The new national competition, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to cultivate post-secondary education opportunities for underrepresented groups, using the latest technologies.
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.
Blackstone Charitable Foundation announced today that New York University is one of five universities across New York State receiving a grant as part of the largest expansion of their campus entrepreneurship program Blackstone LaunchPad. New York becomes the eighth Blackstone LaunchPad region, following Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Montana, California, and Ireland.
The hackathon will run from Friday, November 14th, at 1:30 p.m. to Saturday, November 15th, at 6 p.m. The judging contest will take place on Saturday, November 15th, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
On Monday, June 2nd, NYU will kick off the second annual NYU Summer Launchpad—its pioneering 10-week startup accelerator program that provides graduating NYU student-entrepreneurs with the skills, space, funding, and mentoring needed to help them build commercially viable startup ventures.
Mark and Debra Leslie give major gift to encourage and support entrepreneurship across NYU
Hundreds of successful and would-be NYU entrepreneurs will be coming together on Nov 11 and 12 at the first-ever NYU Entrepreneurs Festival to figure out how by answering each other’s questions, offering support and advice, and sharing stories of successes and setbacks on the road to creating a start-up.
Founders of NYU-related start-ups – including Foursquare, Symbol Technologies, The Knot, Audible, among many others – will gather at Washington Square for The NYU Entrepreneurs Festival, where they will share their successes, experiences, and challenges with hundreds of students, faculty, and alums.
Entrepreneurship has long been a part of NYU’s essential character, but is now the focus of renewed emphasis, with the University launching several new initiatives and bolstering and expanding existing programs to foster innovation, to bridge the gap between basic and applied science, and to look for opportunities to move discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace.