New semester-long community-building initiative to produce fun and engaging events for women entrepreneurs on campus. The initiative provides monthly lunch & learn panels, networking events and other special opportunities to help #NYUFemaleFounders grow or scale their startup.

We're looking for female founders and/or individuals interested in entrepreneurship and want to build their network of special industry mentors, investors, potential partners, and an ecosystem of other female entrepreneurs within NYU and the Greater New York City ecosystem.

The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute team seeks female entrepreneurs that want to receive coaching and critical feedback on their idea, participate in skills-based training, and apply to access other competitive programs and resources at the Leslie eLab.

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    No matter where you are on your startup journey, #NYUFemaleFounders is a surefire way to start up in style 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 welcome to RSVP to events and programs.  

    Past Events include:

    #NYUFemaleFounders Lunch & Networking kickoff - 9/18

    #NYUFemaleFounders Startup Bootcamp - 9/25

    #NYUFemaleFounders Breakfast with Quesnay - 10/26

    #NYUFemaleFounders Lunch & Learn with Rent the Runway Foundation's Project Entrepreneur - 10/27

  • Competitions
    ProgramOrganization NameDeadlineApplication LinkDescriptionCash Perks
    Project Entrepreneur Venture CompetitionRent the Runway FoundationNovember 27, 2017http://bit.ly/1OsqfW2Project Entrepreneur, launched by Rent the Runway Foundation in partnership with UBS, is increasing the number of women building high-growth, economically impactful companies. Applications are open until November 27, 2017. We will welcome 200 top applicants to NYC for the PE Intensive on April 13 - 14, 2018, featuring hands-on workshops, in-depth talks, networking opportunities and a live pitch competition, where the finalists compete for a $10,000 grant to build their business and a spot in our 5-week accelerator program hosted at Rent the Runway. Complete details on who should apply can be found here.$10,000
    New York Fashion Tech LabSpringborad EnterprisesDecember 4, 2017http://nyftlab.com/The New York Fashion Tech Lab is a community-driven, relationship building, collaboration, and business development platform. The nonprofit program was co-founded by Springboard Enterprises and key fashion retailers to support women-led companies that have developed innovations at the intersection of fashion, retail, and technology.N/A
    Monarq IncubatorMonarqNovember 30, 2017https://www.monarqincubator.com/We battle gender bias and support diverse founders to create a robust pipeline of high growth women-led companies of the future. Monarq Incubator is the first women-focused incubator in NYC on a mission to grow a pipeline of fundable innovative women-led companies.N/A