Hackers with an entrepreneurial mindset looking for a course this Fall?

If you have an idea but are not sure of how to get started,  here’s an inspiring, fun and rewarding course for you:  “Entrepreneurship for Hackers: Turning Ideas into Reality”,  a course open to both undergrad and grad students.

This class is for students who have always wanted to make a product but weren’t sure where to start.  Over the semester you will work in teams to take your ideas and make a product that brings value to your customers. You will learn tools and tricks of the trade include storyboarding, customer interviews, prototyping tools, lean and agile methodologies, business frameworks as well as an introduction to the NYC entrepreneurial ecosystem. At the end, your team will present your product to a panel of distinguished guests from the NYC tech community. Along they way there will be guest speakers from industry as well as entrepreneurs.

The class is being taught by Lucas Nelson and Ali Heron, two very accomplished and successful entrepreneurs well known in the NYC start-up ecosystem.

Due to the special nature of the class we can only admit  a small number of select students and you need to apply to get selected to the class. You may be interviewed  as well. Please apply at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RUf8V6Trh4C5qUaT0wUytUvuzGYMFr6WmSSXYqNj1TE/viewform?usp=send_form

“Do you have what it takes?” Join the Amazing Startup web series

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We are proud to announce our support of The Amazing Startup, a web series that seeks to assist startups in their fight for success.  Through their interactions with The Amazing Startup’s panel of industry experts, startups will be able to find answers to the problems that are holding them back.  Not only will the guest startup be able to take one step closer to success, but the whole entrepreneur community will be able to benefit from the lessons learned on the show.

Currently, The Amazing Startup is accepting applications from young startups who would benefit from the undivided attention from the panel consisting of user experience, business strategy, web/mobile development, and branding knowledge.  The ideal applicant would be a pre-seed venture, with no outside funding; one step away from breaking into the market, but requiring insider guidance and advice on how to achieve its goals.  Most of all, the applicant should be willing to engage in a meaningful interaction with our experts, and have the ability to use the actionable insight they gain from the show to advance their business and become the next Amazing Startup.

 Sean Echevarria  Business Partnerships Lead at Motivate Design


As many of you might know, the Greenhouse – as a collaborative prototyping space where you can meet great people, learn skills and share ideas – has now a sibling in Washington Square: The Mark and Debra Leslie Entrepreneurs Lab.  There are many reasons to go and visit : Read below if you want to learn more! We at the Greenhouse are very exciting by the existence of this great space as well as all the collaborations we are putting together. Hence, as soon as September, some of our pop-up prototyping workshops will take place at the eLab! And we are sure there will be many more shared events to come.


“With the opening of the Mark and Debra Leslie Entrepreneurs Lab so close, there are many reasons to get excited. This new skill-building and collaborative workspace will allow more NYU Entrepreneurs to develop entrepreneurial skills and launch their ventures.

+1 The serendipity

There is a powerful effect of a space focused on entrepreneurs. If you’re finishing your homework for Econ 101, go to Bobst. If you’re looking to launch a startup for a new Warby Parker for bed sheets, code your retina scanning device, or design your recovery aid for post-op cancer patients (real NYU companies) then come on down. This will be a place to meet co-founders, develop skills you need to succeed, and generally push your startup through the sausage factory. Open to every NYU student and faculty member working on their startup, the Leslie eLab is going to be a hive of entrepreneurial activity.

+1 The gadgets

Laser cutters and 3D printers are just the beginning. Whether you’re working on a web-tech startup or a new connected device we’ll have tools to help you along the way. Our computers are fully stocked with all the software you need to succeed, and our fabrication lab is packed with more arduinos than you can shake a stick at. If you’ve got a student group and want to host an event, with a few clicks we can live-stream it to your followers around the world and capture it for posterity.

Leslie eLab Construction

+1 The people

We take it as a point of pride to have the best of the best as speakers, judges, and mentors at our events. Big names are going to be in and out of the lab. This offers the opportunity to learn from their experience and develop personal relationships so that when it comes time to raise that round or incorporate your company, you’ll know who to call, and they’ll know you. On top of that, our staff is knowledgable and committed to help you as much as we possibly can.

+1 The events

Not only is the Leslie eLab going to be a home for the events we host: hackathons, design workshops, team-building sessions, and much more, it will be a place where student and faculty entrepreneurs can host their own events. We want the Leslie eLab to become a home for NYU entrepreneurs brought together by great content. It doesn’t matter if you have any experience with entrepreneurship or not, we’ll have something to help get you started and on the right path to launch your venture.

+.5 The free coffee

Lastly, when you’ve been pivoting for what seems like an eternity and just need a bit of energy to press on, we’ll be here for you with free coffee and ramen. While supplies last, so come visit us soon! “



 Reposted from the NYU Entrepreneurs blog

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