Startup School

Startup School is a semester-long workshop series that provides the training and resources to successfully launch and grow a startup.

Startup School is free for current NYU students, faculty, researchers and staff, but registration is required. Refer to events calendar to register for upcoming workshops.

  • FAQs

    Do I need to register?

    Yes, registration is required for each workshop. Upcoming workshops can be found below.

    Who teaches Startup School?

    Each workshop is taught by an industry expert. This includes venture capitalists, startup founders, startup lawyers, digital marketers, accountants, and more!

    Are there any prerequisites?

    There are no prerequisites. Simply attend the sessions that are of interest to you - and attend as many as you like.

    Where can I see previous sessions of Startup School?

    Check out previous recordings of Startup School on our YouTube channel.

  • Previously Filmed Workshops

    Getting to Product Market Fit Part 1

    Getting to Product Market Fit Part 2

    How To Build Products Users Love

    When and How to Raise VC

    Acquiring Customers on a Budget

    Sizing Up Your Market and Competition

  • Upcoming Workshops
    Tue, Mar 26
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Demystify the Fundraising Process

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    This session will be led by Jenny Fielding, Managing Director of Techstars.  Please note that this workshop is only open to current NYU communit...

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    Wed, Mar 27
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    The Art of the Pitch - CANCELLED

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    As a startup founder, you need to pitch your idea. Constantly. Pitch investors, clients, people you meet on the subway, and more. This session, l...

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    Tue, Apr 2
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Pitching to Investors

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    One of the most critical jobs of a startup founder is communicating the vision and mission of your startup to the external community. This sessio...

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    Thu, Apr 4
    03:00pm ‐ 05:00pm

    Immigration Law for Entrepreneurs

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    If you are an international student, don't let that scare you away from starting a startup. Learn how to make it as an international entrepreneur...

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    Tue, Apr 9
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Coming Up With a Brilliant Business Idea (4/...

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    This ideation session will guide you through the first step of starting a business: deciding what your business will be! Brainstorm great ideas t...

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    Wed, Apr 17
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Startup Sales: Improve Your Odds for Success...

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    The primary activity for startup founders is to sell: to investors, employees, and customers. We will explore sales through these perspectives wh...

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    Tue, Apr 23
    09:30am ‐ 01:30pm

    SBIR / STTR Advanced Workshop

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    Join the NYU Entrepreneurial Insitute for a 1-day intensive workshop focused on all aspects of writing SBIR/STTR grants including: sources of fun...

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    Wed, Apr 24
    04:00pm ‐ 06:00pm

    Product Marketing

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    Product marketing is one of the fastest growing job titles, yet most marketers aren't able to clearly define it. This session demystifies product...

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