The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute spurs conversations and events to support women in entrepreneurship. Our #NYUFemaleFounders initiative offers monthly “lunch & learn” panels, networking events, and other special opportunities and resources to help NYU female founders grow or scale their startup.

We’re happy to recognize the female founders who have been a part of the Institute! Here are a few statistics we’re particularly proud of:

We hope to continue to offer impactful content and resources to support female founders and women working in STEAM. If you're interested in getting involved, please let us know by emailing entrepreneur@nyu.edu.

If you are a female entrepreneur who seeks coaching, mentorship, and feedback for your idea, you can connect with one of our many Blackstone LaunchPad mentors by booking an appointment on our website.

  • Upcoming NYU Female Founders Events

    No matter where you are on your startup journey, #NYUFemaleFounders is a surefire way to start up with other like-minded individuals. Current NYU students, faculty, postdocs and researchers looking to engage in a community of women-led startups are welcome to participate. Individuals that identify as female or just interested in the community are also welcome to RSVP to events and programs.

  • Select Teams Led by Female Founders


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  • Female Founders Symposium

    In April 2018 we held the first NYU Female Founders Symposium, hosted at the Two Sigma Ventures office. We brought together more than 15 speakers and panelists to talk about fundraising, confidence, AI, the future of work, and more to a room of 200+ RSVPs. Stay tuned for an announcement about the 2019 NYU Female Founder's symposium, which will be announced early in 2019.

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    The event was a great success, and we are looking forward to continuing to bring together the female founder community at NYU with more talks and networking opportunities!