Blackstone LaunchPad at NYU

Blackstone LaunchPad is a campus based entrepreneurship program designed to support and coach aspiring NYU entrepreneurs –students, researchers, faculty and staff – regardless of major, experience,  discipline, or NYU school affiliation.

Be a part of the Blackstone LaunchPad community and get access to a network of venture coaches to receive valuable guidance.

Schedule an appointment with a member of the Entrepreneurial Institute team today!

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Blackstone LaunchPad is new entrepreneurship initiative at NYU that supports aspiring entrepreneurs at every stage of the startup journey. Whether you just came up with a concept an hour ago or have thought about it for years, Blackstone LaunchPad gives you - students, faculty, researchers and staff - access to a global network of entrepreneurs, venture coaches and industry experts to help your venture launch and scale.

Blackstone LaunchPad at NYU offers a variety of resources to support NYU startups at all stages of development including:


Who Can Participate

Anyone currently at NYU can take advantage of the resources offered by the Blackstone LaunchPad program:


Blackstone LaunchPad Coaches
Ali Heron

Consumer engineering & product development specialist for tech companies

Amy Rosen

Edtech & nonprofit resource development strategist

Bryan Spielman

Healthcare technologist with deep experience in business and partnership development

Erica Gruen

Marketing and branding expert focused on edtech & entertainment

Eric Martinez

Brand designer for early-stage growth hacking & customer acquisition

Erica Gruen

Marketing and branding expert focused on edtech & entertainment

Glen Senk

Retail & e-commerce expert helping new businesses find product-market fit

Greg Slamowitz

Healthcare, B2B & policy expert with focus on business strategy

Harvey Homan

Experienced biotech, pharmaceuticals & medical devices funding strategist

Vivek Ragavan

Engineering leader for new media & SaaS based businesses

Jay D Kranzler

Biotech leader focused on operational growth, fundraising & partnership strategies

Jeffrey Dachis

Market research, fundraising & scaling professional targeting healthtech startups

Jim Kelliher

Accounting and revenue generation pragmatist focused on software companies

Jennifer van der Meer

Product-market fit strategist skilled in creating business & revenue models

Joanna Schneier

Education product development, operational efficiency & marketing professional

Mark Pinney

Finance operations specialist growing startups & consulting on venture funding

Rob Fassino

Lifestyle business expert focused on analytics, product & audience development

Ryan Jacoby

Products and services expert executing design thinking & brand positioning strategies

Vince Passione

Revenue generation pro focused on profitability, technical infrastructure & growth

 



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