It is with great pleasure that we have welcomed new team members, Kunal Mehta and Sarah Maibach to the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute.

Kunal-MehtaAs the Venture Associate, Kunal will help drive interest in entrepreneurship and technology commercialization across the university; sourcing, evaluating and leading the due diligence of investment opportunities in the information technology and physical science sectors for the Innovation Venture Fund.

Prior to joining the fund, Kunal was the founder of Unfold and worked at the non-profit charity: waterKunal began his career on Wall Street at J.P. Morgan as a Smart Start Scholar and graduated from the NYU Stern School of Business in 2011. He is the author of Disruptors, a book profiling the early failures and struggles of dozens of well-known entrepreneurs.

For Disruptors, Kunal has been invited to speak at over 50 universities including NYU, Stanford, Harvard, Duke and USC. Kunal is currently working on his next book, Finding Genius. When he is not meeting with NYU entrepreneurs, Kunal is either traveling or can be found at Chipotle.

 

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Sarah joins us as the Program Manager and will be developing technical workshops, growing external partnerships and managing the Prototyping Fund. Sarah will lead the Startup School, a semester-long workshop series open to everyone in the NYU community that provides the trainings and resources to successfully launch and grow a startup.

Prior to joining NYU, Sarah worked at General Assembly where she managed the operations and marketing of the New York City campus and led the company's expansion into Brooklyn. She has also run the summer International Youth Program at Stanford University, which helped connect aspiring entrepreneurs to resources in Silicon Valley.  She holds an M.A. in Comparative International Education from Columbia University.

Sarah hails from California and enjoys swimming and practicing yoga. She is excited to build programs and events that inspire, educate and accelerate entrepreneurs at NYU.

We wish them the best in their roles and what they have to offer the NYU entrepreneurial community.