
Frank Rimalovski, managing director of the NYU Innovation Venture Fund, on how he is trying to spur technological innovation in NYC.
NYU Plans Tech Fund
Jun 28, 2010
New York University plans to launch a $20 million venture-capital fund that aims to spur technology entrepreneurship at the school.
NYU Launching its Own Venture Capital Fund
Jun 28, 2010
University plans to raise $20 million to help sponsor up to six startups per year.
NYU Plans $20 Million Fund to Spur Money-Making Discoveries
Jun 28, 2010
New York University created a venture-capital pool to encourage discoveries by faculty and students that can turn into profit-making undertakings.
NYU Dips into VC Game
Jun 28, 2010
New York University is getting into the venture capital game. NYU plans to create a $20 million venture fund to provide seed funding for business ideas spinning out of technologies developed by NYU faculty, researchers, and students.
NYU to Launch Venture Fund to Spur Commercialization of Innovations and Discoveries
Jun 28, 2010
NYU has announced its plans to create a $20 million venture fund to spur the commercialization of select technologies developed at NYU and to provide "seed" funding for startup companies based on those technologies.