Entrepreneurs from around the University are invited to the Leslie eLab on February 2 for the kickoff event for the new Blackstone Launchpad at NYU. The new entrepreneurship program, funded by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, offers coaching, ideation, and venture creation support for aspiring NYU entrepreneurs—students, researchers, staff, and faculty—regardless of major, discipline, or NYU school affiliation.

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Entrepreneurs from around the University are invited to the Leslie eLab on February 2 for the kickoff event for the new Blackstone Launchpad at NYU. The new entrepreneurship program, funded by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, offers coaching, ideation, and venture creation support for aspiring NYU entrepreneurs—students, researchers, staff, and faculty—regardless of major, discipline, or NYU school affiliation.

“We’re excited to expand our ability to offer individualized assistance to a greater number of emerging ventures,” says Andy Moss, director of the Blackstone LaunchPad at NYU. “It is a tremendous resource for those in our community interested in starting a company or those who may have recently started a business. We want to see you there in person to make sure you have a complete understanding of the benefits you have available through this new offering of the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute.”

Blackstone LaunchPad at NYU participants will have access to one-on-one coaching, networking and community knowledge sharing events, and exclusive discounts on things like software development to online courses and tools. Those who engage will gain invaluable expertise on topics such as customer discovery, software development practices, assessing product/market fit, ascertaining market size and target markets, developing go-to-market strategies and tactics, identifying partner and distribution network opportunities, as well as fundraising strategies.

Any venture that includes at least one current member of the NYU community on their founding team is eligible to participate in the new program. That includes anyone who already has a business, an idea for a business, or is simply interested in entrepreneurship—no prior experience is necessary.

“This program is designed to be comprehensive and inclusive,” Moss says. “We want anyone interested in being part of a start-up and who is part of the NYU community to have the advantages these resources represent. We can provide entrepreneurs access to and assistance with leveraging tools, resources, and lessons learned from best practices that will give them a greater shot to succeed.”

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