Leslie eLab

The Mark and Debra Leslie Entrepreneurs Lab is a 6,800-square-foot facility in the heart of the Washington Square campus where aspiring NYU entrepreneurs from across all of NYU’s schools and colleges—be they students, faculty, or researchers—can meet to connect, collaborate, and tap into a vast array resources to help develop their ideas and inventions into startup companies.

We're open:

Mon - Fri: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Host your startup meetings here.

  • Tell Me More
    The Leslie eLab features flexibly configured co-working spaces, meeting rooms, an event space, and a prototyping lab to encourage interaction, prototyping, and collaboration so essential in the development of entrepreneurial ideas.

    Student Visits

    to the Leslie eLab in 2016!

    Who’s It for?
    Anyone currently at NYU can take advantage of the resources offered by the Leslie eLab

    • Current NYU students, faculty, researchers, staff
    • No appointment necessary
    • No prior experience with entrepreneurship necessary
    • Startups at all stages of development
    Where Is It?

    16 Washington Place,
    (at Greene Street)
    New York City 10003
    (212) 992-6070

  • Prototyping Lab

    All members of the NYU community have access to an array of prototyping equipment available at the Leslie eLab's prototyping lab.


    • Ultimaker 3 3D Printer
    • One Stratasys Mojo 3D Printer
    • One Makerbot Digitizer 3D scanner
    • One Forty Watt CO2 Laser Cutter with a 40" cutbed
    • Arduinos and Raspberry Pis
    • Assorted sensors: accelerometers, barometers, light, ph level
    • Soldering irons, drills, pliers, etc.

    Contact us at elab@nyu.edu for a Prototyping Lab training session to learn how to use this great equipment.

    Weekly Training Hours:
    Wednesdays: 1pm - 2pm. Check the calendar for dates.

    Reserve a tool

    The Prototyping Lab guardian provides support to students, researchers and faculty on the use and safety of the prototyping lab equipment.

    Prototyping Lab Guardian
    Mithru Vigneshwara
    Mithru Vigneshwara
  • FAQs

    I am looking for team members. Is there a way I can connect with people here? How?
    Yes, check our Need it/Got it Wall. You can ask for a sticker to add to it at the front desk.

    I have an idea, but I don’t know how to start planning. What do I do?
    Book an appointment with a Blackstone LaunchPad at NYU coach.

    Do you have events where I can learn how to program/develop something?
    Check out the Startup School workshop series, which we run and update every semester.

    How can I use the laser cutter/3D printer?
    You can use the laser cutter and 3d printer after having completed a Prototyping Lab Training. Check the calendar for training times and email elab@nyu.edu to book time in the Prototyping Lab.  After your training, Prototyping Lab Guardians will often be present to help you out. What you print/cut must be directly relevant to a business idea or project.

    Is there a digital message board/version of the Need it/Got it Wall?
    Not exactly, but the closest thing to it is our online Ideator community.

    How can I book space/a conference room?
    Conference rooms can be booked online. Space booking follows a first come, first serve system. Please note that meetings must be entrepreneurial in purpose.

    Who can book space?
    Current NYU students, faculty, and researchers. Conference rooms can be booked online.

    Can I print at the Leslie eLab?
    No, the Leslie eLab is going green. Please visit Bobst Library or the Academic Resource Center for printing.

    I’m in an entrepreneurial club and would like to reserve a room to host a meeting/event. How do I do that?
    If you collaborate with another entrepreneurial club through the NYU Entrepreneurs Network (NYUEN), we will ensure your event has a reserved space, promote your event on our website, and even help sponsor the event through the Collaboration Fund.

    I’m interested in filming and holding an audition. Can I do that at the Leslie eLab?
    No. However, our friendly neighbor, the Production Lab, will take your request. The Production Lab provides an interdisciplinary co-working space, community and career-driven programming, experiential learning opportunities, and makes financial investments in student and alumni feature films. For more information, email ProductionLab@nyu.edu or check out their website.